What is the Academy of Creative Technologies?

This site is a public exhibition of the aesthetic revolutionaries from the Academy of Creative Technologies. We are a California Partnership Academy based out of Canyon Springs High School in the Moreno Valley Unified School District in Moreno Valley, California.

We follow the academy model which is a three-year program, grades 10-12, structured as a school-within-a-school. Academies incorporate integrated academic and career technical education, business partnerships, mentoring, and internships. Our career focus is in the Digital Arts (Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Web Design, and Film and Video).

The California Partnership Academies 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, with a career focus, a committed team of teachers, and active business and post-secondary partnerships. Extensive evaluations on the academies indicate a positive impact on school performance.


Who can join?
We recruit freshman in high school from the Moreno Valley Unified School District, primarily from Canyon Springs High School, but intra-district transfers are possible.

How do I join?
Fill out an application online (ACT Student Application) or in the guidance center at Canyon Springs High School.

Application Form
Download this ACT Student Application, fill it out and return it to either Mr. Don Miller in room 307 or Mr. Ben Necochea in room 301.  You can also download a brochure actbrochure4parents.pdf



Evidence from California Partnership Academies: One Model of Pathway Programs May 2008
This 4–page document describes three key pieces of evidence supporting adoption of the multiple pathways approach. Those attending California Partnership Academies had better California High School Exit Exam pass rates, completed more rigorous courses, and had better high school graduation rates. Operating in more than 300 high schools, California Partnership Academies are one model of multiple pathway programs. Derived from: A Profile of the California Partnership Academies 2004–05.

Download: Evidence_CPA_Summary.pdf (Original document posted on http://www.connectedcalifornia.org/about/publications.php) PDF (224 KB)

A Profile of California Partnership Academies 2004–2005 March 2007
California Partnership Academies are in the forefront of initiatives aimed at preparing high school students for both college and career, not just one or the other. In this report from ConnectEd and the Career Academy Support Network, the evidence suggests that the partnership academies are succeeding on several important fronts. Students in Partnership Academies were more likely to pass the high school exit exam as sophomores, complete courses required for entrance to California's public universities, and graduate from high school on time.

Download: CA_Partnerships.pdf - PDF (1.55 MB)


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