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State Civic Learning Award for TR School

Rio Linda Preparatory Academy is one of six schools statewide to receive a 2018 California Civic Learning Award of Distinction. The award celebrates the school's efforts to engage students in civic learning.

"Over the past four years, RLPA teachers and students have been working on civics projects and civics work within curriculum and after school," says Principal Cindy Harrison. "I am proud of the group and the individual work taking place. Civic work gives students opportunities to become informed citizens and allows them to give back to the community through their projects."

Now in its sixth year, the awards program is co-sponsored by State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson and Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye. A total of 74 schools won this year's Civic Learning Award—three schools received Awards of Excellence, six Awards of Distinction and 65 Awards of Merit.

"These schools provide great examples of how to creatively and effectively teach civics to our students," says State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. "Civics is a critical component of our education system. It helps prepare our students for college, and also to be active participants in civic life, which is critical to maintaining a vibrant democracy."

Rio Linda Prep serves students in grades five through eight.

Posted February 2018