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School-Within-A-School

School-Within-A-School was started over 25 years ago when the seventh and eighth grade students were housed at Foothill Intermediate School under the leadership of Principal Andrew Schmidt.

La Caņada 7/8 School The primary purpose of the School-Within-A-School configuration is to provide a group of students with a set of core teachers in Math, English, Social Science, and Science in both the 7th grade and 8th grade.

This core set of teachers for each small school has a common conference period during which they meet to discuss student progress and achievement. They also have the opportunity to meet with students and their parents during this time period to discuss the individual student's progress.

There are currently four small schools - the seventh grade small schools are called School One and School Two and the eighth grade small schools are called School Three and School Four. This configuration can change depending on the enrollment.



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