a model of successPark City Center for Advanced Professional Studies (PCCAPS) is part of the nationally recognized CAPS programs. The Center for Advanced Professional Studies are innovative high school programs connecting students to businesses and mentors. 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. PCCAPS 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. Park City CAPS was launched in 2013.
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 graphic design and technology through hands-on activities and projects.
immerse yourself in professional environments where technology is utilized to design products and solve business marketing problems.
modeled after cutting-edge engineering schools and endorsed by business partners and mentors.
explore a variety of software programming through coursework, shadowing opportunities, projects and internships.
be prepared to become a transformational teacher by learning what works in the classroom, interacting with students and creating tools for student success.