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Golden State Seal Merit Diploma

To be eligible for the Golden State Seal Merit Diploma, students must be receiving a high school diploma from their district and have earned designated results on six qualifying examinations.

Diploma Letter (Dated 27-Jan-2017)
Letter to district assessment coordinators.

Eligibility for Merit Diploma | DOC
Criteria for eligibility for award.

Certification of Award Summary Sheet (XLS)
Spreadsheet for recording qualifying scores.

Insignia Request Form (DOC)
For district or charter school use.

Promotional Flyer | PDF
Provides information on the Golden State Seal Merit Diploma.

Questions and Answers
Golden State Seal Merit Diploma FAQs.

Questions:   Alicia Aguirre | gssmd@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-9438
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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