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Bilingual Program

In a world with growing concern about and dedication to diversity and global awareness, it is important that Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) provide educational experiences, which prepare students for a global perspective, as well as opportunities to use their bilingualism, biliteracy skills, and cultural understanding. Students with these abilities are assets to their educational and professional communities.

A student who has an Albuquerque Public School District Bilingual Recognition Seal on his/her diploma went above and beyond the graduation requirements and demonstrate that their biliteracy and bilingualism is not only conversational but extends to academic mastery.


  • Complete core content courses in both English and Spanish 
  • Complete content courses in Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies in both languages
  • Complete a level IV or above Spanish course
  • Complete the APS district reading, writing, and oral interview assessments that demonstrate their proficiency level in both English and Spanish
  • Obtain letters of recommendation from four to six teachers
  • Achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average

The rigor involved in receiving a bilingual seal demonstrates this student’s dedication for learning. This student will be an asset to your educational or professional community.

Juan Aragón
Bilingual Seal Coordinator

Classes & Categories

Below are the classes and categories needed for the Bilingual Seal. Click each category view each category list.

Please note:

  • Content classes may vary depending on the language
  • Electives don't count toward the Bilingual Seal unless they are content classes
  • Students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA


Juan Aragon