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Civic Learning

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State Seal for Civic Engagement

Civic Learning Awards 

The Civic Learning Awards website applications will be available. The Civic Learning Awards celebrates public schools' efforts to engage students in civic learning. The award program also identifies models that can be replicated in other schools. 

Civic Learning Pathways

The purpose of the Civic Learning Pathway program is to encourage elementary and middle educators to construct opportunities for students that lead to the development of civics skills and dispositions, as well as content aligned with the State Seal of Civic Engagement. Students can earn Civic Learning Pathways certificates from their county office of education for the attainment of goals in their grade-level band.

The Civic Learning Pathways document and slide deck explaining how it can be used are found here, Google Folder with an accompanying video found here, Website.

If you want to support the Civic Learning Pathways program in your district, please complete the Google form below by January 31, 2025.

 Google F​orm​ [website]

Civic Learning Celebration 2025

Finalize student recipients of the Civic Pathway Awards.

Send an email to: Shelby Rommelfanger <> with your order forms by March 31, 2025.

The Orange County Department of Education will honor OC districts for offering students Civic Learning Pathway certificates, as well as, schools that have earned Civic Learning Awards. The purpose of this event is to offer students a space to share their civic learning message.​​ This year's theme will be "Local Government." Attendees will learn about the many tangible avenues to affect change in our local communities. This is a FREE event.

If you or your students will attend the event, please register for the event HERE [Website].

If you have students who would like to present, please ask students to complete this form HERE [Online Form]

Civic Learning Honorees 2024

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OC Civic Learn​ing Awardees​​

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