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CIC at CHOICE Presentations 2018-2019

Families and students are welcome to attend the Poly CHOICE Night, and/or the High School CHOICE Faires at Long Beach City College-PCH Campus (Oct 13) and LBCC-Clark Ave Campus (Oct 27) where CIC will present the 4-year curriculum, discuss the Civic Leadership and Finance/Chain Supply Management pathways and answer questions about the program and application process.


The CHOICE District Faires  will be held at from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon (times confirmed as of Oct 10, 2018).  Students will be able to attend presentations by ALL Pathways from ALL high schools at these two events (Oct 13 and Oct 27, 2018.


Poly High School's CHOICE Night will be November 28th, 2017 (Wednesday) 6:00-8:00 PM in the LIBRARY (general events begin in the Poly Gym)

Presentation I 6:40-7:15 (times may change as I get more info on the evening)

Presentation II 7:25-8:00. (times may change as I get more info on the evening)


Parents and students will be able to visit up to three programs on the same evening (most likely).


We hope to meet you at one of the above CHOICE events!

CIC CHOICE/Gr8 Applicants

CIC 2018-19 Admission Criteria

     There will be no CIC Supplemental Application for the 2018-19 CHOICE Process.  Admission is based on a 3.50 AcGPA or higher and the top 175 applicants (High to Low GPA) applicants.  Priority is given to local home school applicants, BUT this criteria has never been a concern in the past as CIC has taken up to 190 students AS LONG AS STUDENTS RANK CIC FIRST among their choices. (This year COULD be an exception year)  Over 95% of students entering CIC will have completed ALGEBRA 1 in Grade 8 (Students in Grade 8 who are taking Pre-Algebra or Math 8 will enroll in Algebra 1 in Grade 9).  Over 90% of students entering CIC will have taken ACCELERATED courses in middle school, especially in English, Math, Social Science and Science.  Neither Algebra nor Accelerated coursework is a requirement to apply to CIC.

LBUSD and CIC Application Procedures 2018-19

For all questions on CHOICE, here is the central District information.

All information on the District site SUPERSEDES any information I place on this website


    In order to apply to any high school program in the LBUSD, you must follow the steps below.  Directions for applying to CIC are included as well.


1. Online application for ALL programs will be available through ParentVUE on December 6, 2018.  Window for applying will close at midnight on Friday, December 18, 2018 (at 11:59 PM).


2. You may access ParentVUE from middle school SchoolLoop websites OR through

From the main LBUSD website, click letter "P" and Scroll down to ParentVUE and follow directions.


3. Once the ParentVUE portal opens, you will see a panel that reads HS CHOICE Application.  This is where you will make your program selections.


4. You will NOT be able to apply for a program, if you do NOT meet the minimum criteria.


5. There is no Supplemental application for CIC.



You will register on ParentVUE as a new student/parent and create an account.

The LBUSD already has transcripts from MANY private schools, but you may have to bring transcripts to Jenni Brown, so she can create a file for you.




Calendar for rest of the year:

Oct 13 CHOICE Faire at LBCC-PCH Campus (corner of PCH and Orange Ave) 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Oct 27 CHOICE Faire at LBCC-Clark Ave Campus (corner of Clark and Carson Aves) 9:00 AM-12:00 PM


Oct 30-Dec 6 CIC Shadowing (must be registered through the CHOICE Office-then contact


Nov 28 Poly CHOICE Night at Poly High School 6:00-8:00 PM


Dec 6 CHOICE Application opens at 9 AM

Dec 18 CHOICE Window online closes at 11:59 PM


By the beginning of March, letters of acceptance to Specialized Programs (including CIC) begin to be mailed out.


late March Appeals Window opens


In March 2019, CIC will mail home Course Selections for Fall 2019 and suggested Summer Reading Assignment after we receive the full list of acceptances; during March and April 2019, CIC counselor, Ms. Arredondo, and/or Facilitator, Mr. Inui, will visit all middle schools, or make arrangements with sites, including IVA and private and charter schools, to communicate information on selecting courses for Fall 2019

CIC Summer Reading 2018

CIC Summer Reading 2018   


Remember this assignment is NOT required to be done during the summer.  You will have about two weeks to complete the assignment as your first assignment in the class in the fall.


    I am posting this assignment for students who prefer to get started now to make the first few weeks transitioning into high school a bit less chaotic with all the schedule changes, books, homework, and activities that traditionally go on. 


     It is ALWAYS a good idea to read a book more than once, so getting started now can be a good idea. 


     Remember if you are having trouble getting a copy of this book, I will be happy to deliver it, but it will be based on my summer schedule as I am teaching in another city from 8-6 each day.

CIC SHadow Program 2018-19

Updated Friday Oct 12, 2018 (at 2:40 PM).


 The CIC Shadow Program is a unique experience in the LBUSD, allowing students to sample classes, and experiencing MULTIPLE perspectives, as the students are set up with multiple hosts throughout the day.  (Single hosts can also be accommodated, if this is your preference).   CIC will mostly be scheduling TWO hosts (one upper grade level and one lower grade level PER shadow to see different aspects of the program.  Due to the reduced time frame this year, scheduling more than a few hosts is not really feasible.


    The LBUSD registration site is slated to open at 5:00 PM on Mon Oct 29.  In the past three years, slots have typically filled up in the first few days, so it is important to register as soon as possible.  Though shadowing is available to ALL students, we kindly ask students who are NOT interested in or curious about CIC OR who do not have the minimum AcGPA of 3.5 not to take away a spot from another student who IS trying to find out about CIC.  If you are genuinely interested in CIC, please do feel free to shadow.


   Students in Grade 8 interested in shadowing in the CIC program need to complete the LBUSD registration form on the LBUSD website before contacting CIC for a shadow date.  The new shadow registration application for 2018-19 will be available starting October 29 at 5:00 PM


1. Go to

2. Select "C" for CHOICE (Choosing a High School for incoming freshmen)

3. Click on the "Shadow Day Reservation Requests" option to register your student.


     After registering with LBUSD, please contact Mr. Inui at to complete the process.  Please prepare responses to the following questions.

1. Do you have a preferred date (Note: Mr. Inui can only program 10-15 students per day due to the complexity of the CIC shadow day)

2. In addition to the core subjects (see CIC 4-Year Curriculum) for freshmen, are there any electives and/or sports you would like to see?

3. Do you have any special requests (specific hosts, shortened day, lunch accommodations, et al)

Because CIC has in the past received close to 200 requests for Shadowing within the first week, please only put down CIC if you are considering CIC (please do not put CIC down if your primary consideration is PACE or PacRim-shadows for PACE are handled by a different office)