Kudos: NP3 High School Receives Civic Learning Award

NP3 High School principal Tom Rutten holds the school's second civic engagement award in two years.

NP3 High School principal Tom Rutten holds the school’s second civic engagement award in two years.

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Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep High School has received the Civic Learning Award of Distinction for the second year in a row.

“Today’s students are the future of California, and if they grow up with strong civic learning, they grow up with an appreciation and an ability for civic engagement,” wrote state Superintendent Tom Torlakson in a letter to NP3 administration about the award.

The Civic Learning Award is given to schools which engage students in research-based opportunities and practices in civic learning.

At NP3 High School students study a four-year law curriculum, have a senior project requirement and extracurricular activities such as Mock Trial and Peer Court which are all meant to help them be active in the community.

NP3 is one of 13 high schools in California awarded the civic learning distinction this year.  California Appellate Court Associate Justice the Honorable William Murray was on hand to present the award during a schoolwide assembly held April 29.

Justice Murray, NP3 High principal Tom Rutten and student Madeeha Dean spoke at the assembly.

“I have never had more faith in the future of our nation than I have now, after seeing the efforts of the NP3 students,” said Rutten.

NP3 High School was also announced as a silver medal school and ranked No. 14 in the U.S. News and World Report Top High Schools in Northern California.


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