The seal is for all students who demonstrate mastery in multiple languages using the approved criteria, not just English learners or Spanish speakers.
As one of the requirements to earn the Seal is to complete all graduation requirements, students may not be awarded the Seal until their senior year, but students may complete the other requirements, such as the AAPPL or AP assessment, at any time.
We ask that students wait until 11th or 12th grade to apply for the Seal. 11th graders who have completed all the requirements (except graduation requirements) are encouraged to list the Seal on their college applications. However, as graduating high school is one of the requirements to earn the Seal, they will not receive and honor cord or have the Seal added to their transcript until their senior year.