all about St. Charles County CAPS

Below are five key guiding principles that unite, define, and guide the caps experience:

Profession-based Learning

Instructors develop real-world, project-based learning strategies through collaborations with business and community partners. These interactions enhance the learning experience, preparing students for college and career.


CAPS supports high-skill, high-demand careers through ongoing innovation in curriculum development, programs and services based on local business and community needs.

Self-Discovery and Exploration

Students realize their strengths and passions by exploring and experiencing potential professions. This allows them to make informed decisions about their future, while learning to exhibit leadership.

Professional Skills Development

Unique experiences allow students to cultivate transformative professional skills such as understanding expectations, time management and other essential business values. These skills are critical to providing students a competitive advantage in their post-secondary education and professional careers.

Entrepreneurial Mindset

Instructors create an environment where creative thinking and problem solving is encouraged. An innovative culture is key to fostering entrepreneurial learning and design thinking.

our mission and vision

Empower students to discover their mission.

To immerse St. Charles County high school students in professional environments through engaging curriculum that is driven by passionate industry leaders and delivered by visionary instructors, providing students with invaluable experiences and insights to guide their future studies and careers. CAPS graduates will have highly developed professional skills and a competitive advantage in post-secondary endeavors.