World Language Credits

Our High Schoolers

School districts across the United States require high school students to meet a minimum number of years/credits of world language education to graduate from high school. The minimum standard is set by state Board of Education guidelines, and this requirement varies school district by school district. For graduation requirement information, please check your district’s high school website.

University admission also requires that students study a few years of any foreign language. Minimum requirements vary by university, however, typically most universities maintain a minimum of 2 years of study though private universities require 4 years of study.

Over the last few years, SiliconAndhra ManaBadi has been working diligently to ensure our curriculum meets the rigorous academic standards to qualify for word language high school credit. We are proud to announce that several school districts across the United States have approved our course content, and many Telugu learning students are receiving high school credit for their efforts.

Currently, only the states below provide this opportunity. To check whether your school district is among the list, click on your state and find your district for information. We are working hard to add more school districts to our growing list on a regular basis. If you don’t see your school district or your state below and would like more information on how to bring this opportunity to your community, please contact:

Sridevi Ganti

Phone: 510-364-2493

Email: sridevi.ganti@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

California:

In the State of California, the list of schools below accepts World Language Credits (WLC) to meet high school graduation requirement. Number of years of study required vary district-by-district. California State universities require a minimum 2 consecutive years of study. Private universities have their own requirements.

The districts below allow ManaBadi world language credits:

School District

Coordinator 

Phone 

Email

Poway Unified School District

Mahesh Koya

(858) 432-8688

venkatamahesh.koya@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

San Dieguito Union High SD, San Diego

Lakshmi Devulapalli

(760) 685-1348

CarlsbadUSD, San Diego

Anu Vadlamudi

(760) 687-8063

anu.vadlamudi@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

Fremont Unified School District

Sridevi Ganti

(510) 364-2493

sridevi.ganti@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

Pleasanton Unified School District

Sridevi Ganti

(510) 364-2493

sridevi.ganti@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

Milpitas Unified School District

Sridevi Ganti

(510) 364-2493

sridevi.ganti@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

Lammersville Unified School District

Sridevi Ganti

(510) 364-2493

sridevi.ganti@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

Fremont Union High School District

Sridevi Ganti

(510) 364-2493

sridevi.ganti@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

San Diego Unified School District

Mahesh Koya

(858) 432-8688

venkatamahesh.koya@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

San Ramon Valley Unified School District

Sridevi Ganti

(510) 364-2493

sridevi.ganti@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

What is the State Seal of Biliteracy?

The State Seal of Biliteracy, marked by a gold seal on the diploma or transcript, recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. Students must fulfill a certain criteria to apply for the Seal; these requirements vary district-by-district. Contact your local coordinator for district-level details. 

Who determines the world language credit for high school graduation?

World language requirements vary by districts. For details on your school district, check your school website, speak to your high school guidance counselor, or contact your local ManaBadi coordinator.

While a local school district may not require world language credits to meet graduation requirements, please note that state and private universities do require them. California State Universities require 2 levels of world language study for admission. Private university requirements vary. For admission requirement details for specific private universities, please search the university website or contact the university admissions officer. 

Who can register for Telugu language classes for credit?

Students in grades 7-12 attending one of the approved California school districts can register. Students from other public and private schools will not receive World Language credit for high school graduation.

What is Telugu 1?

Telugu 1 is a beginner level course offered to heritage and non-heritage students. The course is 2 semesters (1 school year long course) long. Students registered for this class must complete 2 semesters of study to receive World Language Credit.

Is a student required to complete all 4 levels of Telugu classes?

World language for high school graduation vary by districts. World language credits for undergraduate admissions vary by university. Please contact your local school district or prospective university for school specific information.

My child completed Prabhasam with SiliconAndhra Manabadi. Is my child required to begin from Telugu 1?

The chart below provides information on which Telugu level your child can register for based on the ManaBadi courses completed.

ManaBadi Course Completed Entering Grade Level
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade and Above
Pravesam
Telugu 1
Telugu 1
Telugu 1
Prasunam
Telugu 2
Telugu 2
Telugu 2
Prakasam
Telugu 2
Telugu 3
Telugu 3
Pramodam
Telugu 2
Telugu 3
Telugu 3
Prabhasam
Telugu 2
Telugu 3
Telugu 3
What is the criteria to register for Telugu 2, Telugu 3, or Telugu 4?

All students beginning their journey with the Telugu language must begin with Telugu 1. If your child has completed ManaBadi levels separately, this chart provides information on which Telugu level your child is eligible to begin with.

Can students who are not ManaBadi students enroll directly into Telugu 2 classes?

No, students who have not studied Telugu separately at a ManaBadi center cannot enroll directly into Telugu 2 classes.

Connecticut:

In the State of Connecticut, the list of schools below accepts World Language Credits (WLC) to meet high school graduation requirement.

The districts below allow ManaBadi world language credits:

School District

Coordinator 

Phone

Email

Stamford Public Schools

Sridevi Ganti

(510) 364-2493

sridevi.ganti@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

How many years of world language study are required to meet graduation requirements?

High school students need 2 years of a world language study to graduate from high school. However, minimum years of study required for college admissions vary from university-to-university. For detailed information on a prospective university, please check the university website or contact an admissions officer.

Can high school students use credits received at a ManaBadi center to meet graduation requirements?

No, these credits are not transferrable. Students must take World Language classes offered at the school to meet graduation requirements.

What is the criteria to obtain high school credit for taking Telugu classes with SiliconAndhra ManaBadi?

120 hours of seat time per credit and pass the standards required of the course, which could be the national exam you shared with me.

SiliconAndhra ManaBadi has 5 levels. Can a student begin with any level in grade 9 to get high school credit or do they have to begin with Level 1?

