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GO CAPS







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2017-2018 Online application at www.gocapsmonett.com
 
We are looking for students who are:
  • Self-driven and motivated
  • Team players and can work in a project-driven atmosphere
  • Ready for real business environments
  • Willing to develop professional skills and learn from business leaders in our community

Welcome to GO CAPS, an innovative educational experience giving students an opportunity to "test drive" their future career. By merging industry and business with education, students attend class within embedded classrooms at off-site business partner locations. GO CAPS believes relevant experiences lead to engaged learning.

*** Test drive your future career.
*** Learn where your passions lie, and where they don't.
*** Learn from professionals in real-world business settings.
*** Gain invaluable professional skills to be successful, no matter what your career is.
*** Be an innovator. Be a self-starter. Be a team-player.
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Class Times are:
AM: 8:00 am - 10:35 am (Mods 1-6, return in time to begin Mod 7)
PM: 12:35 pm - 3:10 pm (Mods 12-17, leave school following Mod 11)


Engineering & Manufacturing Strand
On-Site Classroom: EFCO Corporation
Instructor: Mr. Marty Lewis

Medicine & Health Care Strand  ​NEW FOR 2016-2017
On-Site Classroom: Cox Monett Hospital
Instructor: Mrs. Meagan Strong


Teacher Education NEW FOR 2016-2017
On-Site Classroom: Monett R-1 Schools
Instructor: Mrs. Kim Newbold and Mrs. Peg Winfrey


Technology Solutions Strand
On-Site Classroom: Jack Henry and Associates
Instructor: Ms. Marlena Driscoll


 
Incoming juniors and seniors are eligible for the program and must complete the online application form and three essay questions to be considered for acceptance.

Follow us on Twitter: @GOCAPSmonett

IN THE NEWS:
GO CAPS program makes inroads with Monett Industry (The Monett Times) 
http://m.monett-times.com/story/2219017.html​
 
Monett students to gain insight into local jobs (The Monett Times) 
http://www.monett-times.com/story/2191766.html, GO CAPS Coordinator:
 
GO CAPS Update

​     GO CAPS students have been working diligently all year, embedded in business environments and working with professionals on real-world projects.  For me, right now is the most exciting time of the year.  Students have had both successes and struggles as they’ve been led through this process, but now that they’re seven months into the GO CAPS experience, the fruit of their labor is evident.
 
     Students are leading business meetings with ease.  They’re creating formal reports on business projects and showing strong collaboration and teamwork skills.  They’re taking initiative to reach out to leaders in the workplace to find solutions to problems or to make networking connections.  They are polished, professional, and confident.
 
     This growth is most evident as individual passion projects are being developed.  Up to this point in our program, work by student teams has been focused on business projects given to us by local companies.  Passion projects shift that focus and allow students to identify a problem that holds a personal interest in an area about which they are passionate.  These projects are 100% student-driven, student-led, and student-solved.
 
     Our end-of-year event, MISSION: Innovation, will feature the work our students have accomplished through their passion projects.  This event will also feature a business showcase, displaying our  business partner projects.  Mark your calendars now for April 25, April 27, and May 2, from 5-7 p.m., at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center.
 
     One student team has started a before-school tutoring program at Monett Elementary School.  Another team is reaching out to organizations that plan and provide foreign educational experiences for high school students in hopes of creating a resource for MHS students that promotes and encourages international travel and learning.  Two students have reached out to local foster parent organizations, seeking to find a way to provide support and resources to children who find themselves in the foster care system.  The “Caring for Kids” project is focused on meeting the needs of pediatric oncology patients by making blankets and creating care packages that will be personally delivered to the hospital.
 
     While some projects will benefit organizations within the community, other projects have business solutions in mind.  One individual is working with a local manufacturer to explore the science of sheet metal bending and will create a database of accurate sheet metal parameters.  Solving a problem in hospital waiting rooms has been the focus of one project, with a student researching charging stations that can be used by patients and families as they wait for loved ones.
 
     Our students are using their professional skills learned in GO CAPS to truly make an impact.  As you can see, innovation is taking place, and the impact these students are making will be felt by our community for a long time.

 
Slideshows
Announcements
Cub Pride Article (May 12, 2017) by Mrs. Rebecca Merriman, GO CAPS Coordinator
Monday, May 8, 2017
Cub Pride: GO CAPS
Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies
Rebecca Merriman, Program Coordinator


GO CAPS Monett is completing its second year, providing juniors and seniors an opportunity to work alongside professionals solving real-world projects in embedded, business classrooms. In just two years, we’ve grown from two to four strands (or classes) and from 15 to 38 students. Next year this growth continues as we invite students from surrounding school districts to be part of GO CAPS.

This year our students were given projects from 21 business and organizations in our community, helping them solve problems and develop solutions that are being used today. Industry professionals frequented their business classrooms, industry tours were taken throughout the region, and career paths were explored through this hands-on learning environment.

Each strand is led by experienced instructors who bring professionalism and a tremendous amount of passion to their team. We’ve been fortunate our students have been led by Mr. Marty Lewis (Engineering & Manufacturing), Mrs. Meagan Strong (Medicine & Health Care), Mrs. Kim Newbold & Mrs. Peg Winfrey (Teacher Education, and Ms. Marlena Driscoll (Technology Solutions).

The impact this program has on our students can be best shared by the students themselves:

“The most valuable thing I’ve learned from GO CAPS is not necessarily learning what I like to do but more of what I don’t like to do. Being able to test drive the technology aspects that you do and don’t like really comes in handy. Learning to create websites really opened my eyes into what I was good at, and what wasn’t for me. GO CAPS helped set my pathway, and joining it was one of the best decisions I made while in high school.” -Chelsea Dunn, Senior, Technology Solutions

“The most valuable thing that I will take away from GO CAPS is that I was undecided on my college major, and now after my experience in GO CAPS, I know that I want to be a teacher. Without the hands-on experience with the teachers and students, I don’t know that I would have realized this as my calling.” -Addison McColloch, Senior, Teacher Education

“The most valuable thing I've learned from GO CAPS is the importance of communication. Communication is a big part in GO CAPS, whether it is with other professionals or your teacher. GO CAPS has allowed me to experience real shadowing hours that I couldn't have experienced in a traditional classroom. Going into GO CAPS, I thought I wanted to go into dentistry. Shadowing in different occupations and multiple dentist offices has helped confirm that I, 100%, without a doubt, want to be a dentist.” -Michael Majors, Senior, Medicine & Health Care

“Through GO CAPS, I've been given opportunities to introduce myself to the community. This may sound odd, but, in reality, this is experience and knowledge I would have never received through normal school activities or classes. My team members and I have been working with multiple manufacturing companies within our community and have completed projects that help our local businesses. If you're looking to better yourself, help others, and get out of your comfort zone, then I would suggest joining GO CAPS.” -Isaac Blair, Senior, Engineering & Manufacturing

Each of our students has a story, and they are each walking away with new skills and insight to confidently prepare them for the next step in their future.
Discussion Topics
Files
 2016-2017 GO CAPS Monett Parent Student Handbook.pdf
The Parent Student Handbook explains the GO CAPS philosophy and approach to learning. It outlines student expectations in regards to attendance, dress code, project work and grading.
 2016-2017 Student Flyer.pdf
2016-2017 Course Offerings
 Student Strand Information Sheet.pdf
2015-2016 Course Offerings
Contacts
+ Merriman, Rebecca
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