Our Mission: To inspire a life-long love of learning through enrichment programs that stimulate intellectual promise, awaken individual creativity, and foster academic achievement.
The Big Idea
The Lyceum of Monterey County offers educational opportunities to Monterey County students like annual Mock Trial competitions, Model United Nations conferences and History Day. Participants do in-depth research throughout the year, culminating in conferences and competitions where they get to showcase what they’ve learned. Programs like Mock Trial and Model UN provide unique life-skills enrichment that gives students valuable experiences that they can draw on throughout their lives. The programs also look great on college applications and resumes. The Lyceum also provides incredible peer-learning opportunities and inter-school socialization and camaraderie, as they meet and work with students from many different backgrounds who share similar interests.
This was my second full year of coaching Mock Trial and once again I was reminded of the invaluable ways that this program enriches the academic experiences offered in high school. As an English teacher, I especially appreciate the ways that the program addresses learning objectives in my subject area. The students learn to write and respond to arguments, as well as speak eloquently with poise and confidence. What more could a teacher ask for?
- Larry Haggquist