The California Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) was established by the
California State Legislature in 1984 with a specific goal: to improve the academic quality of public secondary schools, thereby ensuring every student in California is prepared for college.
Administered by the CSU in cooperation with the University of California, the California Community Colleges, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Student Aid Commission (CSAC), and Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU), this collaborative program focuses on schools with low numbers of students entering college and supports partnerships that improve the academic preparation and college readiness of California students.
Projects are distributed throughout the state to guarantee access and support schools in rural, urban and suburban areas. Projects include:
CAPP also supports the statewide intersegmental Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) and the Alliance of Regional Collaboration to Heighten Educational Success (ARCHES), which was initiated by CAPP to improve public education and close the achievement gap through regional pre-K-through-college collaboration.
Pursuant to statute, the Chancellor of the California State University has established an advisory committee to assist in selecting proposals to be funded and developing criteria for project evaluation. Appointments to the Advisory Committee are made by the following:
California Academic Partnership ProgramCalifornia State University, Office of the Chancellor401 Golden Shore, 6th FloorLong Beach, CA 90802Phone: 562-951-4780E-mail: CAPP Staff
This grant involved 13 lower-performing high schools and aimed to prepare more diverse high school graduates for college-level coursework.
This project developed more courageous high school principals focused on educational equity.