Presidential and Congressional Academies

The Academies provide high-quality educational engagement in American history and civics.

The Presidential Academy is for secondary school teachers, and the Congressional Academy is for high-need high school students. The Academies are funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Pending continued funding from the Department, another four years of Academies are planned through 2023.

The Center for Civic Education began the 2019 Presidential Academy for teachers and Congressional Academy for high-need students with a highly successful two-week summer institute at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland on July 7-20, 2019. Throughout the summer institute, leading scholars and mentor teachers led participants in the study of constitutional history and principles of the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution curriculum.

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