Dual Language Program: Programa de doble lenguaje
Benefits of the Program (Beneficios del programa)
- Qualify for two special seals on the diploma (pending requirements)
- Communication skills developed in both languages
- Leadership experience within the school and community
- Intervention, when needed
- Sense of community and comradery
Dual Language Mission (Misión de doble lenguaje)
Implement a high quality Dual Language Program that emphasizes academic achievement in English and Spanish.
Implementar un programa de alta calidad que se enfatiza el rendimiento académico en inglés y en español.
Dual Language Vision (Visión de doble lenguaje)
Graduate students to be bilingual, bi-literate, and culturally diverse.
Graduar estudiantes del programa de doble lenguaje que sean, completamente bilingües y culturalmente diversos.
BPUSD Dual Language Plan/Plan Bilingüe
Students accepted into the Dual Language program will follow the plan below as part of their High School Academic Plan. Upon graduating and meeting all DL requirements/expectations students can earn a DL Seal and/or a Bilingual Seal on their diplomas.
Click on the picture below for detailed requirements regarding the CA Bilingual Seal.
BPUSD Dual Language Seal
- Enrolled in the DL program since kindergarten (K-12)
- Completion of the Service Learning Project
- Has taken the AP Spanish Test
CA State Seal of Biliteracy
- Complete all high school graduation requirements with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
- Proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English, demonstrated through one of the following methods:
- Passing the Spanish Advanced Placement (AP) examination with a score of 3 or higher.
- Completing a 4-year high school course of study in a foreign (world) language, or its equivalent, with an overall grade point average of 3.0.
- Proficiency in Writing (3) on the SBAC.
- Participate in community service, extra-curricular activities, and student conferences.
- Take the AP Spanish Language Exam during the student's 11th grade year.
- Maintain a 2.5 GPA or better. Students must maintain a grade of C or better in all core and Dual Language classes; if a student receives lower than a C on a report card, the student is placed on probation and the course must be retaken.
- If the student receives two unsatisfactory grades, he/she can be exited from the program. Once the student exits the program, he/she cannot return to the program.
Service Learning Project (12th Grade)
- Completed during the Chicano Literature Course.
- Students identify a problem in their community in which they can affect positive change.
- They plan out the steps necessary for addressing this issue.
- They research, discuss, and act on their plan.