Regardless of the future career path of our students, it is the vision of the Papillion La Vista Community Schools (PLCS) to ensure that all students are adequately prepared for the transition into the next phase of life after graduation. Students need to have a variety of personalized learning opportunities and have exposure and experiences in a variety of future careers. The Authentic College & Career Experiences for Student Success (ACCESS) programs outlined in this book, like the academies and College Jump Start, will help accomplish this vision. PLCS offers nine academies that are taught by PLCS teachers. Additional academy programs are also made available through Metropolitan Community College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Introducing the Academy Program…
PLCS academies are real-life, hands-on learning experiences designed around a specific career area. Academies are located at the school or in a business setting and are designed to take learning and career exploration to a whole new level. Academies combine both classroom learning where students are taught by a PLCS teacher and hands-on learning where students work directly in their chosen career interest. The exciting part of PLCS academies are the opportunities for high school students to work directly with professionals in their chosen career area. Students who participate in an academy gain high school credit and, in many cases, college credit or industry certification.
ACCESS Programs Offered
Papillion La Vista Community Schools, in partnership with local businesses, offers several different academies, programs and internships. Please click on the academy you are interested in below to obtain more information.