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Lyceum Academy

Established in 2017, beginning with the Class of 2021, this group of scholars makes the journey of high school being part of a support and enrichment system. The Lyceum Academy 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.  

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, including an extended visit to colleges in Northern California.  Students will have at least one class in common every year. 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. All students participate in the Lyceum Colloquium in late May, which is a showcase of their skills.

All students develop a close relationship with their Lyceum Academy advisory teachers and counselor. The hope 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 noun "Lyceum" refers to a literary or teaching institution, first named that way from Aristotle's followers. 

Helpful links:

Lyceum info sheet

More pictures of Lyceum students and activities

2022 Colloquium Slide Show featuring the Capstone Presentations

2023 Colloquium Slide Show featuring the Capstone Presentations

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Mrs. Carrie Smith, Counselor

Mrs. Rachel de los Santos, Lyceum Academy Coordinator


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Explanation about the Capstone Program


  • 9th- AP Human Geography Lyceum 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.


Events For The 2023-2024 School Year

  • Monday, August 21  Back to School sweets in Mrs. Dickey’s room (Booster sponsored)

  • Wednesday, September 6  Booster Board Meeting and installation of Tim McIntyre as president

  • Wednesday October 25 Field trip to UCLA/ Long Beach State (10th, 11th, and 12th who are applying) 

  • Tuesday October 31 Halloween treats (Booster sponsored)

  • Lyceum night at the theater TBA (fall play)

  • December 18, 2023 Finals breakfast (booster sponsored)

  • January 24, 2024 Field trip UCSD/SD State (9th,10th, 12th who have applied)

  • March 14, 2024 Future Eagle Night (table in commons)

  • March 15- April 3, 2024 8th grade application window open

  • April 22-April 26, 2024 8th grade interviews 

  • May AP testing treats(booster sponsored)

  • Lyceum Night at the theater TBA (Spring musical)

  • May 23, 2024 Lyceum Colloquium and Senior Pinning

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