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Mission & Vision

CAHPS Student helping in elementary classroom


In CAHPS our mission is to build a community of diverse learners who are encouraged to succeed through a variety of supportive academic and civic opportunities. CAHPS strives to graduate all students college ready, which means they have a transcript that can get them into a four-year university, and they have the skills to be successful once there. While we recognize that college may not be the next step for all students upon graduation, we believe that it is our job to be sure they are prepared for the rigor of college should they choose that path.

Public Service

CAHPS emphasis on public service and community-based learning shapes our students by broadening their experiences and building self-esteem while building their resumes. Helping others influences the way they think about the future and how they can positively impact their community. All of our students participate in public service projects that benefit our school district and the greater community. Service Projects are embedded in core classes:

  • Partnerships with local elementary schools as reading buddies
  • Freshman Gizmo Project–Children’s Science Museum
  • Sophomore Exploration of Health/Public Service Project
  • Junior Humanitarian Project
  • Senior Be the Change Project
  • Sparrow Club

Public Service focused classes offered:

  • Introduction to Law
  • Mock Trial
  • Introduction to Teaching Careers

Educational Vision

Actively engages students in the classroom and in the community

  • Integrated curriculum in humanities
  • Project-based learning
  • Student-led Socratic Seminars
  • Interactive, hands-on labs and group activities
  • Field trips
  • Senior internships
  • Junior career shadowing
  • Community service and service-learning
  • Sparrow Club

Ensures that all CAHPS students are known well by multiple adults within the school

  • Strong teacher-student connections
  • Looping 9th/10th and 11th/12th grade humanities and health teachers
  • Community service and service-learning projects

Preparing all students to be “future-ready”.

  • Training about college, careers, the trades, and ROTC/military
  • Weekly advisory meetings in English classes
  • Strong reading, writing, and math skills emphasized across the curriculum
  • Focus on effective communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking across the curriculum

Provides a challenging and supportive academic program

  • Honors English options in 9th and 10th grades
  • Advanced Placement English in 11th and 12th grades
  • Opportunity to access over 38 dual credit college classes
  • Academic support built into core classes