by Mabel Zhuang
"The Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) is a high school program in Kansas dedicated to teaching and fostering entrepreneurship. Run like an incubator accelerator, the program allows students to take an idea from inception to building a prototype. Some students even pitch their product to investors to obtain seed funding for further development. In addition, professionals in various fields mentor students as they go through the process of building their very own company from the ground up. Unlike a traditional high school, CAPS' focus is not only on preparing these students for a four-year university but also on preparing them to work in the 21st century global economy."