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Welcome to the California Advancing Pathways for Students (CalAPS) website!

California Advancing Pathways for Students (CalAPS) is dedicated to developing and providing quality Career Technical Education (CTE) for students to ensure they become successful, contributing college and career ready members within the global community. CalAPS is a CTE/ROP program for high school students. We serve the students of Bellflower, Lynwood and Paramount Unified School Districts in the southeastern area of Los Angeles County. CalAPS was formed as a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) by the Bellflower and Lynwood School Districts in 2016. A majority of courses are offered afterschool at four different high school sites however, some day classes are also offered on three different campuses.

CalAPS employees consist of teachers, campus security, counselors, instructional assistants, a bilingual secretary, a fiscal/HR management specialist, an Executive Director, and a CEO. CalAPS contracts for payroll, audit, insurance and transportation services. CalAPS has five appointed Board Members representing both Bellflower and Lynwood Unified School District with one member representing local business. CalAPS is positioned to prepare students for a smooth transition to community college and/or employment in the local workforce area based on regional labor needs.

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!