when the Culver City Board of Education decided to move Culver Park High School from its premises at for the start of the 2012-2013 school year on Sept. 4.
However, Culver Park High Principal Veronica Montes says she’s excited about the school’s new premises, which are now situated between and .
In an official Culver City Unified School District statement, Montes said there are great benefits for the 64 students on the new campus, including the enclosed courtyard with its view of Ballona Creek.
"We now have the ability to integrate more and not be that 'cast off' group," Montes said. "Everything here is clean and nice. We have matching equipment. We can use the high school/middle school field for PE. We have bicycle connectivity. This is going to be a great new home for our students and our teachers."
Ajay Mohindra, of CCUSD's business office stated in a release that the Division of the State Architect (DSA), which provides design, construction and oversight for K-12 schools across the state has approved the classroom bungalows housing the students.
The new campus has four classrooms, complete with new carpet, banks of computers and large white boards, but Mohindra said it’s the work of the teachers and students that will determine the school’s success – not its amenities.
"No one knew what to expect when the school was moved here," Montes said. "But being here now and seeing it, they're all going to walk in and say 'Wow!'"