PTSA sponsors two advocacy trips:
Sacramento Safari (Date TBD)

Fourth District PTA organizes an annual two-day trip in February to our State Capitol where about 100 Orange County PTA members hear from key speakers on issues that affect children and youth, learn about the inner workings of state government, advocate directly to our legislators, and network with others.  Information for 2020 Trip is coming.

Student Sacramento Trip (Date TBD)

Any junior or senior who is interested in government, public policy and/or education issues should consider applying to be selected to represent Northwood High School on the Irvine Unified Council PTA (IUCPTA) sponsored Student Sacramento Trip in Februrary. In this one day visit to Sacramento, students meet with state law makers and their staff to express their concerns and ideas regarding public education, hear from a variety of experts in state education policy, and network with other students from Irvine, IUSD administrators, and IUSD board members..


Once selected, the 5-6 NHS students, along with NHS PTSA Advocacy Chair and one NHS teacher, will attend five mandatory meetings in January and February prior to the trip. Selected students from all Irvine high schools will meet with IUSD administrators and members of the IUSD Board of Education to discuss the issues and prepare. All expenses are paid for by our NHS PTSA.


Applications (see below) are available in fall and due in December before winter break. For any questions on this program, please contact the PTSA Advocacy Chair at


To learn about the history of IUSD Advocacy Trip to Sacramento, please click here.

To view the application, please click here. Please download the PTA waiver and the IUSD waiver More information about the applications are coming!


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