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Seal: Participating High Schools


Participating High Schools

The State Seal Biliteracy honors students who demonstrate proficiency in English and at least one other language.

Who can apply?
  • Seniors enrolled in participating public high schools may apply for the Seal.
    • To be eligible, seniors must first meet state and county requirements.
  • Can students who attend private school qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy?
    • No.  Private schools function outside the jurisdiction of the California Department of Education (CDE); therefore, they are not eligible to receive the Seal.
  • Why is my school not on the list of participating high schools?
    • If your high school is not listed, it is because the district has chosen not to participate.  Please speak to your school or district representative.
  • Can I apply for the Seal on my own if my district or high school chooses not to participate?
    • No.  Districts must sign a contract pledging to support students throughout the program before any students may apply.  Additional information can be found on the Seal FAQ page.


Central Valley High School
Contact: Kristen Casal
(209) 556-1900
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  Riverbank USD
Contact: Mary Lomax
(209) 869-1891
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Ceres High School
Contact: Veronica Vas Dinis
(209) 556-1920
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  Roselawn High School
Contact: Rachel Moran
(209) 634-9311
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Denair High School
Contact: Anajanzy Montoya
(209) 632-9911
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  Sentinel High School
Contact: Tonya Bibbins
(209) 874-9017
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eCademy High School
Contact: Tim Norton
(209) 669-3410
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  Turlock High School
Contact: Mayra Arreola
(209) 667-0791
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Hughson High School
Contact: Guadalupe Castillo
(209) 883-0469
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  Valley College High School
Contact: John Luis
(209) 238-6800
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Orestimba High School
Contact: Liliana Esquivez
(209) 862-2916
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  Waterford High School
Contact: María Salgado 
(209) 874-9060
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Patterson High School
Contact: Ermelinda Flores-Bearrup 
(209) 895-4750
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  Whitmore Charter High School
Contact: Marianne Goularte
(209) 556-1610
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Pitman High School
Contact: Luis Jacinto 
(209) 226-6500
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Modesto, CA 95354

Key Contacts

Christine Sisco
Assistant Superintendent

(209) 238-1331

Elvira Ruiz,
Special Programs Specialist

(209) 238-1301

Brenda Insurriaga

(209) 238-1333