At La Follette we believe it is important to prepare students to be good citizens both globally and locally. Students are encouraged to participate in programs and experiences that will expand their global and intercultural understanding and improve their skills in other languages. There are three certificates that students can earn to showcase these skills for colleges and employers. Some of the requirements overlap, and we encourage students to complete more than one recognition. Interested students should contact their World Language or Dual Language Immersion (DLI) teacher for more information.
Click here for a document that compares the three.
District-wide information is available on the MMSD website.
Dual Language Immersion Certificate
Students who participate in the DLI program and take at least three Spanish language classes and three DLI social studies classes are eligible for the DLI program certificate.
Seal of Biliteracy
Arabic, ASL, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Hmong, Japanese, Spanish, others may be available
The Seal of Biliteracy (SBL) requires proof of a high level of oral and written fluency in both English and another language. Students complete reflections on cultural literacy through book reviews, participate in global or intercultural experiences, and serve in the community. The SBL is available at two levels.
Global Education Achievement Certificate
ASL, French, German, Hmong, Spanish, others may be available
The Global Education Achievement Certificate (GEAC) recognizes students who have taken at least 4 credits in one language and 4 credits in courses with a global focus, have reflected on 8 works from these courses, participated in global activities, and have created a global community service project of at least 20 hours.