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AHEC - Area Health Education Centers

AHEC has Pipeline Workshops, "Jump Start" class, and ACES

College & Career Readiness

Liberty Public Schools Strategic Plan

Goal I:

Every student will graduate college and career ready.

Success in the New Economy


What does it mean to be college and career ready?

According to David T. Conley's article "A Complete Definition of College and Career Readiness", students who are college and career ready are more likely to succeed in college courses and post-collegiate work. College and career ready students think more strategically, have more content knowledge, and have better learning skills and practices.


Liberty/Kansas City Area Opportunities for High School Students

Please complete the Job Shadow Interest Form to participate in the following fields. You must indicate on your application which area(s) you would like to shadow.

Engineering             Marketing        Hospitality

Medical                    Nutrition          Law Enforcement

Public Relations      Technology      and others....

Breaking Boundaries

Northland CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies)

Northland CAPS provides high school students in the Northland with a pre-professional, innovative and entrepreneurial education through career oriented experiences that are both hands on and real world. Continue reading here.

Northland CAPS Application

Northland Career Center

Northland Career Center provides exciting opportunities for students to explore careers in a hands-on, relevant, innovative environment that prepares them to be college ready, career ready, and life ready. 

Area Career Center

Excelsior Springs Area Career Center (ESACC) provides students with focused, hands-on education.

ESACC provides training in Health Services and an EMT program, Computer Technology, and Animation and Media to introduce students to interactive media products involved in 3D animation and graphic design.

ESACC also offers Carpentry and Construction, Electrical, and Heating, Ventilation, and Air conditioning (HVAC).