CHS Seal of Biliteracy & Bilingual
The 2017-18 graduating class was our first group of students to be recognized under the CHS Seal of Biliteracy & CHS Bilingual Seal. 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 to our students as they transition into college and the work force.
Students must complete an application 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). 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.
Application forms may be printed or you may pick up a copy in Room A605 or A631. Please return all applications to Mrs. Misenheimer (A605) or Mrs. Reed (A631) for acceptance. Once the application has been reviewed, we will notify the student if they are required to take the STAMP 4S proficiency test. Not all students will have to test.
Our next bilingual profiency testing will be in the Spring 2019 (dates to be announced). All four domains (reading, writing, listening & speaking) will be tested, so please plan accordingly. Most students require at least two days to complete the entire test. All payments for testing are done on-line through the STAMP4S 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):
Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Russian, Spanish, Italian, Korean and Polish
Why should I pursue the CHS Seal of Biliteracy?
STAMP 4S Testing Information
2019 STAMP Testing Dates: Will be announced after the first of the year for Spring 2019
Deadline for payment & sign-up:
What is the Avant STAMP 4S test?
STAMP 4S Test Guide & Practice Tests:
STAMPS Payment Link: