a model of successCenter for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) programs are nationally recognized, innovative high school programs. Students fast forward into their future and are fully immersed in a professional culture, solving real world problems, using industry standard tools and are mentored by actual employers, all while receiving high school and college credit. CAPS is an example of how business, community and public education can partner to produce personalized learning experiences that educate the workforce of tomorrow, especially in high skill, high demand jobs.
Refining EducationCAPS focuses on active learning. Students are exposed to a unique blend of problem-based, project-based and design-based learning while practicing professional skills taught throughout the program. The program strives to remain on the cutting-edge of evolving workforce needs, working closely with business and post-secondary partners to develop course work that reflects emerging trends.
In the BeginningThe CAPS movement began in Blue Valley in 2009 and the model is now being utilized by school districts throughout the country.
Community InvestmentCAPS programs establish and nurture relationships with business partners that are mutually beneficial, sustainable, coordinated and multi-faceted. Our partners help shape curriculum, provide projects, support professional development, invest in equipment and supplies and provide job shadow opportunities, speakers, mentors and internships.
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bioscience, agriculture and natural resources
experience the intersection of biology and technology through hands-on activities and projects.
follow a passionate pursuit from imagination to innovation.
architecture and construction
Immerse yourself in professional environments where technology is utilized to design and build in the real world.
engineering and information technology
working with business partners to solve real world engineering and design problems.
education, training and human services
get an early taste of a career in education and counseling.
explore a variety of healthcare career fields through coursework, shadowing opportunities, projects and internships.
government, law, public safety, corrections and security
Imagine. Design. Build.
technology, arts and communication
explore food and food delivery systems along the “field to fork” continuum from local, national, and global perspectives.
business management and administration
examine innovation as a business activity and develop project management skills as you work with clients to solve real-world problems.
transportation, distribution and logistics
discern your interest in the healthcare profession and discover the path that's right for you.