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Center For Advanced Professional Studies

220 Locust Street

Washington, MO 63090

636-231-2000

Center For Advanced Professional Studies

CAPS Overview

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.

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9/28/17

Students in the CAPS Business classes pitched business ideas for the community to members of Downtown Washington, Inc. in the Confluence Room at the Four Rivers Career Center on Monday, Sept. 25.

The topic was ways to increase foot traffic in Downtown Washington.

The students broke into groups and gave their business presentations, which were approximately two weeks in the making.

The business ideas by the students ranged from a corn cob pipe monument, a clothes retail shop targeting for teenagers, an art district, a beautification project, a walking and bicycle trail, a bicycle share, murals, a scavenger hunt and downtown tracks of walking and bicycle paths.

Following the presentations, members of Downtown Washington, Inc. met with each group of students, providing their feedback.

The Business course, instructed by Cathy Jinkerson, helps students learn foundational skills in the area of business when starting a company. Students will engage with real professionals in the field throughout the process.

Photos of the presentations are below.























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4/17/17

Students in the CAPS Teaching Careers program at the Four Rivers Career Center hosted "Ed Night" on Wednesday, April 12, at the new Confluence room FRCC.

The open house event showcased the students’ projects, accomplishments and achievements throughout the school year. On display presentations from the students’ state conference, along with projects, achievements and the new Confluence room at FRCC.

The FRCC Teaching Careers program continue to grow. It’s a senior-only program for students looking to explore education as a profession.

The new state-of-the-art Confluence room at FRCC also was showcased during the event. The room will be used for a number of events not only at FRCC, but also the entire school district.

The Teaching Careers Students also presented a check for $200 to the United Way, which came from their various fundraisers throughout the school year.

Photos from the Teaching Careers “Ed Night” at the new Confluence room, along with the United Way check presentation, are below.


United Way Check Presentation

The CAPS Teaching Careers Students presented a check for $200 to the United Way, which came from their various fundraisers throughout the school year. Pictures are students Jordan Donaldson, left, and Madison Box, right, and United Way representative Aimee Harty.


Teaching Careers Students Earn Awards

CAPS Teaching Careers students at Four Rivers Career Center competed at the Educators Rising State Conference at the University of Missouri on Wednesday, April 5. The Career Center’s students won first place in each of the five events in which they competed, and placed first overall. Front row, from left, are Abby Jones, Kaitlyn Knickmeyer and Mary Hinnah. Back row, from left, are Emma Boehmer, Kirsten Bishop, Madison Box, Kyra Hardesty and Meghan Mauldin.















 

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4/6/17

Nine students in the Teaching Careers program at Four Rivers Career Center competed at the Educators Rising State Conference at the University of Missouri on Wednesday, April 5.

The Career Center’s students won first place in each of the five events in which they competed, and placed first overall.  

Results are as follows:

Inside our Schools Video: First place -  Emma Boehmer, Kaitlyn Knickmeyer, Kyra Hardesty and Mary Hinnah

Creative Lecture: First place Mary Hinnah and third-place Kirsten Bishop.

Educators Rising Moment: First place -  Logan Nadeua.

Children's Literature Pre-K: First place Kaitlyn Knickmeyer and second place Abby Jones.

Children's Literature K-3: First place Meghan Mauldin and third place Madison Box.

Jenny Meers is the Teaching Careers instructor.

"I can't begin to express how proud these students made me. They had great sportsmanship and professionalism. Most importantly, to me, every student who told me they wanted to compete in January worked hard and competed," Meers said. "Their willingness to follow through on their goals was inspiring, and I look forward to see what they do in classrooms of their own."


Teaching Careers Students Win Awards

Front row, from left, are Kyra Hardesty, Abby Jones, Kaitlyn Knickmeyer and Mary Hinnah.

Back row, from left, are College and Career Specialist Andrea Wieland, Emma Boehmer, Madison Box, Kirsten Bishop, Meghan Mauldin, Jordan Donaldson, Teaching Careers instructor Jenny Meers and Logan Nadeau.

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The CAPS Web site still is under development. Information will be added as it becomes available and the program grows.