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 2022, 81 ISD 622 high school students demonstrated proficiency in a language other than English and were/will be awarded the Bilingual Seal upon graduation! Students demonstrated proficiency in Spanish, French, Somali Maxaa, Arabic, Filipino, and Lao.