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Credit and Recognition

Earn Credit and Recognition: 8-12 Grade Students

Does your student speak a language other than English at home or have advanced world language skills?
Students in grades 8-12 can receive up to four high school credits for a language they already know.  The credits awarded through the World Language (WL) Competency Credit Program meet world language requirements and can be used towards graduation.  The number of credits granted is based on the student’s proficiency level as measured by nationally recognized language proficiency assessments.  Over the last three years, SVSD has awarded 275 credits to 80 students in 19 languages!  For more details regarding the World Language Credit Program, including the impact on high school course planning and transcripts, click HERE.

Washington State Seal of Biliteracy
Students who earn four credits through testing are also awarded the Seal of Biliteracy at graduation.  The Seal of Biliteracy is a special notation that appears on a graduating senior’s high school transcript and diploma as a statement of accomplishment. It can also be earned by scoring a three or higher on an AP language exam.  Read more about the Seal of Biliteracy HERE.

To participate, sign up now for free language competency testing!

  • Testing Date: February 1 or February 8

    • Dates will be assigned based on the language tested
  • Testing Time & Duration:  8:00 a.m. (approximately 2 hours)

  • Testing Location:  Mount Si High School Library

  • Online Registration & Details:

  • Registration closes January 5 (11:59 p.m.)

8th grade students will be allowed to ride their neighborhood high school bus to Mount Si and will be bussed back to their middle schools when testing concludes.