World Language

For more information about any of these courses, please visit the Curriculum Guide on our website. The curriculum guide provides detailed information about each course including pre-requisites, course length, and provides a course description.  Please note this guide may include courses that are not currently available as they will be new offerings next year.

World Language Course Sequence 

Seal of Biliteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award earned by students who demonstrate a high level proficiency in one or more languages, in addition to English, during their high school career. The Seal of Biliteracy was approved by the Illinois State Board of Education with the intention of promoting cultural literacy and bilingualism to meet the demand of employers needing bilingual employees. Students that earn the Seal of Biliteracy will have the official seal appended to their high school diploma and transcript.  Some universities may also award college credit for earning the Seal.

Students and families should note that our level 3 and level 4 world language courses are offered in partnership with MCC so that students in French, German, and Spanish will likely earn more credits via dual credit (16 earned) than the Seal of Biliteracy (for example 12 credits from NIU).  For this reason, it may not be time and/or cost effective to pursue the Seal of Biliteracy in these areas.  For students with proficiency in other languages (e.g. Polish) earning the Seal may be a good way to be recognized for your bilingualism.

To learn more about the Seal of Biliteracy, please review the following FAQ:

Seal of Biliteracy faq

To apply for the Seal of Biliteracy, please complete the following form:

d155 SEAL OF BILITERACY APPLICATION

Contact Us

Matt Timmerman
Director of Curriculum & Assessment 
Email: mtimmerman@d155.org

Cori Schwarzrock
Cary-Grove High School
Division Lead 
Email: cschwarzrock@d155.org

Steven Knope
Crystal Lake Central High School
Division Lead 
Email: sknope@d155.org

Jeffery Delzell
Crystal Lake South High School
Division Lead 
Email: jdelzell@d155.org

John Pellikan
Prairie Ridge High School
Division Lead 
Email: jpellikan@d155.org