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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.

Student Resources

Educator Resources

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.


Contact Us

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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