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Open to Juniors and Seniors from all IUSD high schools, this 6-week program provides students with the opportunity to learn about advocacy, explore issues impacting IUSD and their community, form and prioritize their personal views, and meet with state lawmakers and staffers to express their concerns regarding public education. Students will also network with other students from Irvine, IUSD administrators, and IUSD board members.  

This 6-week program culminates with a trip to our state Capitol. In Sacramento, students will meet and interact with a variety of experts in public education at the local, county, and state levels. Students will meet state lawmakers, policy analysts, lobbyists, and think tanks and have the opportunity to share with these leaders in education, our priorities and concerns.  ​

Click here for a short video that Tony Zeng from IHS made about 2016's trip.

1. Application form:  Please submit your completed application to Mrs. Koh in the front office by 01/19/2024.  See the application below.

2. Mandatory Meetings Before the Trip:  5 weekly meetings held at the IUSD high school campuses scheduled between 2/7 thru 3/6 from 6:00-7:30 pm.

3. Travel Schedule: Depart at 6:15 am on March 13, 2024, from Orange County Airport (SNA) and return the same evening around 8:00 pm.  Students must be available all day to attend the trip.  

4. Registration Fee: Your high school PTSA will cover fees which include round-trip airfare, ground transportation in Sacramento, lunch, and dinner. (Transportation to and from SNA will be on your own and students can bring money for incidentals.)

 Application Deadline: January 19, 2024

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