CAPP, the California Academic Partnership Program, builds
academic partnerships throughout the state. Administered by
the California State University, CAPP funds partnerships between
schools, colleges and universities, and businesses aimed at
helping middle school and high school students improve their
academic preparation for success in higher education and the
workplace. Since its founding in 1984, CAPP has provided more
that $20 million in direct support of collaborative projects
to improve student learning, from Calexico on the U.S./Mexico
border, to Hoopa Valley near the border with Oregon, and in
all major urban areas.
CAPP partnerships draw on the theoretical and research-based
knowledge of the university and the practical knowledge of
the workplace. Partnerships team school districts, post-secondary
institutions and corporations in the quest for better-educated,
more highly skilled students.
Project business partners show the connection between classroom
assignment and workplace tasks so that students can see the
direct applications of learning to work.
Business partners also serve as role models to the students
and as practical sounding boards for teachers and administrators.
In addition to helping students, the partnerships supported
by CAPP build community between those in education and business.
Professional and personal friendships form around the common
goal of helping students increase their knowledge and strengthen
Educators and employers alike know that success in the personal
lives of students and success in their prospective work-life
is largely dependent upon their ability to acquire and fully
implement useful language, whether in the form of numbers,
conceptual-mathematical models, or in spoken and written language.
Our Current CAPP projects are listed and detailed on this
site along with descriptions of past projects:
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
California Academic Partnership Program
Office of the Chancellor
The California State University
401 Golden Shore, Sixth Floor
Long Beach, California 90802
Telephone (562) 951-4780