Civic Learning Award: Royal High School

Civic Learning Award Event - Royal High School

Royal High School
 

Simi Valley Unified School District 
County of:
Ventura
Civic Learning Award of: Distinction 
Recgonized for: Providing students with opportunities to become informed citizens in their communities.

Civic Learning Highlights

Royal High School has pioneered a Citizen Scholar Diploma Seal that students proudly display at graduation and can be featured on students’ resumes. All students have the chance to graduate with this innovative seal, by choosing to participate in the many top quality civic learning opportunities offered by the school. The campus also has a high tech Citizen Scholar Center where students can debate issues, and meet with community leaders through the Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series.

Research-Based Civic Education Practices

This school demonstrates the following research-based best practices in civic education:

  • 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.
     

 For more information on research-based best practices, visit the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools website

Contact Information

Brian Dennert
brian.dennert@simivalleyunified.org
1402 Royal Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 501-1939

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