Q: What is Nebraska CAPS?

A: South Central Unified’s Nebraska Center for Advanced Professional Studies (NCAPS) is a nationally recognized, innovative high school program. 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. NCAPS 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.

Q: Is NCAPS a trade school or vocational program?
A: No. NCAPS provides students the opportunity to deeply explore professional areas of interest through a profession-based, inquiry learning method. NCAPS is driven by the changing workforce needs of industry, therefore instructors and NCAPS business partners collaborate to develop coursework. NCAPS curriculum is dynamic, constantly evolving to follow industry trends and market changes using a copyrighted rapid prototyping curriculum development process.

Q: How do colleges/universities view NCAPS students?
A: While each institution has different admission standards, showing the ability to complete real-world interdisciplinary projects is proving to differentiate NCAPS students on college, university, and scholarship applications.

Q: What type of credit can be received from a NCAPS course?
A: NCAPS courses offer high school credit, elective and core credit. College credit is also available.

Q: What is the schedule in the NCAPS program?
A: Description of our block scheduling model???

Q: What are the requirements to enroll?
A: Students interested in the NCAPS program need to:

  • desire to work in a profession-based, real-world environment with other high school students
  • be willing to comply with business ethics (e.g. attendance) and dress codes determined by the type of NCAPS study they are involved in
  • be willing to spend 2-3 days per week away from their home high school
  • transportation???

Q: Business partnership method?
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Q: Capstone project?
A: answer

Q: May I receive college credit for CAPS courses?

A: Yes, all CAPS courses are eligible for some form of college credit