Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS)

What is CAPS?

Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) is a business immersion program for high school juniors and seniors that provides authentic and invaluable hands-on experiences for students, and offer insights to guide their future studies and careers.

In partnership with local businesses and community professionals, CAPS seeks to educate students on post-secondary options aligned to their passions and strengths. In the CAPS program, students fast forward into their future and are immersed in a professional culture, where they solve real-world problems using industry recognized tools and technology while being mentored by an industry professional in their field of interest.

Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, St. Charles County CAPS will provide these experiences to all five districts in St. Charles County, including Francis Howell. Students will be able to choose from three strands: Global Business/Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Academy, and Technology Solutions (IT and Digital Media and Design). This consortium model enables us to not only offer a wider variety of programs for our students, but enhances students' professional growth by developing professional relationships with peers from other districts. 

The CAPS programs hold their class sessions at a local business partner's facility and students are responsible for their own transportation. The class times are as follows:

 AM Session: 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
• PM Session: Noon - 2:30 PM


Class Locations

Global Business / Entrepreneurship:
Strauder Technologies 
114 Mexico Court
St. Peters, Mo 63376
(Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)

Economic Development Center of St. Charles County
5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
St. Peters, MO 63376
(Wed only)

Healthcare Academy:
Vatterott College
3550 West Clay Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
(Classroom location)

Partner Hospitals:
• BJC Progress West Hospital
• BJC St. Peters Hospital
• SMS Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis
• SMS Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles

Technology Solutions:
Charter Spectrum at Riverport Tower
13736 Riverport Drive
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Four students gather around a laptop while working on a CAPS project.  


Enrollment Requirements:
• Be a junior or senior for the 2019-20 school year,
• Be able to provide transportation to and from the SCC CAPS satellite sites,
• Complete the online application. Applications will open in December 2018 for the 2019-20 school year.


For more information or to complete a CAPS application, speak with your counselor and visit the St. Charles County CAPS website.


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