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High School Diploma Endorsement for Biliteracy

An endorsed diploma for biliteracy is a credential given by a Colorado school or district recognizing students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.  An endorsed diploma encourages students to pursue biliteracy skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions office.  The following is guidance provided by the Senate Bill 17-123 to guide districts through implementing the pathway of the endorsed diploma for biliteracy. 

The Colorado Department of Education is obligated to make available Body of Evidence and District Assessments approved in Colorado available to LEAs upon request.

Approved Criteria Body of Evidence and/or District Assessment for the High School Diploma Endorsement for Biliteracy used by Colorado LEAs resource page

Districts and Schools Implementing Diploma Endorsement for Biliteracy

Below is the list of districts and schools that are currently recognizing students' skills in biliteracy through the diploma endorsement. To be added to this recognition page, please contact the Diploma Endorsement Coordinator, Lulu Buck

Pioneer Districts

Adams County 14

Denver Public Schools

Eagle County School District


Districts Implementing (Year denotes 1st year to graduate a student)

  • Adams 12 Five Star Schools (2019)
  • Aurora Public Schools (2018)
  • Bayfield School District (2019)
  • Boulder Valley School District (2018)
  • Colorado Early Colleges , all campuses (2019)
  • Colorado Virtual Academy (2020)
  • Douglas County School District (2019)
  • Ellicott School District 22 (2020)

  • Estes Park School District (2019)
  • Falcon District 49 (2020)
  • Greeley Evans School District 6 (2019)
  • Jeffco Public Schools (2019)
  • Lake County School District (2018)
  • Mesa District 51 (2017)
  • Moffat School District (2019)
  • New America School - Lowry Campus (2019)

  • Poudre School District (2018)
  • School District 27J (2019)
  • Steamboat Springs School District (2019)
  • St. Vrain Valley School District (2019)
  • Summit School District (2017)
  • Thompson School District (2018)
  • Valiant Academy (2020)
  • Victory Preparatory Academy High School - Colorado Charter School Institute (2019)

High School Diploma Endorsement for Biliteracy Certificate Templates

In order to recognize students who have fulfilled the requirements of Senate Bill 17-123 for the High School Diploma Endorsement for Biliteracy, districts can download one of the certificate templates linked below.

For technical assistance, please contact Lulu Buck at or 303-866-6198.