Blue Valley CAPS

Blue Valley CAPS fully immerses students 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.

About

Blue Valley Schools’ Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) 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. 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.  CAPS provides students the opportunity to deeply explore professional areas of interest through a profession-based, inquiry learning method. CAPS is driven by the changing workforce needs of industry, therefore instructors and CAPS business partners collaborate to develop coursework. CAPS curriculum is dynamic, constantly evolving to follow industry trends and market changes using a copyrighted rapid prototyping curriculum development process.

Blue Valley CAPS only serves students who reside inside the boundaries of Blue Valley Schools. However, any district or school can join CAPS Network and utilize the model and framework in their own areas.


Services

Engage

  • Guest Instruction
  • Performance Feedback
  • Project Work
  • Simulation

Explore

  • Career Fair or Presentation
  • Informational Interview
  • Job Shadow
  • Mentoring
  • Workplace Tour or Video

Immerse

  • Dual Credit Offering
  • Entrepreneurial Experience
  • Industry-Recognized Credentials
  • Internship
  • Teacher Externship
Primary ContactChad Ralston
Address7501 W. 149th Terrace
Overland Park, KS 66223
Phone(913) 239-5900