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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STEM + Aviation
modeled after cutting-edge engineering schools, inspired by Project Lead the Way and endorsed by business partners and post-secondary institutions.
Medicine & Healthcare
explore a variety of healthcare career fields through coursework, shadowing opportunities and projects.
Agri-Business / Food Systems
explore food and food delivery systems along the “field to fork” continuum from local, national, and global perspectives.
Global Business & Entrepreneurship
be immersed in professional environments where technology is utilized to design products and solve business problems.
be prepared to become a transformational teacher by learning what works in the classroom, interacting with students and creating tools for student success.