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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Experience the intersection of biology and technology through hands-on activities and projects.
Work in real production kitchens creating recipes and learning industry skills.
Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing
Designing and building solutions for real-world problems using advanced technical skills.
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 and Law
Using real-world experiences with law enforcement officers and lawyers to gain experience in the criminal justice arena.
immerse yourself in professional environments where technology is utilized to design in the real world.
examine innovation as a business activity and develop project management skills as you work with clients to solve real-world problems.
hands on experiences with automotive professionals in a variety of fields.