The Curriculum & Assessment Lab classes came to Hawthorne in the fall of the 2005-06 school year. These classes are unique settings for the research and development of interactive teaching practices. C & A's focus is on a highly integrated curriculum and the SLCSD Performance Results. Students participate in an interactive and cooperative learning community. They find purpose and meaning in their education as they make learning choices and set their own learning goals. C & A's multi-level class configurations are: 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, and 5th/6th.