GO CAPS Program for high school juniors & seniors

Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (GO CAPS) is a unique, yearlong learning experience that allows high school juniors and seniors to test drive future career options. Students develop real world professional skills as they are embedded in partner businesses.

GO CAPS is a consortium of 20 area school districts: Bolivar, Branson, Fair Grove, Hollister (associate), Lake Region (Lebanon, Camdenton and Conway - affiliate), Logan-Rogersville, Marshfield, Monett and Pierce City (affiliate), Nixa, Ozark, Reeds Spring, Republic, Spokane, Springfield, Strafford, West Plains (affiliate) and Willard. The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce manages the GO CAPS program and Springfield Public Schools serves as the fiscal agent.

GO CAPS gives students the chance to explore their interests in four areas: Engineering and Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship, Medicine and Health Care and IT and Software Solutions. Students attend a morning session (8-10:30 a.m.) or an afternoon session (Noon-2:30 p.m.) every day throughout the school year. These sessions also allow for dual credit opportunities through Missouri State University and Ozarks Technical Community College.

Upcoming Open Houses (all begin at 6:30 p.m.)

Medicine & Health Care

January 29
Fountain Room
Cox North Hospital
1423 N. Jefferson
February 5
(Branson/Hollister/Reeds Spring students)
Taney County Ambulance
District Office

106 Industrial Park, Hollister

Engineering & Manufacturing

February 1
3055 E. Division

Business & Entrepreneurship

February 1
The eFactory
405 N. Jefferson

IT & Software Solutions

February 1
The eFactory
405 N. Jefferson


Note: Students looking to apply for the GO CAPS Lake Region affiliate program, covering the Lebanon, Camdenton and Conway school districts, should click the "GO CAPS Lake Region Students" button below.

Requirements for Medicine & Health Care Students 

Newsletters from 2017-2018

Newsletter #1 - Sept. 19, 2017
Newsletter #2 - Oct. 5, 2017
Newsletter #3 - Oct. 26, 2017
Newsletter #4 - Nov. 10, 2017
Newsletter #5 - Nov. 21, 2017
Newsletter #6 - Dec. 12, 2017

News Coverage

GO CAPS Helps Students Determine a Career Path Before Graduating High School - KSMU
The Art of Engineering and Manufacturing With GO CAPS - KSMU
GO CAPS: Area Art Teachers Learn How Art and Manufacturing Intersect - KSMU
GO CAPS: Building Strong Engineers and Manufacturers at a Younger Age - KSMU
Businesses, Students, and Communities Benefit Through GO CAPS - KSMU
GO CAPS Motto: Test Drive Your Career - KSMU
How GO CAPS Guided an Aspiring Engineer, Is Enhancing the Industry - KSMU