Shakopee CAPS Program
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.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 two programs:
- Business Administration and Management, partnered with RiverSouth (Canterbury Park, Mystic Lake, Renaissance Festival, and Valleyfair)
- Healthcare and Medicine, partnered with St. Francis Regional Medical Center
Each program consists of students attending class for the first 3 periods of the school day off-site at our partner locations and then students have the option to apply and interview for an internship that will be located in or near Shakopee.