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CAPS put grads on top, alumni say

From Startland News: Education innovation is a growing industry in Kansas City. Leaders say it has grown tremendously within the past two years and will eventually impact the region’s talent pipeline.

One of the metro’s trailblazing programs is Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies, CAPS. The program began in the Blue Valley School District in 2009 as a district-wide high school program that offers college credit to juniors and seniors, accelerating students’ knowledge on various careers by using industry-standard tools and mentorship from employers.

Kansas City is now home to Northland CAPS, Southland CAPS and Center CAPS, serving about 4,000 students per year in Kansas and Missouri. Read more.