Seal: Resources


Resources and Tools

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 2020
    • Each district will determine the prequalification process based on the new state requirements.
    • Each district will identify and assess eligible seniors.
    • Students should contact their participating high school at the beginning of the school year to ensure deadlines are not missed.
  • December 7, 2020
    • Deadline for sites to submit list of Low-Incident Language students
  • On-Demand Testing: January 6-8, 2021
  • January 13, 2021
    • Low-Incident Language Read
  • January 27, 2021 - Deadline for districts to submit:
    • List of prequalified seniors
    • Completed student permission slips
    • List of assessors for the Student Interview Event
      • There are no deadline extensions.  To be considered for the Seal, you must have all of the required components by the set deadlines.
  • The Student Interview Event is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 13, 2021.
    • 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.
    • You will be interviewed by a team of trained assessors in both English and the target language(s).
      • The interview will last approximately 15-30 minutes.
    • Interview results will be released to participating high schools first.
    • You will receive an email detailing your results and whether or not you will receive the Seal after the high school is notified.
  • Seal Award Ceremony: 
    • Due to the need for physical distancing and in an effort to keep students safe, we will not be holding a countywide award ceremony. 
    • 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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Christine Sisco
Assistant Superintendent

(209) 238-1331
Elvira Ruiz

Elvira Ruiz,
Special Programs Specialist

(209) 238-1301

Brenda Insurriaga Consultant

(209) 238-1333