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Education Academy

Who should attend the Education Academy?
Do you have a passion for helping children or adults learn?  Are you
thinking about a future career in education?  Then this academy is for you!
What is the Education Academy?
The Education Academy is located at each of the high schools and is a part of the regular school day.  During a one period class, students will learn many aspects of working in the education field.  Speakers from different areas of education will present to students.  Students will also get the opportunity to see what it’s like as a classroom teacher at our PLSD elementary, junior high and high schools. 
What is a typical day?
Year I students participate in an introductory course in teaching and learning.  Students also have an opportunity to participate in job shadowing experiences and mock interviews.  Year II students focus on internships.  Each Education Academy student is assigned an internship in the Papillion-La Vista School District where they work directly with a classroom teacher.  In addition to experiences in the classroom, students meet collectively once a month to share their experiences with other academy students as well as create lessons. 
Location: Papillion-La Vista HS & Papillion-La Vista South HS
Schedule: Year I – 5th hour  Year II – Internship
Prerequisites: None. Suggested prerequisites include Parenting I & II, Sociology, and Psychology.
Transportation: Students must provide their own transportation to the internship.
Credit Options: High school elective credit; UNO college credit year two only.
Cost: $50 uniform fee, cost of college credit (if applicable).
How do I apply?
To apply for a PLSD Academy program, students must complete an online application which can be found at Applications for the 2015-2016 school year will be available from November 4-11. Beginning on the evening of November 4, students will need to log in to the District website and then navigate to the academy application. It will be a flyout under the maroon bar "academy programs." The application form will time out after 30 minutes. The academy questions have been provided under Academy Programs - How to Apply so students can write their essay questions ahead of time and then copy and paste into the application.

How can you learn more?
For more information please contact:
  • Guidance counselor at your high school
  • Contact the Academy Programs Office at 402-537-6217


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