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California Partnership Academies (CPA)

The CPA model is a three-year program (grades ten-twelve) structured as a school-within-a-school. Academies incorporate integrated academic and career technical education, business partnerships, mentoring, and internships.

The California Partnership Academies per California Education Code (EC) sections 54690-54697 External link opens in new window or tab. 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 within a career focus, a committed team of teachers, and active business and post-secondary partnerships.

In addition to EC sections 54690–54697, the Green Technology Partnership Academies (formerly known as SBX 1 1) must adhere to EC Section 54750 External link opens in new window or tab..

Overview & Guidelines

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Required reporting for the California Partnership Academies (CPA) Program Grants funded in Fiscal Year 2023–24.

Documents are due on or before the date listed.

Document Description Due Date*
Letters of Intent (LOIs) Each fiscal year, CPAs must indicate the school’s and district’s continued commitment to the CPA program model, fiscal requirements, and provide the projected student enrollment in the Academy. Academies submit a signed Letter of Intent (LOI), a proposed budget, a budget narrative, and an updated contact information sheet to the CDE for review in order to be approved for continued funding.
April 19, 2024
End of Project (EOP) Expenditure Report

Each fiscal year, CPAs must submit an End-of-Project (EOP) Expenditure Report indicating their actual expenditures. The EOP is due after all funds have been expended, but no later than 30 days after the end of the grant period.

August 30, 2024

The California Partnership Academy Annual Reporting (CAPAAR) System

CAPAAR is the online reporting system used to determine the number of fundable students in the CPA program.

October 31, 2024

Academy Directory

California Partnership Academies Directory (XLSX; Updated 08-Mar-2024)

Program and Fiscal Questions

  • For program related questions, contact the Academy, Apprenticeship, and Internship Office at

  • For fiscal related questions, contact the Academy, Apprenticeship, and Internship Office at

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, May 28, 2024