Co-Sponsored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakuaye, the Civic Learning Award for California Public High Schools recognizes the important role of public schools in preparing students for participation in our democracy.
"We recognize and value the important role of public schools in preparing students for participation in our democracy, and have begun a partnership to support civic education in California. It is therefore with great pleasure that we invite you to apply for the new Civic Learning Award for public high schools. The awards are designed to both celebrate successful efforts to engage students in civic learning and to identify successful models that can be replicated in other schools."
The Civic Learning Award program has three levels: Awards of Excellence, Distinction, and Merit. Winners will be selected by a panel of experts based on the depth and breadth of their civic learning courses/clubs/programs. Award of Excellence winners will receive a personal visit from Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakuaye; Award of Distinction winners will be visited by an appellate court justice; and superior court judicial officers will provide recognition to schools receiving the Award of Merit. All schools will also receive a plaque.We hope that you will take this opportunity to recognize the civic educators at your school and share the enclosed application with them.
The application packet can be found at:
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS: DECEMBER 16, 2013