Civic Leadership Academy
Staff End of Activity Survey 2019--coming soon
This site lists Civil Air Patrol's upcoming Cadet Special Activities (CSAs). It includes national activities and those wing and region activities approved to receive the CSA ribbon. These activities are designed to explore civilian and military aerospace careers, provide flight training, develop leadership, and enhance emergency services skills.
Beginning 26 March after 1200 CDT the CadetInvest Module will be re-opened for 1) Cadet Lift and Take-off Program applications for spring/summer 2019 activities and 2) Cadet Wings. Applications must be submitted before 12 Apr at 1200 CDT for consideration this round.
Those who apply for Lift and Take-off will be notified as quickly as possible if they will receive financial assistance. Lift and Take-off are needs-based financial assistance programs which will pay activity tuition and travel costs for cadets selected as primary for National Cadet Special Activities, including flight academies. Please be sure your activity director knows that you have applied so they will hold your slot past the 31 March deposit deadline. All notifications for Lift and TOP will be complete by 30 April. Cadet Wings candidates will be told their status by 30 April as well.
Connect to our SmugMug photo repository to see cadets and senior members in action. https://civilairpatrol.smugmug.com/National-Cadet-Special-Activities
NCSA Registration Status Updates
EServices Registration & Payment System is open for LATE applications for summer activities. Applications submitted in eServices after 15 Jan are considered after all "On-Time" applicants. Use this "Apply Online" link to access the application site on eServices. Notifications of winter placements went out in December. Notifications for on-time summer applicants will go out on 1 March. Those cadets who remain on alternate lists after 1 March may be contacted at anytime to fill a slot.
Use the following course numbers to verify you are selecting the correct activity in the eServices preferences tab of your application. Activities appear alphabetically, but will have the course number next to them in the tab. You can download a sortable spreadsheet on the ncsas.com homepage for a complete listing of activity preference numbers.
|eServices Short Name||Cadet Participant Course #||Staff Participant Course #||Activity Full Name|
|Civic Leadership Academy||206||207||Civic Leadership Academy|
How to Apply:
Use the "Apply Online" link here or on the ncsas.com homepage to connect you to eServices' Registration and Payment System. Applicants, including staff, will need to complete the application to include uploading the following documents in PDF format to the supplemental tab of their eServices application. All staff must apply via eServices, or they will not receive credit for the activity in their records. For staff applicants, you will be contacted to let you know whether or not you have not been selected. Applications will be accepted from 15 October onward. To be considered for priority placement status, the completed application including supplemental documents must be submitted by 15 November. Applications submitted after 15 November are accepted but are marked "late" and will be considered AFTER all applications submitted before the deadline. Priority timelines do not apply to staff applications.
1. A resume of your achievement 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.
The 24 most outstanding cadets, as judged by CLA faculty, will be announced via email by 31 December. A $100 deposit is due on 3 Jan, with the balance due 1 Feb. Selectees use this link for pre-course work. (Link not available until selectees announced.)
1. A resume
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. *
* Cadets will walk up to 3 - 5 miles each day.
Cadet Graduation Requirements:
Complete of all online assignments in addition to 80% participation
Senior Staff Requirements:
Preference is for staff members to have experience in government/civil service, political process, or law
Prior attendance at CAP's Legislative Day is a plus
Contact for Activity: email@example.com
Participants arrive between 1000 and 700 23 Feb and depart no earlier than 0700 on 2 Mar
Staff arrives between 1200 and 1700 on 22 Feb and departs no earlier than 1200 on 2 Mar
Required Staff Training on 22 Feb at 1900
Members are responsible for transportation to and from Washington D.C. Reagan National Airport (DCA), Union Station (bus or train), Washington, DC (Not Dulles IAD or Baltimore BWI)
The goal of Civic Leadership Academy is to foster cadet officers’ civic growth by increasing their: (1) leadership skills; (2) sense of civic responsibility; and (3) overall interest in the democratic process.
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. This is not your average field trip to Washington. CLA is an academically-focused activity that includes seminars, readings,and group projects. The week culminates with Legislative Day, when cadets meet with their elected leaders on Capitol Hill.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed the Civic Leadership Academy on their NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students for 2018-19.