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In the spring of 2016, Estancia High School introduced the Lyceum Academy to begin with the incoming class of 2021. This program was created with the support of N-MUSD’s Superintendent and School Board to retain and attract gifted and talented 9th grade students in the Estancia High School attendance area, and is now reaching out beyond the boundaries.

The program is designed to identify incoming 9th grade students with strong academic skills and motivation and provide these students with support structures needed to qualify for admission at some of the nation’s top-tier universities.  The vision of the Lyceum Academy is to provide a personalized high school experience with individualized support and college guidance, exclusive educational and cultural experiences, and a broad range of college visits. Students who are involved in other programs are given opportunities to take summer school courses through Coastline Community College.  During 11th and 12th grade, the goal for all Lyceum students is to qualify for either the College Board Capstone Diploma or earn the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.       

Lyceum students develop a close relationship with their Lyceum Academy advisory teachers and counselor, as well as their cohort and peers.  The expectation is that participation in the Lyceum Academy will provide Estancia High School students the opportunity to distinguish themselves as they pursue their post-high school goals.

The Lyceum Academy works with students’ personal interests while maintaining a constant expectation of rigor and gaining valuable experience.  Students participate in community and school events as well as take field trips to college campuses to give them experiences to help them with their future options.  





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Our collection to add to the CHOC toy donations! December, 2018
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Lyceum Academy

Calendar for 2019-20

Fall, 2019

Northern California College Trip (11th and some 10th graders) February 17, 18, 19

Lyceum goes to the theater, Estancia HS,  December 5

Coffee Talk for parents  7AM in November (date TBA)

Fall in Love with the Westside,  Estancia Senior Lawn                                    (Lyceum has a facepainting booth)  October 19 

PTSA during school for 10th and 11th graders October 16

9th and 10th grade day trip to San Diego Universities, October 9

Parent Booster Meeting  7 PM in the Library October 8

September 5  Junior Parent Meeting for AP Seminar 7 AM


Summer, 2019

Freshman trip to UCI for Team Up! and tour of libraries   August 21           Meet at school at 7:50. Bus leaves at 8:00 AM 

Freshmen meet in Room 244 at 8:30 AM before going to registration Aug. 22


"To Whom it May Concern" Night at EHS theater

with dessert before the show.                                                       January 17                                                             

Application Window for 2019-2020                                      Feb. 25-Mar. 18


Morning Coffee (7:15am Room 228)                                           February 26


Field Trip #2 (Claremont, Cal Poly, CSUF, Chapman)                   March 11                                                                                                                                

Future Eagle Night (6:30pm in Gym) and Prospective

Lyceum Parent Information and Tour (7:15pm)                            March 14


Applicant Interviews                                                                     March/April


Addam’s Family (Estancia Drama,  dessert in Mrs. Dickey's room, 6:30pm)                                                                                             April 4


AP Human Geography Pre-Exam picnic

(11:30am room 228)                                                                               May 14

Lyceum Lecture #1 Mr. Robert Braithwaite, Pres. and CEO of Hoag Hospital      (1:40 pm EHS Library)                                                     May 20

Lyceum Lecture #2  Patrick Covert-Ortiz, Lecturer in American Studies, CSU Fullerton     (1:40 pm EHS Library)                                           May 23

Lyceum Lecture #3 Arlis Reynolds, Costa Mesa City Council Member, Estancia Alumnus (2:00 PM EHS Library)                                        May 30                                                 

Lyceum Colloquium (3:30-5 pm EHS Library)                                                                                                                                                                      June 6

Final Coffee talk and meet and greet for new and returning students and parents. 7 AM in Mrs. Dickey's room.                                      June 18



Holiday Service Project with CSF- CHOC toy and item drive due December 7th (Thank you to everyone who brought toys!)

Parent Booster Meeting November 27th 6:30 PM Mr. Horton's Room

Field Trip: USC and UCLA  October 29th

First Parent Coffee Talk Time October 25th 7 AM Mr. Horton's Room

Fall in Love with the Westside Ice Cream Booth October 20th

Back to School Night Parent Meeting October 4th (7th period) Mrs. Dickey's Room 

Miniversity and Ropes Course for incoming freshmen  August, 2018



UCLA and USC Field Trip 10/29/18

students at UCLA
Third annual Ropes Course Team Building and UCI day August 2019
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Established in 2017, beginning with the Class of 2021. 

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December 5th, 2019 is OUR night! 
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We are always looking for speakers to visit us for mid-May and early June.  Email Mrs. Dickey for any suggestions. 
UC Riverside Visit 
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The goal for our Lyceum Graduates
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9th- AP Human Geography                Pre-AP Comp Lit I

10th- Lyceum Advisory

11th-  AP Seminar

12th- AP Research

Mrs. Smith will work with students individually to create their optimal learning schedule.



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Trip to UCSD/ San Diego Museums 
UCSD/ San Diego Museum on May 22, 2018
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City Council Member and EHS Alumnus Arlis Reynolds speaks as part of our series.  May, 2019