Culver City High School

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Culver City High School is an engaged and caring academic community where diversity is valued and respected. We are committed to educating and inspiring all students to become life-long learners and contributing members of our global society.  

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) (9,10) 
One Year Prerequisite: Selection process, 2.4-3.5 GPA.   

Course Description: The AVID course is an elective class for students who are college-bound. The AVID curriculum focuses on writing, inquiry, collaboration and reading (WICR) through the AVID High School curriculum in both teacher and tutor-led activities. While concurrently enrolled in a college-prep course of study, students learn strategies to enhance success. Note-taking, outlining, writing, speaking, reading, test-taking strategies, and self-awareness are stressed. In addition, the course includes college motivational activities and intensive preparation for ACT, SAT I and SAT II.   


AVID Junior / Senior Seminar (11,12) 
One Year Prerequisite: AVID 10th   

Course Description: The AVID Seminar for the junior and senior years prepares students for entrance into four-year colleges by emphasizing analytical writing, preparation for college entrance and placement exams, college study skills, oral language development, note taking, and research. Seminar students are expected to participate in, and eventually act as moderators for, Socratic Seminars. In addition, students are required to make oral presentations to the class on topics related to career searches, contemporary issues, and social concerns, all the while focusing on a culminating senior paper, portfolio, and/or project. Students must complete both junior and senior years for one year of U.C. admission credit.