• The Bilingual Seals Program


    Minnesota schools may award the Minnesota Bilingual or Multilingual seals to students who demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English, including American Sign Language (ASL) and indigenous American Indian languages. District 622 offers this program to recognize the value of speaking more than one language.

    Students who demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English and complete the required English Language Arts credits are awarded a Bilingual Seal once they graduate. Students receive a Bilingual Seals certificate and pin, and their Bilingual Seals award is noted on their transcripts. In addition, students receive high school credit and may be eligible to receive college credit.

    In 2021, 58 ISD 622 students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades demonstrated proficiency in a language other than English and were/will be awarded the Bilingual Seal upon graduation!  Students demonstrated proficiency in Spanish, Hmong, Vietnamese, Somali, Somali Maxaa, Amharic, French, and Filipino.

FAQs

  • What are the benefits of receiving a Bilingual Seal?

  • How do I demonstrate proficiency in another language?

  • What does the assessment involve?

  • Who should consider taking the assessment?

  • In which languages does District 622 offer the assessment?

  • When will the assessment take place?

  • Can I take the test more than once?

  • How do I sign up?

  • How much does it cost to take the bilingual assessment?

  • When will I get my results?

  • Where can I find out more about Minnesota's Bilingual Seal Program?

  • What if I have questions?