Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District County of: Alameda Civic Learning Award of: Merit
Civic Learning Description
Livermore High School’s Close Up program sends students to Washington D.C. each spring to meet with California’s House Representatives and US Senators. Students get an in-depth look at politics in action. Their AP government course and seminar focus on the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and provide students with in-depth focus on the US federal budget, federal bureaucracy, and other specific areas of public policy. Livermore High also mandates a civics course that pursues a deeper understanding of institutions of American government and focuses on civil literacy as students prepare to vote, participate in community activities, and assume responsibilities of citizenship.