California Advancing Pathways for Students

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Mission & Vision Statement


California Advancing Pathways for Students (CalAPS) is dedicated to developing and providing quality career technical education for students to ensure they become successful, contributing college and career ready members within the global community.




CalAPS commits to ensuring courses are aligned to the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, Standards for Career Ready Practice, 21st Century Skills or Competencies, Knowledge and Performance Anchor Standards and Pathway Standards.  

CalAPS commits to providing students classroom instructors with up to date industry expertise and meaningful career explorations and work experience.  

CalAPS commits to partnering with local business, civic, and higher education institutions to deliver a Career Technical Education program which provides students experience for postsecondary education and/or employment.

CalAPS commits to developing students’ technical, personal, professional, and career planning skills.

CalAPS commits to providing learning opportunities based on labor trends, the local labor market, student interests and when appropriate, aligned to districts’ CTE pathway sequences.