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Your future. Your choice.

Solve fascinating problems in Computer Information Systems

Work with mentors at their workplace

Learn advanced skills in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing

Start your own business in CHANGElab

Build your college application NOW! Add MICROCHIP to your resume! Be a part of CALibrate – our local robotics team! To find out more, come to the Nov. 7th meeting at 6pm at CAL. Free food and beverages, too!

Welcome to the Center for Advanced Learning (CAL), where possibilities for exploration and discovery bring students closer to their life’s work.  Learn about CAL’s approach to educating the next generation of leaders and preparing them for rewarding careers.

Students at CAL receive a strong foundation for college, career and life. During their Junior and Senior years students spend half their school day at CAL.

Program Areas at CAL

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Computer Information Systems

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Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing

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Digital Media and Design

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Health Sciences

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CHANGElab

The Center for Advanced Learning makes it possible for bright, engaged teens to become successful professionals in today’s most innovative industries.  Each CAL student’s education is enriched by college-level coursework, hands-on learning, diverse program offerings, and real-world internships.  All students have the potential to apply what they’ve learned at CAL as they move from high school to professional success.

The CAL Student Experience

OUR CORE VALUES

Challenge:

The people of CAL value all types of thinkers and doers: those who can learn from each other; who enjoy working as teams; who are up to the challenge to ask hard questions.  We challenge one another to explore & grow our knowledge beyond rote and compliant course work.

Creativity:

Our minds are freethinking.  Students come from different high schools, representing diverse neighborhoods and families, so they learn to generate unique ideas from multiple perspectives.

Innovation:

Creating solutions to problems requires collaboration.  We work together to explore new ideas, experiment, and persevere.