CHS Seal of Biliteracy
The 2017-18 graduating class was our first group of students recognized under the CHS Seal of Biliteracy, and this past year grew to a total of 44 recipients in the 2018-19 graduating class. The program, recently adopted by the state of Tennessee, recognizes the value of speaking more than one language, promotes language proficiency in all four domains (reading, writing, listening & speaking), and delivers new economic opportunities for our students as they transition into college and the work force.
Students must complete a Letter of Intent and meet the requirements to be accepted. Depending on your language background, some students may be required to complete a nationally recognized biliteracy proficiency exam (STAMP 4s, APPLE, SAT or WorldSpeak). Once approved and accepted, students will receive a CHS Seal of Biliteracy on their diploma as well as a teal cord for the graduation ceremony to recognize their accomplishment of being biliterate.
Letter of Intent forms may be printed or you may pick one up in Room A605 or A631. Please return all Letters of Intent to Mrs. Misenheimer (A605) or Mrs. Reed (A631) for acceptance. Once the application has been reviewed, we will notify the students if they are required to take a standardized proficiency test. Not all students will have to test. AP scores of 3 or higher will be accepted as one of the standardized tests.
Our next bilingual profiency testing window will be Fall 2019. All four domains (reading, writing, listening & speaking) will be tested, so please plan accordingly. Most students require a minimium of two days to complete the entire test. All payments for testing are done on-line through the STAMP 4S payment link (see below).
SAT2 Tested Languages (Must register through SAT and test independently):
Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, Modern Hebrew, and Latin.
STAMP 4S Tested Languages (Test administered at CHS after school twice annually):
Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Korean, and Polish
Global Seal of Biliteracy
CHS is excited to participate in the AVANT Global Seal of Biliteracy. This seal meets or exceeds the US State Seal program and celebrates language proficiency in two or more languages with an additional certificate from the testing company. Additionally, it allows students an opportunity to present to future colleges, universities, and employers that not only are they academically bilingual, but also prepared to use their language skills for the work place.
Once the student completes the STAMP 4s test and
qualifies for the CHS Seal of Biliteracy, we will submit all documentation to AVANT for approval of the Global Seal. Students must meet the requirements of AVANT in order to receive the Global Seal. Please click on the link below for more information.
Click on this link for additional information
Why should I pursue the CHS Seal of Biliteracy?
STAMP 4S Testing Information
2019 STAMP Testing Dates: October 22, 23, & 24 @ 2:45 - 4:30 in the Library
Deadline for payment & sign-up: October 21, 2019
What is the Avant STAMP 4S test?
STAMP 4S Test Guide & Practice Tests:
STAMPS Payment Link: