Powers Principals Stan Freeman and Nick Michiels presented at the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) Annual Conference on Thursday, October 10th.

Their session, “Is that Student Eligible? Attorney Workshop on High School Validity & Career Pathway Programs,” discussed the regulatory standards and practical considerations that come into play when colleges are assessing the validity of high school diplomas. Stan and Nick also provided an update regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s oversight of Career Pathway Programs.

CAPPS is an association that serves the California private postsecondary sector. CAPPS has a membership of more than 300 institutions, including for-profit, non-profit, and religious institutions. The annual conference brings together professionals in the higher education space to discuss updates in the private postsecondary education community.

Learn more about CAPPS here.


Stan and Nick are attorneys in the Powers Education Practice Group. They advise postsecondary institutions, service providers and investors regarding compliance with state, federal, and accrediting agency standards.  They also provide guidance on issues pertaining to participation in the federal student financial assistance programs, accreditation, licensure, and related regulatory concerns.

For more information, Stan can be reached at Stan.Freeman@PowersLaw.com or 202-872-6757. Nick can be reached at Nick.Michiels@PowersLaw.com or 202-872-6727.