Students may be eligible for the following recognitions at the end of the school year:
Golden State Merit Award: The Golden State Seal Merit Diploma (GSSMD) insignia is awarded jointly by the State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to recognize students who have demonstrated mastery of the high school curriculum in at least six subject areas.
State Seal of Biliteracy Award: The State Seal of Biliteracy is a recognition by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction for graduating high school students who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. The State Seal of Biliteracy is marked by a gold seal affixed to the diploma.
The deadlines for submitting these applications are:
Golden State Merit Award Application Due: March 25, 2022
State Seal of Biliteracy Application Due: March 18, 2022
Please see the applications and requirements to see if you qualify for either of these awards. If you have any questions regarding either the Golden State Merit Award or the State Seal of Biliteracy, please reach out to Ms. Roggero in the front office or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Infographic for CA State Seal of Biliteracy
Application for CA State Seal of Biliteracy
Application for Golden State Seal