SEPTEMBER 15th DEADLINE! LEAs must apply by September 15th in order for their seniors to earn this seal! Apply today!
The Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency is the latest testament to a rich history of excellent arts education in the state. This diploma seal is administered by ADE Arts Education and is awarded to graduates who complete minimum arts pathway requirements throughout their high school career. The State Seal of Arts Proficiency, or SB1111 as sponsored by Senator Paul Boyer, had bipartisan support and was a grassroots effort from Arizona Arts Education Advocates from across the state. It was signed into law by Governor Doug Ducey on May 14th, 2019. Board rule was adopted by the State Board of Education on October 28th, 2019.
Stakeholders from across the state of Arizona convened during the summer of 2019 to outline the objectives and the pathway requirements to achieve the State Seal of Arts Proficiency. Stakeholders identified that the purpose of the seal is:
- To celebrate students who demonstrate high levels of proficiency in the Arizona Arts Education Standards through personal expression and creative experiences in arts education programs
- To identify pathways of artistic literacy that cultivate skills for 21st century success
- To prepare students for college and career readiness, including active participation in the creative industries sector
- To promote increased access to well-rounded, high quality arts education across the state
July 15th 8am: LEA APPLICATIONS OPEN
September 15th 11:59pm: LEA APPLICATIONS DUE
October 15th 5pm: LEA NOTIFICATION OF APPLICATION STATUS
February 15th 8am: LEA SEAL ACHIEVEMENT REPORTS OPEN
April 15th 11:59pm: LEA SEAL ACHIEVEMENT REPORT DUE TO ADE
May 1st: DISTRICTS RECEIVE DIPLOMA SEALS FOR QUALIFYING GRADUATES
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