ADE Diploma Seals Overview

Diploma Seals Information & Process for Students

  • Students: Are you interested in earning a diploma seal upon graduation? Are you passionate about civics, personal finance, the arts or world languages? Review the diploma seal resources (pdf)  to help you learn about the requirements to earn a diploma, and when you are ready - go ahead and submit your application! You can apply to as many seals as you feel you meet the requirements.

    Note: The Seal of Arts Proficiency requires a capstone project in partnership with a teacher mentor. Please look at the document of requirements for more information.

    Earning a diploma seal is open to any graduating high school senior. If you are not yet a senior, start compiling the evidence you will need to submit when you are a senior. Many seals require multiple years of involvement in various classes or activities. 

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  • How do high school seniors apply?

    View the Diploma Seals Overview Document (pdf) which will guide you to the specific information you need for each specific seal. Read the specific seal documents carefully. If the application window is live, there will be an embedded Google Form link for you to submit your documentation for the seal. If it is outside of the submission window, there won’t be a link to apply. 

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  • Submission deadline for diploma seals during the 2020-2021 school year is Monday, March 8, 2021. If you have specific questions about a particular seal, please refer to the contact information in the seal’s information documents.

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Seal of Biliteracy

  • seal of biliteracy ade

    Demonstrate your language skills:

    This program recognizes students who have attained a high level of proficiency in English and at least one other language at the time of graduation. Proficiency is determined by completion of a set of approved assessments. Seal is noted on transcript and provided for placement on diploma. Requirements include GPA in specific coursework, passage of ELA state assessment and demonstrations of other language proficiency.

Seal of Civics Literacy

  • seal of civics literacy

    Share your community involvement:

    This program recognizes students who have attained a high level of proficiency in Civics at the time of graduation. Proficiency is determined by completion of a set of Arizona State Board of Education Approved Tasks. Seal is noted on transcript and provided for placement on diploma. Requirements include community service, civic engagement, learning programs and reflection.

Seal of Personal Finance

  • seal of personal finance ade

    Demonstrate your financial awareness:

    This program recognizes students who have attained a high level of proficiency in Personal Finance at the time of graduation. Proficiency is determined by completion of a set of Arizona State Board of Education Approved Tasks. Seal is noted on transcript and provided for placement on diploma. Requirements include personal finance coursework, extracurriculars, college & career readiness tasks and necessary assessments.

Seal of Arts Proficiency

  • seal of arts proficiency

    Share creative expressions & experiences:

    This program recognizes students who have demonstrated high levels of proficiency in the Arizona Arts Education Standards through personal expression and creative experiences in arts education programs at the time of graduation. Seal is noted on transcript and provided for placement on diploma. Requirements include specific coursework, extracurriculars and a capstone project.