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NP3 Schools Receive Recognition for Academic Programs

By Zara Afridi
Co-Editor | The Pacific Times

Np3 was recently recognized for being a leader for Civic Learning and their academic programs. 

NP3 Middle and High schools have earned the Civic Learning Award of Distinction.

The Civic Learning Award celebrates public school´s efforts to engage students in civic learning, according to the California Courts website. 

¨Np3 is the only school in Northern California to earn the Civic Learning Award,¨ NP3 High principal Melissa Mori said. “I am very proud of the recognition NP3 received for its commitment to Civic Education.¨  

Np3 engages in civic learning by offering law classes such as Criminal Law, American Constitutional Law, and Civil Law. The schools also have students participate in student governance and do senior projects in which students help to make an impact or address an issue in the community.

¨The award recognizes the hard work of our students and teachers,” Mori added. “The award is also based upon student participation in senior project, law classes, and student governance here at Np3 High.¨

Np3 High was also ranked in the top 5% of high schools in California and in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report in education.  

Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare students for college, according to the U.S. News and World Report website. 

On the U.S. News and World Report website, NP3 High is listed as No. 1 in Natomas Unified High Schools, No. 7 among Sacramento metro-area high schools, No. 168 in the state, No. 196 among charter schools nationwide, and No. 1,174 among all high schools in the country.

¨The US News and World Report rankings represent NP3’s commitment to ensuring that students who graduate are college and career ready.  This award is based on our diversity, our students’ access to college preparatory and AP courses, their ACT, SAT and AP test scores, and the college-going rate of our graduates,¨ added Mori. 

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