American Public Policy Special Emphasis (APPSE) is a government/civic education course that we offer at Wauwatosa West. The class takes an in-depth look at government structure, rights, court cases, and current events as we prepare for the Center for Civic Education's We the People competition held in January each year. The class breaks off into six distinct learning groups that research, write and learn to argue and defend stances on historical, political and social issues. If the class wins the Wisconsin state competition, they move on to compete at the National competition in April. Contact Chad Mateske at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.