At the September 27, 2022 CulverCity Unified School Board meeting, the Board unanimously approved an enhanced partnership between Los Angeles Community College District and Culver City High School to expand College and Career Access Pathways, using funding from Assembly Bill (AB 288). AB288 authorizes California Community College districts to enter into formal partnership agreements with local school districts to expand access to dual enrollment opportunities for high school students. Also known as the College and Career Access Pathways Partnership, the goal of AB 288 is to provide access from high school to community college for career technical education and prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges. Students are more likely to graduate on time, and be ready for college and careers. Click here to learn more about AB288.
West LA College President Jim Limbaugh was present in the board room as the agreement was voted on. He thanked the Board members and Superintendent Quoc Tran for their confidence in West LA College, which was recently named one of the top 150 community colleges out of 2000 nationwide.
“We understand how valuable is it for students to extend their education both concurrently and after high school,” said Limbaugh. As an example of just one CTE pathway, President Limbaugh shared that West LA is opening the state’s first Climate Change Education Center, which was just funded for $6 million. Part of the outreach is to partner with local school districts and to create a climate change pathway.
The agreement between CCUSD and LACCD is for the next five years, with college classes being made available to high school students, as is already the practice with the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts at CCHS.