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Release: Civic Education Celebrated in Sacramento County

Five Local Schools Earn 2023 Civic Learning Award

SCOE Press Release

Contact: Xanthi Soriano, Executive Director, Communications
Phone: (279) 789-1601 • Email:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 5, 2023


Sacramento, CA—From her chambers, Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero recently named recipients of the 2023 Civic Learning Awards. The honor recognizes schoolwide achievements in civics and is co-sponsored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. Of the 33 schools honored in one of four categories, five are from Sacramento County.

Innovations Academy (Folsom Cordova Unified School District) earned a Civic Learning Award of Distinction. The award will be presented by a visiting judicial officer. Additional 2023 Civic Learning Awards from schools within Sacramento County include:

  • Award of Merit:
    • Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep High School (Natomas USD)
    • Vista del Lago HS (Folsom Cordova USD)
  • Honorable Mention:
    • Cordova High (Folsom Cordova USD)
    • Folsom High (Folsom Cordova USD)

About the Civic Learning Award

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. Winners are selected by a panel of experts based on the depth and breadth of their civic learning classes, clubs, and programs.