Shakopee CAPS Program
Shakopee CAPS will be running in 2020-21 under the Shakopee Schools-IHD Model.The Shakopee CAPS Program began in the fall of 2015 with the mission to help students gain professional skills and explore their possible career interests, all while be immersed in the world of work. The CAPS Program is an elective program for juniors and seniors that immerses students into authentic career experiences with the help of local business partners. Students earn dual credit with Shakopee High School and Normandale Community College or Hennepin Technical College.Shakopee CAPS requires students to be active, independent learners and fosters empowerment, self-discovery, collaboration and critical thinking skills. Student will engage in a variety of opportunities including real problem and project-based learning, tours, and job shadowing experiences. Through guided mentoring, students will be immersed in the professional environment through an internship experience that encompasses their personal interests.Currently, Shakopee CAPS has four programs:
- Business Administration and Management - Hosted by Valleyfair and Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
- Creative Media - Hosted by Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Marketing
- Engineering and Manufacturing - Hosted by Bayer
- Healthcare and Medicine - Hosted by St. Francis Regional Medical Center
Each program consists of students attending class for the first 2 blocks of the school day off-site at our partner locations and then students will apply and interview for an internship that will be located in or near Shakopee.