EServices Registration & Payment System is open for Summer activity registration until 15 Jan for priority placement into Primary status. Use the "Apply Online" link below to access the application site. You may apply after the cutoff dates, but your application will be marked "late" and considered after all "on-time" applications.  Winter activity registration remains open for those wishing to be added to the alternate list.  

Civic Leadership Academy

Date:
February 24, 2018 - March 3, 2018
Location:
Washington, DC
Min. Age:
16
Cost:
$450.00

 

USE THE FOLLOWING COURSE NUMBERS TO VERIFY YOU ARE SELECTING THE CORRECT COURSE  IN ESERVICES PREFERENCES.  COURSES WILL APPEAR ALPHABETICALLY.   DOWNLOAD THE SORTABLE SPREADSHEET ON THE NCSAS HOMEPAGE FOR A COMPLETE LISTING.

eServices Short Name Cadet Participant
Course #
Staff Participant 
Course #
Activity Full Name
Civic Leadership Academy 206 207 Civic Leadership Academy

 
 
Preferred consideration for applications is 15 October to 15 November 2017.  Applications submitted after 15 November are accepted but are marked "late" and will be considered AFTER all applications submitted before the deadline.  Use the "Apply Online" link at left to connect you to eServices' Registration and Payment module.
 
If you’re interested in politics and careers in public service, CAP’s Civic Leadership Academy, an exciting 1-week program in Washington, DC, is for you. 
 
Cadets participate in behind-the scenes tours and briefings at the Capitol, Supreme Court, State Department, Pentagon, CIA, Arlington National Cemetery, and more. 
 
The week culminates with Legislative Day, when cadets meet with their elected leaders on Capitol Hill. 
 
This is not your average field trip to Washington. CLA is an academically-focused activity that includes seminars, readings,and group projects. 
 
Questions about CLA?  Contact the course staff at cla@capnhq.gov.
 
HOW TO APPLY 
Use the "Apply Online" link at left to connect you to eServices' Cadet Programs/Registration and Payment/Application module. Applicants will need to complete the application to include uploading the following documents in PDF format to the supplemental tab of their eServices application.  Applications will be accepted from 15 October onward.  To be considered for preferred status, the completed application including supplementals must be submitted by 15 November. 
 
1. A resume of your achievements in CAP, school, and
community service (1 page only)  ( Resumes will be graded by the resume standards set in Chapter 8 of Learn to Lead)

2. 
A Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or leader
    (other than a parent)

3. 
A 400 – 600 word essay on the topic listed below. This item is uploaded in same area as the resume and Letter of Recommendation.  Please use the button titled "Supplemental Application" for the essay. ( Essays will be graded by the essay standards set in Chapter 8 of Learn to Lead)
         
CLA essay topic: Select one of the notable supreme court cases from recent years listed below.  In your essay please summarize the facts of the case, explain how the court ruled, give your reaction and explain why you feel as you do.
 
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ATTENDEES
The 24 most outstanding cadets, as judged by CLA faculty,
will be announced via email in early December. 

CADET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Possess the Mitchell at the time of application
Minimum age of 16 by start of activity
Be in Physical Fitness category I. *

ACTIVITY FEE $450
Covers meals, lodging, and activities
A $200 deposit is due on 3 Jan, with the
balance due 1 Feb.

TRAVEL
Members are responsible for transportation
to and from Washington D.C.

ACADEMIC RECOGNITION
The National Association of Secondary
School Principals has placed the CAP Civic
Leadership Academy on their National
Advisory List of Contests & Activities for 
2017-18
.
 

 STUDENTS CONTINUE HERE

 * Cadets will walk up to 3 - 5 miles each day.
 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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