a model of successThe Washington Center 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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Designed to allow students true teaching experiences and opportunities for learning at various levels, while partnering with local schools to complete observation hours and assignments related to the course work.
Introduces students to the knowledge, attributes and skills entrepreneurs need to create and launch their own business concepts.
From culinary techniques to management skills, Washington High School's industry-driven curriculum provides authentic opportunities and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime.
Small Business Management
Designed to strengthen entrepreneurial and management skills through development of a small business plan.