College Prep For All: English 9 and 10 at CCHS
Welcome to CCUSD’s information portal about English Language Arts curriculum at CCHS. Here you will find:
- Statement of Support from the District
- History of Changes to the ELA Curriculum - including presentations to the CCUSD Board of Education, parent Town Halls, and FAQs
- Credentials of CCHS’s English Language Arts Department's Collaborative Team
- Pedagogical Research: Annotated Bibliography on Benefits of Detracking
- College Admissions Responses to Curriculum Changes
- Testimonials from Parents and Students
We will update this portal as more information and data become available.
Statement of Support from the District:
“This is a matter of both academic rigor and equity for our students. In Fall 2022, Culver City Unified transitioned from a two-tiered system of “Honors and Non-Honors” to “College Prep” classes-for-all in our 9th and 10th grade English courses. This transition is supported by district leadership, site administrators, and teachers.
The district trusts our educators who are highly qualified in this profession, who work closest to our students, who are with them in the classroom day in and day out.
We want to emphasize that the College Prep English curriculum is an Honors curriculum, serving all students with the same level of rigor as the Honors curriculum, and one that prepares students to enroll in advanced classes in their final years of high school. Our teachers expect the same high-level outcomes for all students and have been training with the College Board to integrate pre-AP practices into these courses.
CCUSD fully supports this well-researched pedagogical approach. We are fully committed to giving teachers the resources needed to work with all students at all levels.”
CCUSD is pleased to share a link to LAist’s AirTalk with Larry Mantle, March 28th program, which featured a segment with CCUSD Superintendent Quoc Tran discussing CCHS’s move to English College Prep for All classes. Mr. Tran was honored to share the microphone with distinguished researchers and professors from the Brookings Institute and the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University. We encourage you to take a listen.