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Shakopee Schools joins CAPS network and offers new programming

CAPS Shakopee Public Schools is pleased to announce its network membership in the Blue Valley's Center for Advanced Professional Studies (located in Kansas)."We are excited to be able to start a CAPS program at Shakopee High School this fall," said Dr. Rod Thompson, Shakopee Superintendent. "We believe in what the CAPS Program can do for our students - providing an authentic, real-world experience that will benefit them for a life-time."
 
Shakopee will be partnering with two area businesses to rollout the program in the fall 2015, St. Francis Regional Medical Center and Shutterfly.  "We are so fortunate to have two great partners to pilot this program," said Thompson. "In their willingness to participate in this pilot and provide classrooms to our students, they have shown their dedication to our community, our students and our public schools."
 
Students in the Healthcare and Medicine CAPS Program at St. Francis Regional Medical Center will be fully immersed in the healthcare field with unprecedented access to real-world experiences. "Learning opportunities like this give our students tools to become educated and able citizens who will be ready to give back to their communities," said Mike McMahan, president of St. Francis Regional Medical Center. "It's also a great opportunity for St. Francis leadership to engage with and better understand the people and communities with which we work." Students in the Digital Design CAPS Program will explore areas of graphic design, web design and digital photography on the campus of Shutterfly's Shakopee location. They will also learn about design methods, theory, and creative problem solving that's used in the design industry today.
 
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 will earn dual credit with Shakopee High School and Normandale Community College.