What is the purpose of the Seal of Multilingual Proficiency?
The Stanislaus County Seal of Multilingual Proficiency is an award given by the Stanislaus County Office of Education in partnership with local school districts. It recognizes and honors student attainment of proficiency in English and at least one other world language by high school graduation. Appearing on the transcript of the graduating senior, the Seal of Multilingual Proficiency serves to verify a student’s linguistic proficiencies to potential employers and interested colleges.
The Seal is intended to:
- Recognize students who have acquired proficiency in English and additional language(s)
- Emphasize the value of knowing many languages
- Contribute to global understanding
- Encourage the learning of all languages
What are the benefits of the Seal of Multilingual Proficiency?
The Seal is intended to be a(n):
- Assurance of a marketable skill
- Connection of community efforts to teach language(s) and culture(s) to the K-12 school system
- Transcript notation
- Recognition of the award at graduation ceremonies (based on district policy)
A message from the Superintendent,
One of the many assets of the Central Valley of California is the diversity of its population. Many of our citizens and neighbors represent international cultures and speak a variety of languages. The Stanislaus County Office of Education applauds students with mastery in multiple languages. The Seal of Multilingual Proficiency recognizes those students who have developed proficiency in English and at least one other world language. This proficiency enhances a student's education and value in the market place. Our economy is tied to that of other nations, and Californians who can participate across international borders bring strength and potential to this State's global enterprises.