A student would need to meet the 120 hours instructional hours requirement.

Students in level 3 and level 5 write Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University exam. Would it suffice if we submit a copy of university transcripts to get high school credit?

Along with documentation of coursework (120 hours) 

Do high school students require pre-approval from high school Principal or counselor prior to enrolling in SiliconAndhra ManaBadi?

No, students do not require any approval prior to enrolling at SiliconAndhra ManaBadi.

Illinois:

In the State of Illinois, the list of schools below accepts World Language Credits (WLC) to meet high school graduation requirement.

The districts below allow ManaBadi world language credits:

School District

Coordinator 

Phone

Email

Community High School District 99

Lohitha Tunuguntla

(630) 776-7519

lohitha.tunuguntla@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

Hinsdale Township High School District 86

Lohitha Tunuguntla

(630) 776-7519

lohitha.tunuguntla@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

Community Unit School District 300

Manjula Bhamidi

(847) 802-0406

manjula.bhamidi@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303

Manjula Bhamidi

(847) 802-0406

manjula.bhamidi@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

Indian Prairie School District 204

Saritha Gottor 

(630) 885-1186

saritha.gottor@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

Township High School District 211

Padma Vellanki

(224) 828-1336

padma.vellanki@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

Adlai Stevenson High SchoolDistrict 125

Venkat Gangavarapu

(409) 256-1848

venkat.gangavarapu@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

Township High School District 214

Padma Vellanki

(224) 828-1336

padma.vellanki@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

What is the Seal of Biliteracy?

The State Seal of Biliteracy, marked by a gold seal on the diploma or transcript, recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. Students must fulfill a certain criteria to apply for the Seal; these requirements vary district-by-district. Contact your local coordinator for district-level details.

What is World Language transfer credit?

Students can transfer a maximum of 2.0 credit hours for completed coursework into their high school transcript. Students can complete coursework at any ManaBadi center.   

How students earn transfer credit?
  1. Submit a brief letter stating their intention to the Director of Counseling at their respective school.
  2. Register for classes at ManaBadi.
  3. Complete the year’s coursework to declare credit. 
In addition to completing Telugu coursework with Silicon Andhra ManaBadi, are the district students required to take an additional World Language coursework in school to fulfill graduation requirements?

A student may only declare one (1) credit per department/discipline to count towards this specific graduation requirement.

Transfer credit from ManaBadi would be recognized as an Elective credit.  Students must complete 

Two years of Telugu, Telugu 1 and 2 = 1 year of level 1 World Languages in District 86. Years 3 and 4 of Telugu= 1 year of level 2 World Languages in District 86.

To fulfill High School level 1 credit, can the students complete Silicon Andhra ManaBadi level 2 in grade 8 and complete level 3 in grade 9 and earn High School Level I credit?

Yes 

If students complete Prabhasam prior to high school, do they have to register for Level 1 again for high school credits?

ManaBadi graduates must re-enroll in Level 1 for high school credits. These students will be at an advantage as they are repeating topics they’ve already studied.

When is the deadline to register for Telugu class for the following school year?

Please check with your high school counselor.

Missouri:

In the State of Missouri, the list of schools below accepts World Language Credits (WLC) to meet high school graduation requirement.

The districts below allow ManaBadi world language credits:

School District

Coordinator 

Phone 

Email 

Francis Howell School District

Vasantha Vemireddy

(314) 566-9949

vasantha.vemireddy@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

Rockwood School District

Vasantha Vemireddy

(314) 566-9949

vasantha.vemireddy@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

Parkway School District

Vasantha Vemireddy

(314) 566-9949

vasantha.vemireddy@manabadi.siliconandhra.org

How do I get high school credits for learning Telugu at ManaBadi?

Students receive world language credit on their high school transcript by registering for SiliconAndhra ManaBadi classes and successfully completing the program. They will receive one credit for completing Prakasam and a second credit for completing Prabhasam.

What should I do to apply for credits in my high school?

Upon successfully completing Prakasam or Prabhasam contact your local ManaBadi coordinator and high school guidance counselor. Your coordinator will submit relevant paperwork to receive credits.

Must students complete all levels of Telugu language?
  • High School students can fulfill this requirement by registering for ManaBadi and earn the credits required for their high school graduation and for their college admissions.
  • 2 years (2 credits) of World Language course completion is required for high school graduation. These courses are also required to apply for state and private university admissions.
  • Universities require 2-4 years of World Language study. All private universities recommend 4 years of World Language.
Can students sign up for ManaBadi in grade 9 and receive 2 credits?

No. Students enrolling in Pravesam in 9th grade will only complete 4 of the 5 years of ManaBadi classes required to receive 2 credits. 

What is the eligibility to get credits for ManaBadi Classes?

Current high school students must either be enrolled in SiliconAndhra ManaBadi or have already graduated from ManaBadi.

NOTE: Students enrolled in ManaBadi during elementary and middle school years and have completed Prakasam and Prabhasam levels can apply for credits on their high school transcript in high school. 

Can students take 1 year of 2 different languages and fulfill the requirement?

Students can take 2 different language classes (concurrent enrollment), but they must complete at least 2 years of study for each language to fulfill the requirements.

Can a student apply for Seal of Biliteracy for Telugu language course?

Please check with Parkway Schools, Coordinator for Career and Technical Education and World Languages for details. 

How do we enroll in ManaBadi classes to receive credits?

Register here for ManaBadi classes. Please note that registrations close on August 31. 

Can my child take only Telugu for credit class and not take any other world language class in their school?

Students registered at ManaBadi for world language credits do not need other foreign languages to meet graduation requirements.

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