Signature Programs at CAA
Shawnee Mission Signature Programs provide high school students the opportunity to explore unique areas of study in preparation for specialized academic and future career opportunities. Students participating in Signature Programs receive targeted instruction that is both rigorous and relevant. These specialized programs reflect our district’s commitment to providing quality educational opportunities that will enable students to be successful in 21st century careers. Detailed course descriptions can be found in the SMSD High School Program of Studies. Students interested in enrolling in the Signature Programs should contact the counseling department at the individual high schools.
Both the Center for Academic Achievement and Career and Technical Campus welcome business and community contacts that will enrich our student's in experiential, real-world learning. Discover what we do. Create new and innovative opportunities for teaching and learning. Connect with faculty and staff. Engage in helping grow the future for our learners.
The Center for Academic Achievement serves an an innovative, experiential learning campus for students enrolled in Signature Programs. Opened in the Fall of 2017, the Center serves as a unique campus serving students in Signature Career and Technical programs while also supporting the administrative offices for the Board of Education and District administration.
Signature Programs housed at the Center for Academic Achievement:
- Animation & Game Design
- Culinary Arts & Hospitality
- Engineering - Project Lead the Way
- Medical Health Science
The Center also serves as the home to the Broadmoor Urban Farm, a unique urban farm concept initiated by the students and faculty in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality program. Students and the community benefit from the Farm to Table experience where students cultivate fresh food to be included into the Shawnee Mission School District's award winning Broadmoor Bistro.