Courses begin the week of September 21 and meet weekly for live online lectures. Click below to learn more about each course, including the guest speakers, meeting schedule, tuition, and more.
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Take Your Civics Education to the Next Level
The 2020 US presidential election season will be historic, taking place amid a global pandemic, an upended economy, mass protests, and extreme polarization. This presents a unique opportunity to deepen your civics knowledge and prepare to become an informed, engaged citizen.
Two Unique Courses Available
Each election course being taught this fall will explore timely topics leading up to the November election. Please see above for individual course descriptions, schedules, and costs.
Expert Guest Speakers
Each course features a wide range of expert speakers—including preeminent political, business, foreign policy, and academic leaders—as we seek to cultivate a broad and informed view of this pivotal election.
In addition to attending the weekly online lectures, high school students enrolled in the course will have additional meetings to further explore foundational civics topics.
Live Online Learning
Each week, students of all backgrounds and interests will come together online for a live course meeting.