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Overview of CCAS Programs

Overview of CCAS Programs

The Culver City Adult School is a member of the California Adult Schools Network and offers a broad range of classes designed to fit the needs of the surrounding community. Courses are offered in the following areas:
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Citizenship
  • English as a Second Language
  • Fee-based community interest classes
  • GED test preparation and examination
  • High school diploma classes
 
THE FOLLOWING IS A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THESE PROGRAMS
 
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 
The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program is offered in the morning, afternoon and evening, providing instruction in language arts, math, writing, and reading. In this class emphasis in placed on improving academic and study skills while preparing students to enter the high school diploma or GED classes. 
 
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Learn English for a better job and a better life. Attend a class that meets your needs whether you are a beginning, intermediate, or advanced student, or if you are just interested in a conversation class. Morning, afternoon, and evening classes are available. A 20 minute placement test is administered at the time of enrollment.
 
 
FEE-BASED COMMUNITY INTEREST CLASSES
The Culver City Adult School offers a broad range of classes every trimester. Fees vary depending on the length of the class. Courses can be generally grouped in the following areas:
  • Computación en Español
  • Computer Education 
  • Dance and Fitness 
  • Health and Wellness
  • Jewelry Making
  • Languages 
  • Personal Finances 
  • Sewing
  • Visual & Performing Arts
 
GED®
The Culver City Adult School runs a comprehensive program designed to prepare students to take and pass the tests of General Educational Development (GED®). This program is housed in the Independent Learning Center, an open entry/open exit self-paced lab. Students are free to choose to prepare for the test by using individualized study, using either GED® preparation books or computer assisted instruction, or by participating in a structured classroom setting for the areas of writing, math and literature. The official GED® practice test is given daily to identify areas of strength and weakness at the beginning of enrollment.
 
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM
A major goal of the adult school is to provide an opportunity for adults to earn a high school diploma. Our school offers a learning path for you to follow in order to reach that goal. The program is designed to allow you to take classes that satisfy the state requirements. You can enter at any level in our program and an appropriate and flexible schedule will be developed for you. The course requirements for a diploma are the following:  
  • English                                                      40 credits
  • Math                                                          20 credits
  • Science (biological and physical)              20 credits
  • US History                                                 10 credits
  • US Government                                          5 credits
  • Economics                                                  5 credits
  • World History                                             10 credits
  • Fine Arts/Foreign Language                      10 credits
  • Electives                                                    60 credits
  • Pass the CAHSEE examination
TOTAL CREDITS 180 credits