Citizenship Week is a call to action for students to recognize and appreciate their roles as community members with fundamental rights, critical responsibilities and the capacity to bring about meaningful change. With guest speakers and school-wide activities that bring together students of all ages, the school celebrates the achievements of engaged citizens of the past and commits to working and achieving together as engaged citizens of the future.
One of the premier mock trial programs in California, Torrey Mock Trial gives students the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and public speaking skills while participating on a team that students routinely describe as feeling “like a family.” Students take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a simulated criminal trial and prepare a series of arguments and compelling performances. The team has competed in events that include the NorCal Invitational Mock Trial Tournament and the San Diego County Mock Trial Competition.
Politifest is an annual public affairs summit produced by Voice of San Diego that focuses on issues affecting San Diego communities. The annual event features a robust schedule of debates, panels and one-on-one interviews with experts. It provides a platform for residents to raise their voices, ask tough questions and delve into important issues. LJCDS students have served as event volunteers and workshop speakers.