World Language Certificates & Seals

The Academy of Holy Angels and the Minnesota Department of Education would like to recognize the superior efforts of our students who achieve bilingual or multilingual proficiency before graduation.

By demonstrating proficiency via a few approved testing protocols (including the AP test), students may receive a certificate of recognition and a seal of proficiency on their high school diploma.  This designation will also appear on their high school transcript to demonstrate to colleges a unique skillset.

Students who wish to be recognized for their multilingual proficiency may accomplish their second (or additional) language knowledge via Holy Angels coursework or any other source.  This could be via after hours schooling, past native or travel experience, or by speaking languages other than English at home.

Students who take a World Language Advanced Placement course already pay fees for the AP test.  Beyond successful achievement on the AP test, there is no further cost to receive the certificate or seal. 

For other students who wish to receive certification, an additional outside proficiency test (such as the AAPPL or STAMP) must be arranged and administered.  Approximate costs are $20 to $27, depending on the test.  There is no further cost for the certificate or seal.

Students can receive information and be invited by their World Language instructor or other Holy Angels staff to take part in appropriate testing to demonstrate proficiency and receive recognition.

MNSCU colleges may grant from two to four semester credits for college level language courses, depending on the proficiency level of the student.  Students should work closely with their college and career counselor to understand the benefits and financial implications of requesting such credit.  Students must work directly with their chosen university to request the credit.