California Partnership Academy Regionals


As a Lighthouse program, AOAT is a host for the annual fall regional meeting for teams from CPAs in our area. This year’s event was attended by 15 educators and our Sacramento leaders, Jerry Winthrop and Colby Franklin. AOAT was also represented by an Advisory Board member and a parent.

This year’s AOAT Student Ambassadors welcomed and escorted the visitors to the buffet breakfast and presentation. This is a great opportunity for the juniors and seniors to practice their professional conversational skills and promote our program. Thanks, team!


And We Have a Winner!

“The competition was nerve-wracking, but all the prepping and presenting, the commitment, time and effort I put in was exhilarating. I definitely encourage AOAT students to show off their skills in future competitions.” – Laurenn

skills.laurenThis past weekend our AOAT team participated in the Regional Competition for SKILLS USA – and placed! Laurenn took home the Bronze for “Pin Design”, a digital challenge requiring students to create – from start to finish – a graphic for a membership badge. This was our first time competing, so it was very exciting for the whole team. Laurenn will now move on to State competitions in San Diego.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel through educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) across the nation.

We have three CTE credentialed teachers in AOAT – and will be expanding our team’s participation in SKILLS competitions. We think this auspicious first experience will inspire more students to get involved, and to build their leadership abilities by competing with teams from around the region, state, and nation.