SVHS Programs and Pathways » Dual Language Program/Programa de Doble Lenguaje

Dual Language Program/Programa de Doble Lenguaje


  • Qualify for two special seals on the diploma (pending requirements)
  • Communication skills developed in both languages
  • Leadership experience within the school and community
  • Intervention, when needed
  • Sense of community and comradery  

Dual Language Mission (Misión)

Implement a high quality Dual Language Program that emphasizes academic achievement in English and Spanish.


Implementar un programa de alta calidad que se enfatiza el rendimiento académico en inglés y en español. 


Dual Language Vision (Visión)

Graduate students to be bilingual, bi-literate, and culturally diverse.


Graduar estudiantes del programa de doble lenguaje que sean, completamente bilingües  y culturalmente diversos.


 Students accepted into the Dual language program will follow the plan below as part of their High School Academic Plan. Upon graduating and meeting all DL requirements/expectations students can earn a DL Seal and/or a Bilingual Seal on their diplomas. Click on the picture below for detailed requirements regarding the CA Bilingual Seal.


Stat seal







BPUSD Dual Language Seal
Enrolled in the DL program since kindergarten (K-12)
Completion of the Service Learning Project
Taken the Spanish AP Test


CA State Seal of Biliteracy
Complete all high school graduation requirements with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
Proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English, demonstrated through one of the following methods:
Passing the Spanish Advanced Placement (AP) examination with a score of 3 or higher.
Completing a 4-year high school course of study in a foreign (world) language,
or its equivalent, with an overall grade point average of 3.0.
Proficiency in Writing (3) on the SBAC.

9th grade/ Noveno

10th grade/Décimo

11th grade/Onceavo

12th grade/Duodécimo


Leadership Seminar


Cultural Project

Chicano Studies

Chicano Literature


Spanish 2 Honors


Spanish 3 Honors


AP Spanish Language


*Must take AP Spanish Language Exam during 11th grade

AP Spanish Literature

*Highly recommended

Dual Language Club

Dual Language Club

LA Field Trip

Service Project

Other 9th grade courses needed for graduation

Other 10th grade courses needed for graduation

Other 11th grade courses needed for graduation

Other 12th grade courses needed for graduation



  • Participate in community service, extra-curricular activities, and student conferences.
  • Take the AP Spanish Language Exam during the student's 11th grade year. 
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA or better. Students must maintain a grade of C or better in all core and Dual Language classes; If a student receives lower than a C on a report card, the student is placed on probation and the course must be retaken.
  • If the student receives two unsatisfactory grades, he/she can be exited from the program. Once the student exits the program, he/she cannot return to the program.


  • Completed during the Chicano Literature Course.
  • Students identify a problem in their community in which they can affect positive change.
  • They plan out the steps necessary for addressing this issue.
  • They research, discuss, and act on their plan.
Learn more about our program. Click on PDF below.

Dual Language Contacts


DL Administrator

Norma Cervantes

[email protected]


DL Coordinator/Teacher

Darlene Torres

[email protected]


DL Coordinator/Teacher

Marianne Kittlaus [email protected]


DL Teacher

Esther Serrano

[email protected]






Dia de los muertos celebration
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