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Oak Grove Middle School Wins Civic Learning Award

Yearly, the California Department of Education acknowledges excellent public schools in California with the Civic Learning Award. Schools are awarded in one of three areas: Excellence, Distinction, and Merit. For the 2017-2018 school year, only one middle school in all of California was awarded the Civic Learning Award of Distinction, Oak Grove Middle School of the Jamul-Dulzura Union School District.

Oak Grove Middle School, located in rural Jamul of San Diego County, won the award based on their Constitution-themed curriculum which is a required part of Social Studies class. The award is also a reflection of other programs Oak Grove offers like Project Citizen and We the People. Project Citizen helps students to become active civic participants by identifying problems, exploring solutions, and presenting plans to local policy makers. We the People is a program that promotes critical thinking in students with a historical basis for issues of today.

Staff and teachers at Oak Grove Middle School proudly provide students with these and many other educational opportunities. The caring staff at Oak Grove provides instruction that doesn’t just teach students facts, but gives students a connection between what they are learning and the real world, which translates into student participation in school government and the democratic process as adults. This type of civic-based education is what lead Oak Grove Middle School to be a stand-out California public school for the Civic Learning Awards.

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Company Name: Jamul-Dulzura Union School District
Contact Person: Liz Bystedt
Email: Send Email
Phone: 619-669-7702
Address:14581 Lyons Valley Road
City: Jamul
State: CA 91935
Country: United States

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