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Participating School Districts in GO CAPS Growing

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

A thirteenth school has joined the Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies, or GO CAPS.

High school juniors and seniors in the Spokane School District can now take part in the career exploration program.

The program will start its second year in August. GO CAPS combines hands-on career experiences and classroom learning by partnering students and employers on real-life projects. It allows students to choose from four strands: Entrepreneurship and Business, Engineering and Manufacturing, Medicine and Health Care and Technical Solutions.

For 2.5 hours each school day, students meet at businesses in Springfield, working on real projects and interacting with mentors and instructors. Students receive both high school and optional dual college credit.

The GO CAPS program is managed by The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Students interested in enrolling for the 2016-17 school year should contact high school counselor DeAnnShort, 417-443-3502 or For more information, contact Dr. Jared Terry, director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, Spokane R-VII School District, 417-443-3502 or