Three elementary schools in the Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) – Flora Vista, El Camino Creek, and La Costa Heights – were recently honored as 2018 Civic Learning Award winners.

The Civic Learning Award celebrates public schools’ efforts to engage students in civic learning and to identify successful models that can be replicated in other schools. El Camino Creek Elementary is one of three schools statewide to receive an Award of Excellence this year. Flora Vista Elementary received an Award of Distinction and La Costa Heights Elementary received an Award of Merit. “Civics is a critical component of our education system,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. “These schools provide great examples of how to creatively and effectively teach civics to our students.”

For more information visit www.eusd.net. To learn more about the Civic Learning Award go to www.cde.ca.gov.