California Department of Education

January 24, 2023

Dear James D'Agostino:

Congratulations to Santiago Charter Middle School in the Orange Unified School District for being recognized as a 2022 Civic Learning Award School. This is an exceptional achievement.

As a Civic Learning Award School, you are invited to attend the California School Recognition Program (CSRP) Awards Ceremony on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. Presented by the California Department of Education (CDE), the ceremony is a celebratory day to recognize your school’s outstanding achievements.

During the ceremony, we will honor the 2023 California Distinguished Schools, 2023 California Exemplary Arts Education Schools, 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools, and 2022 Civic Learning Award Schools.

The deadline to register for the Awards Ceremony is Wednesday, February 1, 2023. The hotel reservations cut off for the room block is Monday, January 30, 2023. Information about the Awards Ceremony, including registration and hotel reservations, is available on the CDE CSRP Registration web page at

You can view the news release announcing the 2022 Civic Learning Award Schools on the CDE News Releases web page at

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact the CDE Awards Team by email at

I commend you on your success and look forward to seeing you in Anaheim next month.


Tony Thurmond State Superintendent of Public Instruction