UC lawsuit info

[this is very rough and a work in progress. Opinions expressed are solely mine]

Basically this is a lawsuit by Calvary Chapel Christian School of Murrieta, some of its students and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) to require that the University of California recognize some of the school's courses as fulfilling the requirements for Biology, English, Social Science high school classes that the UC system wants as prereqs for applicants (the a-g system).

Other ACSI schools do have their courses in the respective subjects recognized by the UC system and some even have religiously titled courses. For example Bakersfield Christian High School has approved courses (in the elective category) on "Biblical Literature" and "New Testament Literature". Woodcrest Christian school, another ACSI member, has approved courses entitled "Judeo-Christian Philosophy" and "Biblical History & Cultures".


The lawsuit was filed on August 25, 2005.

First court hearing was to be December 12, 2005. The University of California requested a dismissal.

Judge cancelled the hearing of December 12 and will decide the case on the briefs filed.

Hearings held on June 27, 2006 for whether the case will be dismissed.

Lawsuit allowed to proceed on August 9, 2006 but claims against individual members of the US system were dismissed.

Motion for summary judgement to be heard, September 24, 2007

Trial supposedly set for November 2007.