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The Seal of Excelencia recognizes trendsetting institutions that are ensuring America’s future through their unwavering commitment to intentionally SERVE Latino students, while serving all. Institutions earn the Seal by demonstrating alignment across the three core areas of data, practice, and leadership through:

  • Evidence of effectiveness and intentionality in institutional practices serving Latino students,
  • Positive momentum for Latino student progress,
  • Dedication to transforming the institution into an environment where Latino students thrive, and
  • Strategies in leadership that clearly articulate institutional focus on advancing Latino student success.

Certification is acknowledged by Excelencia in Education for three years. Certified institutions will be invited to apply for recertification at the end of three years.

The Seal of Excelencia application timeline for 2022 is:

For any questions, please email our Seal team at Seal@EdExcelencia.org.