Academy

Cheryl Burrell

Academy Administrator
402-878-2224 ext. 1240
cburrell@winnebagok12.org

Winnebago Public Schools Academy

academy teachers

Lorena Fernandez

7th Grade Academy
lfernandez@winnebagok12.org

Brenda Waugh

7th Grade Academy
bwaugh@winnebagok12.org

Daniela Gant

8th Grade Academy
dgant@winnebagok12.org

Jami Pixler

9th Grade Academy
jpixler@winnebagok12.org

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What is The "academy"?

  • Students will remain with the same class and teacher for 4 years
  • Junior and Senior years, students will work toward their Associates Degree or transfer credits through Little Priest Tribal College.
  • Students will receive high school credits during 7th and 8th grades for the following courses if they remain in our school district:

     International Relations
     Algebra 1
    World language

  • High school credits will be added to student transcripts at the beginning of 9th grade.

Year 1 - Local View

Year 1 - Local View

Indigenous History, Academy Science: Earth and General Sciences, Advanced 8th Grade Math, Academy English -Indigenous Literature

Year 2 - World View

Year 2 - World View

World History/International Relations, Academy Advanced Science- Life Science Foundations, Algebra I, Advanced Academy English-World Literature

Year 3 - National View

Year 3 - National View

US History through WWII, Biology, Geometry, English 9

Year 4 - Global View

Year 4 - Global View

US History (Post WWII and impact on World Relations), Government/ Economics, Algebra II, Chemistry, English 10

Year 5 - Junior Year

Year 5 - Junior Year

Chemistry, Advanced Math, Dual Credit Courses

Year 6 - Senior Year

Year 6 - Senior Year

Any Electives or Courses Needed at High School, Dual Credit Courses

The Academy will be taught using Project Based Learning

  • Students work as part of a team
  • All units are centered around a real world problem to solve or question to be answered
  • Students demonstrate what they learn over the course of the unit in a final project
  • Students are in charge of the learning and the teacher facilitates the classroom learning
  • Subjects are taught together instead of separately as much as possible

Who is eligible?

  • There will be up to 16 students selected from this year’s sixth grade class.
  • Students must be a resident of the Winnebago Public School District, or currently enrolled in the district.
  • Must meet 6th grade standards on the MAP testing for Spring 2019 for Reading and Math

Selection Criteria

Students must complete the application packet which includes the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Parent Questions
  • Student Questions
  • Student Essay (will be completed in class)
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Signed Student and Parent Commitment to Excellence

Selection process

  • Each application packet received will be assigned a number and the names will be removed from the packet to make the student remain anonymous
  • Each piece of the packet (other than the admission application and commitments to excellence) will be assigned a number of points based on the quality of the submission
  • The students with the highest number of points will be admitted into the Academy for the 2019-2020 cohort. Up to 16 students may be admitted.

Academy student requirements:

  • Participation in instrumental/vocal music at least the first two years of the academy
  • A minimum of 2 years of World Language in the academy
  • 4 years of Service Learning in the community
  • Must participate in team work, project-based (performance-based) learning activities
  • Participate in field trips both local and out-of-state
  • Create a Vision pathway—statement for their life goals
  • A minimum of 2 years of World Language in the academy
  • 4 years of Service Learning in the community
  • Must participate in team work, project-based (performance-based) learning activities
  • Participate in field trips both local and out-of-state
  • Create a Vision pathway—statement for their life goals
  • Sign public relations/image/media release/data release (parental permission)
  • Must dress appropriately for certain occasions
  • Adherence to the Student/Parent Commitments
  • Parent involvement/engagement/commitment
  • Must participate in at least one school activity each year not related to sports
  • *Must meet all requirements of Winnebago Public School District for graduation*

Partnerships:

Little Priest Tribal College

Winnebago Public School Academy is a partner with Little Priest Tribal College for dual credit coursework during the Junior and Senior years of high school. Academy students are required to take dual credit classes.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nebraska College Preparatory Academy

Winnebago Public School Academy is also a partner with the University of Nebraska- Lincoln -Nebraska College Preparatory Academy. This partnership assists in preparing our students to achieve academic excellence. Support through NCPA includes academic counseling, leadership building, personal development, retention services and financial assistance to attend the University of Nebraska- Lincoln.