Tuition for this 10-month program is $1200. Some financial assistance is available based upon demonstrated need. Tuition may be paid by the participant or by an employer, business, professional firm, club or organization.
This session presents an overview of local government and its relationship to other governmental bodies. Students receive first-hand experience in civic leadership by campaigning and running for public office in a mock city council election. Opportunities are provided throughout the day to interact with current and former public office holders as well as public service administrators. One of the goals of the program, and this session, in particular, is to familiarize the class with methods of effecting change through the governmental process. The class also elects its class council members, mayor and vice mayor during this class. Day Chairs: Newell Arnerich, Kathy Chiverton, Robert Combs, Andy Li
This session explores the important topics of housing and transportation and the need for regional planning to address these challenges. Day Chairs: Lauren Barr, David Behring, Robert Combs, and Vicki Harris
Class members gain an appreciation for the variety of issues facing today’s educators and the educational system and gain insight into how these issues impact our local education community (San Ramon Valley Unified School District). Members also have opportunities to observe student learning and school climate through classroom observations and shadowing the principal of a local school. Day Chairs: Christopher George (lead), David Behring, Kathy Chiverton, Mitchell Hopson, and Andy Li