The Courses:

The CIVITAS program exposes students to a curriculum that they otherwise would not get in their regular high school schedule.  This curriculum comes in the form of five semester-long courses.  During their freshman year, students take Introduction to "Political Science" and "State and Local Government."  The following year, they take "International Relations" and "Speech and Communications."  The last course students must take is "Philosophy."

While the traditional course outline is laid out in the previous paragraph, students may take the courses at different grade levels to best fit their schedule.  The only requirement is that students have to take the courses in order. 

Community Service Learning:

CIVITAS requires students to complete 100 hours of community service learning before the start of their junior year.  Students must also track and report their hours, as CIVITAS  keeps a record.  This record is incredibly useful when it comes time to apply, not only to college, but also, jobs.


Before the start of students' last year in the program, they must complete a 75-hour internship.  For more information, see the internship section of this website.

Senior Projects:

As a final culmination of what they have learned throughout their time in the program, CIVITAS students must complete a senior project during their last year in high school.  For more information and past examples, see the senior project section of this website.