Lakewood High School
Long Beach Unified
Los Angeles County
API Base Report
Lakewood-Long Beach CAPP Project
Long Beach Unified School District
CSU, Long Beach
Long Beach City College
The partnership between Long Beach Unified School District
(LBUSD), California State University, Long Beach (CSULB),
and Long Beach City College (LBCC), has received national
attention for the systematic nature of its work on behalf
of students in Long Beach. LBUSD, in consultation with its
partners, has developed curriculum standards for all major
subject areas and established benchmarks and multiple assessments.
The University has collaborated on standards, provided professional
development for teachers and developed student support services
that target college readiness. Both the principals and the
components of the "CAPP Model" are reflected in the collaborative
work between the partners. Strong academic standards are in
place, as are multiple means for measuring academic progress.
LBUSD's success in educational reform is due in large part
to the clear focus on academic achievement of all students,
and the "top-down, bottom-up: nature of the reform efforts.
Our efforts in this project will focus primarily upon ways
to supports the implementation of standards with parental
involvement, academic counseling, and student support services.
The following goals and objectives have been set:
- to increase the number of students meeting the requirements
for entry into CSULB with no remediation
- to identify in middle school, students with college potential
who are at risk of not becoming prepared for college
- to provide orientation to high school, awareness of college,
and support services to identified students and their parents.
- To increase parental awareness of college entrance requirements
and financial aid
- To prepare identified students to enter the college-preparatory
Lakewood Pacesetter program by their Junior year
- To prepare identified students to pass the 11th grade
writing and end-of-course examinations in mathematics and
- To prepare identified students for success on the SAT
and AP exams
The following activities have been planned in order to
meet these objectives:
- Participants and Recruitment. In Spring, 1999 Even before
CAPP funds are available the Lakewood High School counselor
will visit the feeder middle schools and recruit students
who are in our target group: 8th graders who are "at risk"
with GPA scores between 2.0-2.9. Middle school counselors
will assist in recruitment. A brochure will be developed
to describe the "Lakewood High School CAPP Program."
- Summer Math and Language Arts Classes. In the summer,
math and language arts classes will be offered with CAPP
funds to incoming 9th graders to strengthen their basic
skills in these key areas. Lakewood High School teachers
will offer these classes. CSULB college students serving
as classroom tutors and role models will support these classes.
- High School Orientation. In August, prior to starting
the 9th grade, a three-day orientation will be offered to
students and their parents focused on study skills. Students
will receive organizers, training in time-management and
study skills, an orientation to high school requirements.
Parents will receive the same information on how to support
the achievement of their children.
- College Nights. A "College Night" will offer college admissions
and financial aid information to students and parents, and
will occur in the fall of each year
- Parental Information and Involvement. Parents will be
involved from the point of recruitment.
- Student Support. College student tutors will work in English
and Math classrooms and on a before and after- school basis
to deliver individual tutoring to high school students.
- Field trips to the University. Students and their parents
will be invited to participate in field trips to CSULB.
Trips will include a tour of the university and workshops
in admissions and financial aid.