Shepherd recognized as an Arizona Civic Engagement School of EXCELLENCE - Again!

SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE demonstrate an excellent understanding and systemic implementation of the six proven practices in civic learning.  Way to go Stallions!


Proven Practice #1: Provide instruction in Civics, Government, History, Economics, Geography, Law and Democracy.

Proven Practice #2: Incorporate discussion of current local, national and international issues and events into the classroom, particularly those that students view as important to their lives.

Proven Practice #3: Design and implement academic Service-Learning teaching strategies in which teachers link the formal curriculum and classroom instruction directly to community service project(s).

Proven Practice #4: Offer extracurricular activities that provide opportunities for students to get involved in their schools and communities.

Proven Practice #5: Encourage student participation in school governance.

Proven Practice #6: Encourage students' participation in simulations of democratic processes and procedures, e.g., mock trial, mock elections, voting simulations.


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