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How to Apply for an Academy

Applications may be submitted November 4 through November 11.
Year Two students will need to submit information via online application, however, they will not have to answer any of the essay questions.  Year Two students only need to indicate that they intend to return.  They do NOT have to complete the essay questions.
1. Applications are to be submitted online at
NOTE:  Applications will not get to the online database without properly logging in.

In the upper right hand corner of the website click on “Sign In”.  Enter the same Username/Password that you use to login to the school computers.

You need to put “paplv\” at the beginning of your Username

After signing in, on the left side of the webpage click on the “Academy Programs” tab, then click on “Academy Application”.

2.  Read Through the Application Before Beginning    
  • It’s a good idea to read through the application so that you can see what information is required of you and obtain it before you begin.  Once you begin the application, you will not be able to save it and go back in.
  • To avoid your online application from “timing out” (the application will time out after 30 minutes), it may be helpful to first compose your answers using a word processor, and then copy/paste your responses to the online application
3. PART I – Background Information
  • There is a box to the left of “Student Lookup”.  Type your Student ID # in this box, then click on “Student Lookup”.  This will automatically fill in your personal information.
  • Your ID # is like an electronic signature and will verify who you are. 
  • You are asked to list school and community activities, along with training and experience.
4. PART II – Student Application Essay 
  • It’s best to write your essays in a Word Document and then cut and paste into the application.  To view the application essays, click here. Again, you will not be able to ‘save’ your application and go back in once you begin. 
  • You are asked why you are interested in the academy, how it will help your future, and why you should be selected to participate.
5.  PART III – Certification
  • Read the certification and check that you agree.
  • You will be asked to provide 3 references. 
    • Two will be CURRENT teachers
    • Use a correct email address for your references and let them know you are doing so. 
    • You must know the initial of your teacher’s first name – the emails are in alphabetical order using the teacher’s first initial and their last name.
    • It is the students responsibility to follow up with references and make sure their information is turned in to the respective academy personnel.
6.  Fill Out The Application Completely 
  • Initial and click "Submit
  • When your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an email confirmation in your student account (ex. ).  The system will NOT reply to personal accounts (i.e. Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.)
  • Yes, but you must submit an online application for EACH academy for which you are applying.
  • If you are accepted into more than one academy, you will have to decide on one.
 If you would like to confirm that your application was submitted, please email Melanie Iverson at or Karen Thiede at


8. Academy Acceptance Letters
  • Academy acceptance letters will be sent to students home address via U.S. Mail. Letters will be mailed in January.
To complete the Academy Application, sign in and then select the academy application flyout on the left hand side.


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