Culver City High School wins Civic Learning Award of Merit for 2019
Martin Feinberg, Realtor, was pleased to learn that Culver City High School has earned the Civic Learning Award of Merit for 2019. This award is co-sponsored by Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye’s civic learning initiative, (known as the Power of Democracy) and California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. The award program also helps identify models that can be repeated in other schools.
The Los Angeles County Office of Education accredits Culver City High School, which is the only high school within the Culver City Real Estate area, as a California Democracy School. It also won the same award in 2016.
According to the California Department of Education website, the Civic Learning Award “recognize and values the important role of public schools in preparing students for participation in our democracy, and has a partnership to support civic education in California. The awards are designed to both celebrate successful efforts to engage students in civic learning and to identify successful models that can be replicated in other schools. The Civic Learning Award program has three levels: Awards of Excellence, Distinction, and Merit.”
Local listing agent Martin Feinberg notes that the award is currently in its seventh year.
Winners, which are chosen from each grade span by a panel of experts, are selected based on the depth and scope of the school’s civic learning classes, clubs, and programs. A superior court judicial officer recognizes each school that wins an award.
Culver City High School teacher Carlos Valverde stated, ”This award comes as a result of CCHS’s continued promotion of civic learning and engagement, including helping put together the Women’s Leader Town Hall in October, successfully participating in the 2018 California Mock Election, supporting last year’s student demonstration on gun violence, and enhancing the required Civic Action Project for all seniors.”