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Moody Advanced Professional Studies (MAPS)

MAPS Mission
The Moody Advanced Professional Studies (MAPS) program, which opened in the fall of 2019, provides opportunities for HPHS juniors and seniors to combine traditional coursework with collegiate-level classes and hands-on experiences from industry experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, and business. The MAPS program equips students with a post-secondary competitive edge by connecting rigorous, interdisciplinary coursework with professional, industry-relevant experiences.

MAPS: Moody Advanced Professional Studies

MAPS Program Overview

The Moody Advanced Professional Studies program is a profession-centered approach to education, offering juniors and seniors application-based learning opportunities while earning course credits. the transformative skills acquired through this program equip students with critical, competitive advantages as they prepare for post-secondary education and professional careers. The curriculum is augmented by frequent participation of industry guest speakers, real-world challenges and contemporary projects developed in collaboration with local businesses and universities. Some MAPS focus areas are co-taught by two teachers over two class periods, while others are comprised of a single course taught by one teacher.

The application process begins early in the second semester and informational sessions are held to answer questions. Students interested in applying must complete the online application.

The MAPS Center is located within Highland Park High School. Original funding for the program was made possible by the $5.8 million STEAM grant from The Moody Foundation.

For more information about becoming involved in MAPS at Highland Park High School please contact:


Those interested in curriculum information may contact the Director of Moody Advanced Professional Studies (MAPS) Michael Warren at [email protected]
Interested in serving as a field expert guest presenter may contact Business Development Administrator Polly McKeithen at [email protected].