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Applications Open for Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency

Please help spread the word about 2019-2020 Arts Proficiency Seal Applications opening on the Arts Education Website. This is an important step in the direction of valuing arts in education in Arizona.


At the State Board of Education meeting on Monday October 28th 2019, rulemaking closed on the State Seal of Arts Proficiency R7-2-321SB1111 was signed into law May 14, 2019 and has been officially adopted by the State Board of Education to award high school graduates who meet minimum pathway requirements with a diploma seal of arts proficiency.

Local Education Agencies (LEAs) who wish to administer the State Seal of Arts Proficiency in the 2019-20 school year must apply by 5pm MST on Friday November 22. LEAs will be notified of their status by 5pm MST Friday December 20. LEAs who are approved to administer the seal will submit an LEA Seal Achievement Report by April 15th 2020, and will receive diploma seals for qualifying graduates no later than May 1st 2020.