CVUSD Ethnic Studies Pilot Course

  • On March 16, 2021, the CVUSD Board of Education amended CVUSD Administrative Regulation 6143 "Courses of Study" to include the creation of an ethnic studies course commencing with the fall of 2022. Since then, the California State Board of Education (SBE) approved Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum on March 18, 2021 to assist high schools in developing ethnic studies courses. California Assembly Bill 101 amended Section 51225.3 and California’s high school graduation requirements on November 18, 2021 to now include an ethnic studies course. CVUSD staff, in collaboration with educational partners, have designed an ethnic studies course based on the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum to be a course pilot to implement in Fall 2022. 

    The pilot ethnic studies is offered as an optional elective for high school students only, beginning in the fall of 2022.

    In alignment with Assembly Bill 101, beginning with the freshman class of fall 2025, the course will become a requirement for high school graduation.

Course Pilot for Fall 2022 - Presentation

Timeline and Process

  • March/April 2021

    CVUSD Board Amendment to Administrative Regulation 6143
    Developed Ethnic Studies Working Group (ESWG)

    Initial meeting with ESWG to review framework and model curriculum Equity Task Force (ETF) curriculum collaboration meetings

    Update to Board of Education

    May/June 2021

    ESWG and District staff hold planning session with Oxnard Union High School District staff

    ESWG debrief and planning meeting

    September 2021

    9/22/21 & 9/29/21
    ESWG full release day to develop Course of Study (COS) & resource list

    SDAC initiated Educational Equity Committee to provide feedback on ethnic studies pilot

    October/November 2021

    ETF meeting to update and solicit feedback on COS

    SDAC meeting Educational Equity Committee to review feedback

    History/Social Science updates and discussion

    ESWG met to updated COS

    December/January/February 2021-2022

    ETF meeting for updates

    ESWG met to review COS based on ETF feedback

    Meeting with ETF, SDAC, and ESWG members to update, review

    H/SS Articulation approval

    Secondary Curriculum Advisory Council (SCAC) approval

    March/April 2022

    Meeting with CVUSD Leadership to review COS

    Presentation of ethnic studies course pilot

Textbooks and Materials

  • A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America is a book by Ronald Takaki and adapted by Rebecca Stefoff.
    For more information about this book, click here

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