Signature Programs Host Open House

CAA Open House
Shawnee Mission School District

Middle and high school students and their families attended the annual Signature Program Open House at the Center for Academic Achievement (CAA) on January 15.

The event offered an opportunity to learn more about the district’s Signature Programs.

Attendees visited the classrooms and labs, spoke with instructors and current students, and learned about options for creating flexibility in their high school schedules to allow time for enrollment in Signature Programs.

Students and families, even if they could not attend the Open House, can learn more about these opportunities at

These programs provide unique opportunities for students in the areas of:

  • Animation and Game Design
  • Biotechnology
  • Culinary Arts and Baking
  • Engineering (Project Lead the Way)
  • Health Science
  • Law, Public Safety, & Security (Project Blue Eagle)
  • International Baccalaureate (offered at Shawnee Mission East, North, and Northwest)

The website includes short video introductions to each program and instructor contact information. The counselors at your student’s middle and/or high school also serve as a tremendous resource in helping your child develop a dynamic and individualized high school experience to help them explore their areas of interest.