WHAT IS PCCAPS?
PCCAPS is an elective for 11th & 12th graders in which students develop "Success Skills" (a.k.a. 21st Century Skills) through working on real-world projects for companies and organizations. Project types fall within the industry fields of engineering, coding, business solutions, health sciences, digital design and primary education. Student's work with "clients" out of Park City High School, and have the option of onsite visits with clients. Student experience is guided by the principles of Project Based Learning (PBL): a teaching method in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects.
In combination with fundamental knowledge (reading, writing, science and math), Project Based Learning models like PCCAPS facilitate growth in: collaboration, problem solving, self management, effective communication, perseverance and good work habits.
PCCAPS provides a supportive environment where students self-discover how real-world teams function to produce solutions and deliverables. Volunteer mentors from a wide range of professions serve to support program goals by offering project feedback throughout the semester.
Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) programs are nationally recognized, innovative high school programs. 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.
Meet the PCCAPS Team