CCHS Connects Family and Workshops on Parent Engagement Night – Feb. 26

a88de5dfef86dcc05873ec3d5d6d8551-1On February 26, Culver City High School will hold its Parent Engagement Night – an evening of informative workshops and discussions on a variety of topics ranging from college admissions and career pathways to social media and middle-to-high school transitions.
The event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 26 at Culver City High School, 4401 Elenda Street in Culver City.
This is an evening for CCHS parents and families to gain awareness and receive valuable resources to help students be successful in high school and beyond. Parents may choose three 30-minute workshops to attend from the list below. Families may want to separate in order to participate in more workshops during each session.

Workshop Descriptions:

The California Community College and Educational Opportunities
Come hear what the Community Colleges have to offer. We are not only affordable but a very diverse and comprehensive path to your dreams.

Explore the University of California (UCs)
Come hear more about this diverse collection of public research universities; is it a good fit for your student? How will I pay for a UC education?

Learn more about the California State Universities (CSUs)
With 23 different universities across California come learn about their index of eligibility for admissions, diversity of programs and educational opportunities.

Why Consider an Out of State College
Can an out of state college really be affordable? Come learn about all your options available and how California students can benefit by going out of state.

Get the 411 on College Planning
Come learn what it takes to get into college both in state and out of state. What classes, exams, extracurricular activities will make your student the most competitive? How to begin the college search and how do students request letters of recommendation?

‘Jump’ STARTING the College Application Process JUNIOR YEAR (10th/11th grade recommended)
What you need to know NOW to be prepared for 12th grade college admissions. Learn what College Admission Representatives are telling us… Become informed on the role of the student, parent, and success strategies to prepare for the college application process.

NCAA and Your Student/Athlete
An in-depth presentation explaining the requirements for student/athletes to be eligible for the NCAA and college athletics

Social Media: Your Teens Ever Changing World – Tools for Parents
Keeping teens safe online; Most apps used by teens; Privacy Settings; Digital Natives vs. Aliens

Career Exploration – Opportunities & Resources for your Student
Become informed on various websites available to use for career exploration and portfolio creation; Career & Technical Education Classes available on campus; Lunch & Learn program and industry related internships

Transition Issues from Middle School to High School (8th/9th grade recommended)
Schedule issues; Homework issues; Personal/Social/Emotional; Communication Expectations; Questions and Answers

How Do Parents Stay Informed and Involved at CCHS (PTSA)
Even though our kids want us to stay farther away at the High School, we have ways of staying informed about what is going on. The PTSA at CCHS also offers opportunities to be involved.

Engaging Students in Mathematics
In this workshop, you will experience a Common Core math lesson structure in order to better understand how students engage in mathematics in the 21st century.

Supporting Your Student’s Arts Education Through the AVPA Program
Schedule issues; Homework issues; Personal; Communication Expectations; Questions and Answers

Dinner will be available from 5:30 to 6 p.m., and childcare will be available from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, please call CCHS at (310) 842-4200.

-Geoff Maleman

The Actors' Gang

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