At CalAPS, our mission is clear: We are commited to developing and delivering high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE) courses that empoower students to thrive as successful, contributing, college and career-ready members of the global community. 

    Our vision drives us forward, as we pledge to align our courses with California's Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, Career-Ready Practice Standards, 21st Century skills, knowledge, performance anchor standards, and pathway standards. We're dedicated to providing students with more than just classroom instruction—we offer up-to-date industry expertise, meaningful career explorations, and valuable work experience.

    But we don't stop there. We're not just educators; we're partners. CalAPS collaborates with local businesses, civic organizations, and higher education institutions to create CTE programs that equip students with the experience they need for postsecondary education and meaningful careers.

    We believe in holistic development. That's why we're committed to nurturing students' technical skills, personal growth, professional development, and career planning abilities. Our learning opportunities are not only grounded in labor market trends but also tailored to local labor markets, student interests, and, aligned with district CTE pathway sequences.

    We invite you to explore our website to learn more about how CalAPS is shaping the future of education and equipping students with the tools they need to succeed in an ever-evolving world. Thank you for visiting us, and we look forward to being a part of your educational journey. Together, we're advancing pathways to a brighter future.

    Welcome to CalAPS—where education meets opportunity!

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    Career pathways give high school students the chance to begin working on their careers while they're still in school. If a student chooses a career pathway, their classes will cover the usual subjects needed for college and also include specific job-related courses. This helps them learn and make connections in their chosen field in a supportive, positive environment. There are many options available, such as animation and welding. If you're interested, you can ask a school counselor to find out which pathways are offered.


    Extracurricular programs like SkillsUSA let students learn practical skills beyond regular classwork. These programs work together with professional and nonprofit groups to offer students opportunities like internships, field learning experiences, and competitions. This can mean real-world job experience for our students.






    CalAPS  receives Golden Bell Award from California School Boards Association

    celebrating outstanding education programs and governance practices


    SACRAMENTO, Calif., (December 7, 2023) California Advancing Pathways for Students (CalAPS) was selected as one of 60 recipients of California’s leading educational honor, the Golden Bell Award. The Golden Bell Awards, celebrating their 44th year, are presented by the California School Boards Association to promote excellence in public education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices. The awards reflect the depth and breadth of education programs and governance decisions supporting these programs that are necessary to address students’ changing needs.

    CalAPS received its award at a well-attended reception and ceremony on Nov. 30, 2023, at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. The awards ceremony was part of CSBA’s Annual Education Conference and Trade Show held from Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in San Francisco. The conference is the premier continuing education event for California school board members and the largest education leadership conference in the state.


    California Advancing Pathways for Students (CalAPS) ROC/P is dedicated to building bridges to industry by providing quality career technical education for students to ensure they become successful, college- and career-ready members within the global community. The program’s vision is to ensure courses are standards aligned, taught by industry experts, provide meaningful career exploration, supported by business and higher education, and aligned to the local labor market. New innovative programs are the BioAnimaker Lab, Switch Electric Vehicle instruction and ESports Gaming Lab.


    A judging panel composed of experts from school districts and county offices of education across the state reviewed written entries and made initial recommendations. On-site validators then reviewed the recommendations and assessed the programs in action. This year’s Golden Bell winners demonstrated that they are addressing student needs through areas such as equity and access, school climate and safety, technology, and wellness.


    “As we wrestle with the aftermath of the pandemic and address longstanding issues related to student success, it’s important to highlight school districts and county offices of education that are demonstrate promising practices for closing opportunity and achievement gaps and supporting student wellness,” said CSBA CEO & Executive Director Vernon M. Billy. “This year’s Golden Bell winners have developed remarkable programs that can serve as an example for schools across the state as they work to accelerate learning recovery and foster healthy school environments for all California students.


    To learn more about the Golden Bell Awards and all the winners, visit http://awards.csba.org/golden-bell/




    CSBA is a nonprofit education association representing the elected officials who govern public school districts and county offices of education. With a membership of nearly 1,000 educational agencies statewide, CSBA brings together school governing boards and district and county office administrators to advocate for effective policies that advance the education and well-being of the state’s more than 6 million school-age children. Learn more at www.csba.org.


    CalAPS Press Release



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  • International Community Service Project

    Fall 2019 CalAPS students participated in an international community service project.  SkillsUSA Leadership students promoted the community service project in CalAPS classes and students built items to donate for a kindergarten classroom in Matapalo, Costa Rica. The items were delivered to Costa Rica the first week of December. 



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