Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency

  • Congratulations to our district's Fine Arts Programs and CTE Programs! We have been approved by the Arizona Department of Education to submit student work for the Arizona State Seal of Arts Profiency. This is our second year to submit an application and recieve approval. 

    History

    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 the Arizona Department of Education’s Office of 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.

    Seal Objectives

    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

    2021-2022 Timeline

    • Thursday July 15th 8am: LEA APPLICATIONS OPEN
    • Wednesday September 15th 11:59pm: LEA APPLICATIONS DUE
    • Friday October 15th 5pm: LEA NOTIFICATION OF APPLICATION STATUS
    • Tuesday February 15th 8am: LEA SEAL ACHIEVEMENT REPORTS OPEN
    • Friday April 15th 11:59pm: LEA SEAL ACHIEVEMENT REPORT DUE TO ADE
    • Monday May 2nd: DISTRICTS RECEIVE DIPLOMA SEALS FOR QUALIFYING GRADUATES
  • Schools and Graduates from the 2020-2021 School Year