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 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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Ignite! BJC HealthCare Academy
Explore a variety of healthcare career fields at BJC hospitals through coursework, shadowing opportunities, and hospital projects while engaging with mentors and gaining certifications.
Startup / Business Solutions
Follow a passionate and personal pursuit from imagination to innovation. You can tap into your strengths, challenge the status quo and discover new ways of doing things, then step back and see what you can really do.