Program Overview

Quote from Sandra Day O'Connor

VISION: Preparing all Arizona students to participate as active and responsible citizens.

MISSION: Support and recognize Arizona schools that promote an environment and culture in which students are made aware of; provided opportunities for; and equipped with the tools of civic learning, engagement and appreciation of democratic processes, liberties, and responsibilities.

As educators, we play a special role in helping our children learn about their rights, roles and responsibilities
as American citizens. This is critical to helping each generation sustain and strengthen the values that define
the United States. Arizona’s Excellence in Civic Engagement program will recognize and support public or
charter schools in their efforts of ensuring we have an educated and engaged citizenry.