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Remaking High School

Since 1998 CCASN has been working to increase educational opportunities that offer each young person support and guidance, productive engagement in the world outside of school, and preparation for both college and careers. This research-based strategy has been effective for hundreds of thousands of teenagers, including low-income students of color.

CCASN offers professional development, coaching, resource materials, and technical assistance for secondary educators, schools, and districts. CCASN also conducts research to document and improve practice, and advises policy makers at all levels.
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High school teachers eager to increase college-going rates at their schools may want to visit a companion website, College Tools.

Finding your way around this website

Teaching & Learning
A searchable database of curriculum to meet the special needs of academy teachers, links to organizations dedicated to strengthening the instructional programs of career academies, and the CPA a-g program list.

Gateways to useful resources: a collection of implementation guides and articles; a toolbox of templates and forms you can tailor to your own needs; Video Vignettes that spotlight exemplary CPAs; a list of Career Academy Support Organizations; archives of our web-based news publications, and more.

Academy Directories
Separate directories for California Partnership Academies and Academies Nationwide that can be searched by state, high school, academy theme, and location. Each listing includes contact information.

Professional support for high school reform based on broad experience and in-depth research, ranging from system redesign to curriculum and learning structures—all designed to improve both college-going and career success.

California Partnership Academies (CPA)
Announcements of particular relevance to California Partnership Academy coordinators, and short videos that spotlight selected CPAs.

You may also wish to visit College Tools, a website focused on college-going culture in high schools, and created by CCASN:


Academy News Clips

A convenient way to stay informed about opportunities and policies that affect career academies.

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