Civic Learning Award: Buhach Colony High School

students outside stand with award

Students of Buhach Colony High School stand outside with their outside stand with their civic learning award.

Buhach Colony High School

Merced Union High School District
County of:
Civic Learning Award of: Merit
Recognized for: Mock Trial

School Website

Highlight: The Role of Women in Society and US History Course seeks to empower students to defy stereotypes and overcome barriers by studying the history of women in the US.


Civic Learning Description

In Buhach High School’s “The Role of Women in Society and US History Course” students explore the history of American women from 1870, the decade following the civil war, to the present, with particular focus on 1945 to present. The course includes meetings with women civic leaders, and culminates with a trip to Washington DC.

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.

Contact Information

Ann-Marie Delgado, M.Ed., J.D.
1800 N. Buhach Rd.
Atwater, CA 95301