ERIC Number: ED318826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The California Partnership Academies.
The California Partnership Academies Program is a highly successful school/business collaboration that allows students who are at risk of not graduating from high school to see clearly the connection between school and the workplace. The following key components are discussed: (1) an at-risk student population made up largely of the educationally disadvantaged; (2) interrelated academic and technical courses tailored to the career interests and needs of the students and local businesses; (3) smaller than average class size; (4) careful monitoring of individual student performance and attendance by teachers who have expressed a desire to work with these students; (5) tutoring and individualized instruction; (6) counseling services from a specially assigned guidance advisor who provides a full range of support services, including agency referrals; (7) emphasis on parent involvement, with frequent contact between the school and parents; (8) incentive awards given to highlight student achievement; (9) first-hand exposure to career information through field trips, guest speakers, and a mentor program; and (10) summer job opportunities for students who successfully complete their second year (grade 11) of the program, and for students who are on target for graduation during the last semester of their senior year. A chart illustrating a student's progression and schedule is included. A list of seven references is appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sequoia Union High School District, Redwood City, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California