California Partnership Academies
The California Partnership Academies began in the early 1980s and has developed into over 290 programs throughout California. The program model provides a school-within-a-school design for grades 10-12. Integrating smaller learning communities with active business partnerships, the program focuses on integrating academic and career technical education. Included in the site is a program overview, directory, and performance statistics.
Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program (CSRD)
The CRSD is located under the auspices of the Office of Elementary and
and Secondary Education in the Office of the Assistant Secretary within the federal
Department of Education. The program works in connection with the stated
objectives of Goals 2000, state-level education objectives and Title I
guidelines. A comprehensive menu leads the user to further information
including legislation and funding, state application and guidance, resources,
as well as related sites.
CRSD in the Field: Final Update
This comprehensive report assesses the impact and response to the CSRD program
during its initial inception. Based on interviews conducted at 10 schools,
this evaluation is qualitative as well as qualitative. The website includes
recommendations for ongoing implementation.
Elementary Profile: Watauga County
Located in North Carolina, Watauga County provides a school-within-a-school
design for its middle level education programs. Curriculum is organized into
two different blocks each day: a 250 minute academic block and a 100 minute
academic block. The latter is intended as a supplement to enhance the
Schools within Schools. ERIC Digest
This 2002 digest provides a concise overview of schools within schools, covering the model's advantages, drawbacks, varieties, and sources of funding. As with other ERIC digests, a list of additional resources covering the issue is provided at the end.
The School-within-a-School Model. ERIC Digest
This 1999 digest also presents a summary of the school-within-a-school movement, focusing on outcomes associated with the model. Again, an extensive list of references is provided for further information on the issues.