Moody Advanced Professional Studies
MAPS will hold informational meetings Nov. 30 and Jan. 13 for the 2022-2023 school year
Current HPHS sophomore and junior students and parents are invited to attend an informational session to learn more about courses offered through the Moody Advanced Professional Studies (MAPS) program for the 2022-2023 school year. Meeting topics include an overview of each program offered, pre-requites for enrollment into each program, and an understanding of course expectations and workload to help students make course selections for the fall 2022 semester.
Two sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. at HPHS in the MAPS center on the third floor of the high school. Session dates are:
- Tuesday, Nov. 30
- Thursday, Jan. 13
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.
Current MAPS Courses:
The classes are taught concurrently over the course of an academic year by two teachers over a two-period block. The curriculum is augmented through industry guest speakers, real-world challenges, and contemporary projects developed in collaboration with local universities and businesses. Through this integrated model, students learn about the relationship between entrepreneurship and microeconomic principles, while applying this knowledge to professional challenges and projects.
- MAPS Entrepreneurship
- MAPS AP Microeconomics
- MAPS Economic Advanced Studies
The MAPS Engineering Design focus area offers Highland Park students innovative learning in engineering and visual design that bridges rigorous coursework with profession-centered experiences that prepare them for post-secondary futures. After examining the processes and procedures used in engineering and design, students develop viable solutions in various engineering fields while considering aesthetic decisions and human factors. Engineering Design will be a pairing of two courses: 1.) Engineering Design and Presentation (Honors) (1 credit), and 2.) Graphic Design and Illustration (1 credit) (fulfills technology requirement).
The classes are taught concurrently over the course of an academic year by two teachers over a two-period block. The curriculum is augmented by industry guest speakers, real-world challenges, and contemporary projects developed in collaboration with local universities and businesses. Through this integrated model, students learn the relationship between engineered solutions and the aesthetics of design, while applying this knowledge to professional challenges and projects.
- MAPS Engineering Design and Presentation (Honors)
- MAPS Graphic Design and Illustration
- MAPS AP Psychology
- MAPS Biotechnology I
- MAPS Architectural Design
- MAPS AP Environmental Science
For more information about becoming involved in MAPS at Highland Park High School please contact: