Culver City Adult School

September 2018 Newsletter

Culver City Adult School is an educational resource to the community, providing classes and programs that afford our students opportunities to become lifelong learners and to participate actively in their community.

Student Learning Outcomes - SLOs

CCAS Students will be:
  • Lifelong Learners
  • Critical Thinkers
  • Technology Users
  • Strong Members of Their Families & Communities

Principal's Message


Students: Thank you for picking Culver City Adult School as your choice to go to school. You are in a great school where teachers and staff are happy to help you on your journey to success. It is important to come to school every day in order to learn or to work.

Staff: Thank you for picking Culver City Adult School as your choice of where to work. As a small school, it is even more important for us to work together for the betterment of our students and our school. Please plan to attend our annual ALL STAFF BACK-TO-SCHOOL MEETING on Thursday, September 20th from 5:30-8:30 pm. A light dinner will be provided.

This is going to be a great school year!!!

Important Dates

Sept. 3 ~ Monday ~ Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

Sept. 4 ~Tuesday~ First Day of Fall Semester

Sept. 6 ~ Thursday ~ Leadership Team Meeting (2 pm)

Sept. 19 ~ Wednesday ~ Yom Kippur - NO SCHOOL

Sept. 20 ~ Thursday ~ All Staff Back-to-School Meeting 5:30-8:30 PM (no evening classes)

Sept. 21 ~ Friday ~ LARAEC Open Public Meeting (1:30 pm location-TBD)

Sept. 25 ~ Tuesday ~ ESL Department Meeting (3:00-5:00 PM)

Sept. 27 ~ Thursday ~ Leadership Team Meeting (2 pm))

ABE News

We have a new addition to our ABE family! Joy and Milton Rosenberg had a health baby boy, David Alan Rosenberg, on August 30! We can't to him!

ABE or the Adult Basic Education program is for students who need to improve their reading, writing and basic math skills. This year we will focus most on language arts reading and writing on M-Th for two hours per day implementing Evidenced-Based-Reading Instruction (EBRI). Students who need math will work on those skills on Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour each day. With these changes, we anticipate that students will be ready to go to the high school diploma program faster.

ESL News

Welcome new and returning ESL students. Our goal is to assist our students to communicate in English for work, home, in the classroom & around our great city. This year we will be giving an extra focus on reading. Reading helps improve listening, speaking and writing. We will be using stories on to improve alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Check it out!

With the assistance of new computer programs, our students will be able to explore career possibilities, as well as many other necessary skills needed for living in the USA, like banking, shopping, healthcare, finding a place to live, DMV, citizenship and more.

We have free ESL classes levels 1-4 in the mornings, afternoons and evenings.

We also have free distance learning materials to help classroom students with extra practice, or provide an ESL education for those who cannot attend classes. Tell your friends!

We look forward to a productive school year assisting students to reach their goals and make their dreams a reality.


Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. We are ready to help you achieve your educational goals. Let us show you the way to your educational future. Make this school year, your graduation year. If your plan is to get a high school diploma, HISET, or GED, please join us in the Independent Learning Center (room 4). We offer traditional lecture classes, one-on-one tutoring, and online classes. We can help you complete your classes and also show you the first stages as you transition into college or career education of your choice. Your first step is to make an appointment in the office to see our adult school counselor, Ms. Vines. We will be waiting for you. Our hours are - morning: 9 am to 1:30 pm, afternoon: 3:15 to 5:15 pm, and evening: 5:30 to 8:30 pm. We hope to see you soon. Feel free to stop by room 4 if you have any question.

Counselor's Corner

The counselor and the student support services team are here to help you be a successful adult learner who can overcome personal, academic, and personal obstacles. During individual and classroom presentations, you will be provided information and tools to help you transition from CCAS to the career or college of your choice. For the 2018-2019 school year, all students will have and use MyPlan MyFuture to set goals and plan for careers and college. College reps will visit our campus. Workshops on creating a resume and exploring various jobs/careers will be held on our campus. Professionals working as nurses, pre-school teachers, and computer technicians will talk about how they did it and how you can too!

Your participation at CCAS is needed by attending monthly student council meetings. Tell us how we're doing and let your voice be heard!

Keep your eyes and ears open for announcements and flyers posted around the campus... and welcome to CCAS!

A few reminders from the Office

We are looking forward to an amazing year. To help make it great, please remember the following:

  • You must sign in to your class everyday. If you forget to sign-in, you will be marked absent and that absence cannot be changed.
  • You will automatically be dropped from the class if you are absent more than your approved hours in a month. If you are dropped from a class, you must come to the office to request being placed on the waitlist.
  • Please do not park in CCAS Staff or L.A. Goal designated parking spots.
  • Do not block parked cars or the trash bin.
  • Park bikes only in bike racks.
  • Drive slowly and safely and watch for pedestrians
  • Do not park in the library parking lot.
  • Keep bathrooms clean by throwing toilet paper in the toilet and flushing every time, and throwing paper towels in the trash cans.