What is a California Partnership Academies (CPA)?
The CPA model is a three-year program (grades 10-12) structured as a school-within-a-school. Academies incorporate integrated academic and career technical education, business partnerships, mentoring, and internships. There are three California Partnership Academies in San Juan Unified School District: Casa Roble's (SCORE) program, El Camino's Eagle Polytechnic Institute (EPI) and Mesa Verde's Business Academy,
The California Partnership Academies per California Education Code Section 54690-54697 (Outside Source), represent a high school reform movement that is focused on smaller learning communities with a career theme. Academy components include rigorous academics and career technical education, with a career focus, a committed team of teachers, and active business and post-secondary partnerships.