Our citizen-scholars are prepared with explicit knowledge, skills, and dispositions to take leadership roles in civil society and democratic institutions upon graduation from college.
Democracy Prep Public Schools was founded with the explicit mission of preparing our responsible citizen-scholars for success in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship.
Each Democracy Prep school has a civic education coordinator who creates and implements our civics curriculum for each campus and tracks our citizen-scholars’ long-term civic dispositions. Knowledge and skills alone aren’t enough. Our scholars need to feel an obligation to be true and authentic citizens of a community.
The American Enterprise Institute recently identified Democracy Prep as one of the nation’s leaders in civic education. The institute published a policy paper entitled “Charter Schools As Nation Builders: Democracy Prep And Civic Education,” which highlights our focus on both abstract citizenship and operational citizenship.