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
April 12, 2022 - Regular Board of Education Meeting
Item 5. A. Instructional Services - Approval of Ethnic Studies Pilot Course (Grades 9-12)
California Department of Education Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum
Timeline and Process
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
ESWG and District staff hold planning session with Oxnard Union High School District staff
ESWG debrief and planning meeting
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
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
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
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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