Center for Advanced Professional Studies

What is CAPS?

Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) is a real-world business immersion program for high school juniors and seniors to provide invaluable hands-on experience and insights to guide their future studies and careers.

In partnership with local businesses and communities, CAPS seeks to provide students 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, solving real-world problems, using industry tools and are mentored by real employers.

In January 2018, FHSD launched the FHSD CAPS program with a Technology Solutions stand. For the 2018-19 school year, FHSD will partner with four other districts in St. Charles County to launch the St. Charles County CAPS program. Three strands will be offered: Global Business / Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Academy, and Technology Solutions (IT and Digital Media and Design). The following district are part of the St. Charles County CAPS: Orchard Farm, Fort Zumwalt, Francis Howell, St. Charles, and Wentzville.

Watch the video below to learn more about CAPS.


Student Benefits

Career exploration
Solve real-world problems
Work with mentors
Use industry tools
Job shadowing
Earn high school credits (1.5 elective credits)

Class Times:
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 - 2:30 PM

Global Business / Entrepreneurship Class Location:
OPO (downtown St. Charles)
Healthcare Academy Class Location:

Local area hospitals and / or healthcare facilities
Technology Solutions Class Location:
Charter Communications
Riverport Tower - 8th Floor
13736 Riverport Drive
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

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

Enrollment Requirements

1. Be a junior or senior for the 2018-19 school year.
2. Be capable of providing transportation to SCC CAPS satellite sites.
3. Complete the online application by Friday, Feb. 9, at 4:00 PM.

Business Partners

Inventor Forge logo
 Spectrum logo  MasterCard logo
Progress West Hospital
SSM Health   OPO Startups
St. Charles Community College logo
MarketVolt logo 

Business partners are any company or organization that provides mentors, speakers, real-world projects, guest instructors, curriculum input and/or is an investor to the program.

Interested in becoming a business partner? Find out how you can collaborate with the CAPS Program by viewing this informational CAPS brochure.


Please contact John Omoresemi with further questions and information.

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