Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy Information

Seal of Biliteracy

Township High School District 211 students have the opportunity to earn the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy by demonstrating high levels of proficiency in English and an additional language. Interested students should pick up an application in the Student Services Department to find out school-specific testing details. Applications are due February 24, 2017 to the Student Services Department. Illinois public universities will accept the State Seal of Biliteracy as equivalent to 2 years of foreign language coursework taken during high school if a student’s high school transcript indicates that he or she received the State Seal of Biliteracy. Current languages available are Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Students interested in taking the APPPL or STAMP exam will take it the week of March 13 -17, 2017 during the first four periods of the day. The exam consists of four modules and lasts two – four hours. There is a $20 fee associated with the administration of this exam. Payment and registration will need to be submitted by the end of the school day February 24, 2017. For more information on how to earn the Illinois Seal of Biliteracy please go to

Please contact the Student Services Department at 847-755-4630 with questions.