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 PLCS elementary, middle and high schools.

    What is a typical day?
    During 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.

    During Year II, students focus on internships.  Each Education Academy student is assigned an internship in the Papillion La Vista Community Schools 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.

    Logistics
    Location: Papillion-La Vista High School & Papillion-La Vista South High School
    Schedule: Year I – One period during the school day at your high school, Year II – Internship
    Prerequisites: None required. Suggested prerequisites include early childhood  I & II, sociology and psychology.
    Transportation: Students must provide their own transportation to the internship.
    Credit Options: High school elective credit; UNO college credit in year two only
    Cost: $50 uniform fee, cost of college credit (if applicable)
    Grades: Juniors & Seniors only

    How to Apply
    To apply for a PLCS academy program, students must complete an online application.  Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be available starting in the afternoon on November 5 and will close at midnight on November 12.

    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