Civic Learning Award: Normandie Avenue Elementary School

Normandie Ave Elementary School

Normandie Avenue Elementary School

Los Angeles Unified School District 
County of: 
Los Angeles
Civic Learning Award of: Distinction

Recognized for: Creating a school environment where are students can learn civic responsibility.   


Civic Learning Highlights

"Be Safe, Be Responsible and Be Respectful" is the official mantra at Normandie Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles County. All students participate in school improvement efforts, including student elections where they meet and carry out many school function responsibilities. Students also take part in the schoolwide Positive Behavior Support team to develop leadership skills that are essential in becoming critical-thinking citizens.

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

Myra Thompson
4505 S. Raymond Los Angeles, CA 90037