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To determine whether a student is eligible to apply, he/she should review the new state requirements checklist and check with the participating high school.  Students must meet all of the new state and district requirements before applying.

Deadlines & Events
  • Fall 2022
    • Each district will pre-qualify students based on state and county requirements.
    • Each district will identify and assess eligible seniors.
    • Students should contact their participating high school at the beginning of the school year to start the application process.
  • December 7, 2022
    • Deadline for sites to submit list of Low-Incident Language students
  • On-Demand Testing Window: January 17-19, 2023
  • January 25, 2023—Deadline for students and districts to submit:
    • Spreadsheet of prequalified seniors by 3:30 PM
    • Completed and signed two-page student permission slips by 10:00 AM
    • Spreadsheet of assessors for the Student Interview Event by 3:30 PM
      • There are no deadline extensions.
      • To be considered for the Seal, you must have all the required components by the set deadlines.
  • The Student Interview Event is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2023.
    • ​The final format will be determined by public health guidance as the date approaches.
    • Once your interview date and time are determined, it is critical you are available.  
      • Seal deadlines are no different than those of a college application, thus make up dates are not available.
      • Do not schedule other events or tests on the same day as the Seal interviews.  Interviews cannot be changed or rescheduled.
    • You will be interviewed by a team of trained assessors in both English and the target language(s).
      • Each interview will last approximately 15 minutes.
    • Interview results will be released to participating high schools first.
    • You will receive an email detailing your results and whether or not you have earned the Seal after the high school is notified.
  • Seal Award Ceremony: 
    • The possibility of an award night will be determined by public health guidance as the date approaches. 
    • Framed Seal certificates and diploma seals will be provided by the county.
    • Districts are encouraged to recognize students who earn the State Seal within their own districts.


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Instructional Support Services, 1st Floor
Modesto, CA 95354

Key Contacts

Christine Sisco
Assistant Superintendent

(209) 238-1331

Elvira Ruiz,
Special Programs Specialist

(209) 238-1301

Brenda Insurriaga Consultant

(209) 238-1333