Culver City Unified School District

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Immersion Programs

Culver City Unified School District
Language Immersion Programs

Culver City Unified offers a specialized language immersion program in Spanish and Japanese.
 
Elementary (K-5) Dual Language Immersion Programs
• Students learn academic content in the target language (Spanish or Japanese).
• Students gain communicative proficiency in both English and the target language.
• English-speaking students and native-speakers of the target language are integrated in the classroom, promoting cross-cultural and linguistic cooperation and learning.

Spanish
El Marino Language School (90:10) 11450 Port Rd. 310-842-4241
• In kindergarten 90% of the instruction is conducted in Spanish and 10% in English. By 5th grade, 50% of the instruction is in Spanish and 50% in English.
 
La Ballona Elementary School (70:30) 10915 Washington Blvd. 310 842-4334
• In kindergarten 70% of the instruction is conducted in Spanish and 30% in English. By 5th grade, 50% of the instruction is in Spanish and 50% in English.
 
Japanese
El Marino Language School (90:10) 11450 Port Rd. 310-842-4241
• In kindergarten 90% of the instruction is conducted in Japanese and 10% in English. By 5th grade, 50% of the instruction is in Japanese and 50% in English.

Secondary Spanish and Japanese Language Programs
Middle School
Culver City Middle School
(6-8) 4601 Elenda Street (310) 842-4200
Spanish Dual Language Program
•  Students are offered Social Studies and Spanish Language Arts in the target language.
•  Students who select the academic language elective course have the option to take 0-period P.E. if they would like to take an exploratory elective in addition to their language elective.

Japanese
• Students have the opportunity to maintain Japanese in an academic language elective course offered at the middle school.
• The 3-year course follows grade-level Language Arts standards and increases in rigor to increase student proficiency in the target language.
• Students who select the academic language elective course have the option to take 0-period P.E. if they would like to take an exploratory elective in addition to their language elective.

High School
Culver City High School (9-12) 4401 Elenda Street (310) 842-4200

Spanish Program
 • Two strands of Spanish are offered at the high school, a) sequential foreign language strand and b) a Nativos/ Immersion strand.
• Students who matriculate through the elementary and middle school Spanish program usually transition into the Nativos/ Immersion strand. Student placement will be determined by a placement assessment.  Students have the option to take Spanish up to AP Spanish and AP Literature.  
• Those who did not continue Spanish in middle school will be placed into the appropriate course based on a placement test.
Japanese Program
 • Students who matriculate through the elementary and middle school Japanese program have the 
option to continue Japanese and will be placed into the appropriate course based on an placement assessment. 
• Students who continue will have the option to take AP Japanese.
 
Enrollment Procedures:
For details on how to enroll in our schools please follow the links below or contact the school office:
>> Go to the Culver City Unified School District website (ccusd.org)
>> Click on Departments >> Select School and Family Support Services > Select Enrollment or Permits from Menu