The Minnesota Center for Advanced Professional Studies (MNCAPS) program is a partnership between Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools and Lakeville Area Public Schools.

MNCAPS is a nationally recognized, innovative high school program. Students fast-forward into their future and are fully immersed in a professional culture, solving real-world problems, using industry standard tools and are mentored by actual employers, all while receiving high school and college credit. MNCAPS is an example of how business, community and public education can partner to produce personalized learning experiences and educate the workforce of tomorrow, especially in high skill, high-demand jobs.

MNCAPS provides students with real-world immersion learning in professional settings. MNCAPS employs case studies and project-based learning to give students exposure to growing industries and potential career options.

Students receive hands-on learning experiences in the business and health care fields. They also have opportunities to learn from guest instructors and will be matched with mentors.

The program builds upon Prior Lake High School’s existing Fab Lab and E-STEM programming, and the Lakeville Area Public Schools programs, including LinK12 online high school, the Lakeville North High School business academy and Lakeville South High School’s STEM academy.

MNCAPS is open to all juniors and seniors in the Prior Lake-Savage and Lakeville Area Public school districts. MNCAPS may be a great option for students who intend to head straight into the workforce, attend community/technical college or pursue a four-year college degree. Students may enroll in February for the 2018-19 school year.


OUR MISSION: The Minnesota Center for Advanced Professional Studies is a partnership of education, industry and community, immersing all students in profession-based learning experiences.

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