Civic Learning Award: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School

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Palos Verdes Peninsula High School

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
County of: 
Los Angeles
Civic Learning Award of: Distinction
Recognized for: Offering students the opportunity to become civically engaged leaders
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Civic Learning Highlights

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is a school in Los Angeles County where learners become engaged leaders. All PVPHS students are active participants in the MyVote California Student Mock Elections. The Principal's Advisory Committee gives students the chance to use their voice to improve school climate. The Service Learning Leadership Program allows students to raise awareness and support for community, national and global issues.

Research-Based Civic Education Practices

This school demonstrates the following research-based best practices in civic education. For more information on research-based best practices, visit the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools website.

• Provide instruction in government, history, law and democracy, and avoid teaching only rote facts about dry procedures.
• Discuss current local, national and international issues and events in the classroom, particularly those that young people view as important to their lives.
• Conduct community service that is linked to the formal curriculum and classroom (Service-learning).
• Offer extracurricular activities that provide opportunities for young people to get involved in their schools or communities.
• Encourage students’ participation in simulations of democratic process and procedures such as voting, trials, legislative deliberation, and diplomacy.

Contact Information

Mistzi Cress 
cress@pvpusd.net
27118 Silver Spur Road 
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
(310)377-4888 x200

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