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College and Career Readiness Platform
CAPS is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect students, starting as early as Pre-K, to reach optimal academic achievement towards their college/post-secondary and career goals with total funding in hand. CAPS is a comprehensive college and career readiness program that empowers students and families to connect lifelong learning to their future contributions to society. It provides schools and community service agencies with the knowledge they need to help students prepare for life after high school. CAPS also supports students throughout their post-secondary career by continuing to mentor students on important financial aid deadlines, student loan consolidations and overall support of the student ‘s post-secondary experience. The CAPS program is also available in Spanish.
CAPS Mission Statement
By providing students and parents with an ongoing road map to make informed decisions regarding college or career choices, CAPS constructs a pre-K to 16 series of building blocks which encourages students to consider all possible career and college options.
The CAPS program’s real-time access via any mobile device allows parents, school counselors and mentors the ability to assess student progress as students receive real-time feedback.
CAPS levels the playing field for all students by providing access to one platform for complete and current information regarding college and career readiness.
Why Choose CAPS
The CAPS program is a Pre-K through 16th - grade college and career readiness platform for students entering any form of post-secondary education. The program will also track and support students during their post-secondary experience.
This program is a personal resource to the college and career process. Through a series of weekly video modules, worksheets and assessments CAPS provides all the essential steps to find, enroll, and receive financial aid and support for the post-secondary process. There are post-secondary options after high school, and it is our goal to assure that planning is as stress free as possible. This program provides all the information necessary for students to prepare for college and careers while having a fulfilling high school experience.
The School Counselor portal of CAPS is designed to optimize time by providing students with an online college and career readiness program of study. Students are mentored by CAPS Advisors or School Counselors on important post-secondary planning topics such as college admissions planning, financial aid, creating a post-secondary list, PSAT, SAT, ACT Aspire, and ACT testing, job preparation, financial literacy, character development, as well as the college application process to name a few. By having a working understanding of those topics, students are more focused and informed when meeting with School Counselors on their post-secondary decisions. CAPS has monitoring tools to track the progress of the students, send them individual or group alerts, and generate reports to see at-a-glance how students are advancing in the program. This program meets the requirements for the Academic and Career Student and Guidance Plans (Act 339). Plans (Act 339).
As a parent, teacher, coach, or supportive figure from the community to an elementary, middle or high school student, you will have an integral role in their success. The CAPS portal contains mentor specific resources for your side of the college and career readiness process. Complete with features to support all students’ accomplishments, you can help guide them to achieve their goals.
This program allows you to oversee counselor, parent, and student progress through CAPS' reporting tools for school administrators, which are also equipped with shareable data to monitor the program’s effectiveness for each student.
Program of Study by Topics
The CAPS program allows schools and agencies to select from over 1,500 Pre-K through 16 college and career readiness presentations.
Dimensions of CAPS College and Career Readiness
Preparing students across the country for post-secondary and career success is a multi-dimensional process for all stakeholders, which includes students, parents, mentors and school counselors. Students begin the process of being college and career ready by learning about themselves and exploring careers at a very early age in order to be successful. The student constructs strategies and develops the expertise and comprehension to accomplish their goals. Institutions at the elementary, middle and high school levels also need the tools to support students and parents each step of the way. CAPS brings the dimensions of college and career readiness into one comprehensive platform.
What does the CAPS program offer?
The CAPS post-secondary, college and career readiness platform offers a variety of solutions that enable students and families to collaborate more effectively with all stakeholders and provides school administrators with optimal student potential and learning results. CAPS also offers its customers the opportunity to build a customized Learning Management System (LMS) for its in-house population in which the school district or organization is in charge of creating a program that will serve its clients.