Four individuals standing in front of a sign while smiling.Every year, all Chavez senior scholars present and defend thesis findings on some of our nation’s most pressing public policy issues, such as the environment, mental illness, immigration, and gun violence. This process is the culminating event of their high school experience and a few students are chosen to present their thesis at the annual Public Policy Symposium.

The Cesar Chavez PCS Public Policy Symposium is a dynamic event that illustrates the powerful impact of our school’s mission, and provides a highly inspirational and educational experience for both the attendees and the scholars chosen to participate.  Local and national policy makers, civic leaders, and business leaders attend and witness firsthand how scholars apply critical thinking skills to complex public policy issues.