All Glendale Unified students are eligible to receive a Glendale Unified Bilingual Competency Award commendation, which includes a Certificate of Competency, a silver or gold medallion, and a seal on their diploma. Students may receive a Bilingual Competency Award in more than one language.
Bilingual Competency Awards
Additionally, qualifying students may receive a California State "Seal of Biliteracy" designation on their official transcript.
Students wishing to receive a Bilingual Competency Award must register for the Bilingual Competency Examination during the spring semester of their 11th or 12th grade year. In order to receive a Bilingual Competency Award, students must demonstrate language competency in one or more foreign languages, successfully complete all high school graduation requirements in English, and achieve an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.
Students can demonstrate language competency and receive a Bilingual Competency Award by completing any one of the following:
Silver Medallion - for students who demonstrate competency in English and one other language