A profile of the California Partnership Academies 2004-2005
State legislation launched the California Partnership Academies (CPAs) in 1984. Now operating in more than 200 comprehensive high schools, CPAs have been used as a model for high school reform in California and elsewhere. Academies typically feature multi-age learning groups, team teaching and career-based instruction. Teachers help students connect high school lessons to future employment scenarios. Several evaluations have found positive student effects associated with academies.
This report provides a picture of the CPAs for the 2004-05 school year based on annual reports each site sends to the California Department of Education. More information on academies and the supporting legislation is available at www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/hs/cpagen.asp, the CPA website.