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Academy Essay Questions
When filling out the PLSD Academy Application, students will only have a limited amount of time before the form will time-out. We recommend students write their essays prior to filling out the application and then copying and pasting their answers into the application form. Here are the essay questions for the various academies:

  

Health Systems Academy
1. Give an example of a recent situation in which you exhibited all of the following qualities: self-motivation, effective time management, responsibility, and proficient communication with peers and/or instructors.
2. Describe what you hope to achieve by participating in this academy, and how will it benefit your future career plans?
3. Describe a unique skill or characteristic you possess, and explain how it sets you apart from other Health Academy applicants.
 
Zoo Academy:
1. Describe what you hope to achieve by participating in the Zoo Academy?  Explain how this opportunity will benefit your future career plans.
2. If there were only one opening left in this academy, why should you be selected over the other applicants?
3. Identify and explain the conservation issue that is most important to you.
 
Education Academy:
1. Describe three characteristics that you believe are essential in all GREAT teachers?  Think universal traits not dependent on the grade level, subject area, or school environment.
2. What area, grade, or subject area do you envision yourself teaching in the future?  Why do you believe this area will be a good fit for you given your prior experiences?
3. If there were only one opening left in this academy, why should you be selected over the other applicants?
 
STEM Academy
1. Please explain why you are interested in applying for the STEM Academy?  Any information (previous courses and/or interest inventories) is very helpful.
2. Describe what you hope to achieve by participating in the STEM Academy, and how will it benefit your future career plans?
3. If there was only one opening left in the STEM Academy, why should you be selected over the other applicants?
 
Athletic Training, A to B, Information Technology, Law, Public Safety, and Security, and Leadership:
1. Please explain why you are interested in applying for this academy?  Any information, such as courses, interest inventories, PLAN data, or information from your Nebraska Career Connections, is very helpful.
2. Describe what you hope to achieve by participating in this academy, and how will it benefit your future career plans?
3. If there was only one opening left in this academy, why should you be selected over the other applicants?

  

                                                             


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