Dr. Tarvyd Calls Out “Irresponsible” and “Inaccurate” Press

Dear Editor, 

Culver City High School prides itself on its academic rigor and the opportunities provided to our students.

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article sharing information about the change from English 9/10 regular and honors level classes to College Prep English 9/10 which prepares all students for Advanced Placement English classes offered in grades 11 and 12. This change was made to embrace both academic rigor and equity for our students. This transition was supported by district leadership, site administration, and teachers.

During an external press event, the change in curriculum snowballed into the messaging that CCHS stopped offering all Honors classes and Advanced Placement classes.

This is not true.

In fact, CCHS offers 22 Advanced Placement classes and 6 honors classes. During the 2022-23 school year, CCHS started offering Advanced Placement World History. During the 2023-24 school, CCHS will again add two Advanced Placement classes – Advanced Placement African American Studies and Advanced Placement Calculus BC.

CCHS is not planning on eliminating Honors or Advanced Placement classes.

The irresponsible journalism and inaccurate information shared by the press has created undue hate and harassing messages sent via email and phone message to our teachers, the school and the District Office.

I am dismayed by the lack of professionalism on the part of  journalists who neglected to confirm information and shattered the reputation of our educators and school.

Respectfully submitted,

Kelli Tarvyd, Ed.D

Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Instruction

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