Omaha Public Schools College & Career Academies and Pathways

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Selecting an Academy or Pathway

During their freshman year, students will select an academy or a pathway at their school. Students in both academies and pathways take their core classes (English, math, social studies and science) along with advanced academics, career-focused classes and electives. Student choices are what determine the differences in high school experience. The academy and pathway names are meant to group together similar career fields. For example: Leadership Academy at Burke High will include courses in management, financial planning and insurance, data analytics, teaching and marketing.

Proposed Omaha Public Schools College and Career Academies and Pathways

School Academy / Pathway Options
Benson
  • Freshman Academy
  • Health Professions Academy
    • Medical and Therapeutic Services
    • Human Performance
    • Teaching as a Profession/Behavioral Health
  • Design and Construction Academy
    • Architecture Design
    • Digital Design
    • Construction Technology
  • Business and Entrepreneurship Academy
    • Business Management
    • Entrepreneurship
  • Cambridge
Bryan
  • Freshman Academy
  • Design and Construction Academy 
    • Construction 
    • Architectural Design
    • Interior Design
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Academy
    • International Business, Marketing, and Management
    • Innovative Technology
    • Logistics
  • Teaching and Leadership Academy 
    • Teaching as a Profession
  • Urban Agriculture Academy
    • Food Science
    • Agriculture Business
    • Natural Resources Management and Sciences 
    • Plant and Animal Science
  • Cambridge
Burke
  • Freshman Academy
  • Air and Space Academy
    • Flight
    • Aircraft Mechanics
    • Aerospace Engineering
  • Leadership Academy
    • Management
    • Financial Planning and Insurance
    • Data Analytics
    • Teaching as a Profession
    • Marketing
  • Communications Academy
    • Web and Digital Design 
    • Audio Video Production 
    • Journalism
Central
  • Freshman Academy
  • Arts Pathway
    • Band
    • Orchestra
    • Choir
    • Drama
    • Drawing and Painting
    • Sculpture/Pottery
    • Stagecraft 
    • Fashion and Costume Design
    • Digital Arts Design
  • Leadership Pathway
    • Entrepreneur and Virtual Enterprise 
    • Teaching as a Profession
    • JROTC
    • Marketing - Entertainment and Sports Marketing 
    • Audio Video Production
    • Journalism
    • International Baccalaureate Career Pathway 
  • International Baccalaureate
North
  • Freshman Academy
  • Engineering and Design Academy
    • PLTW Engineering
    • Robotics
    • Precision Machining
    • Drafting and Design
  • Science and Research Academy
    • Medical Research
    • PLTW Biomedical
    • Forensic Sciences
    • Teaching as a Profession
  • Computer Science and Technology Academy
    • Computer Networking
    • Cybersecurity and Coding
    • PLTW Computer Science
    • Audio Video Production 
Northwest
  • Freshman Academy
  • Public and Community Service Pathway
    • Pre-Law (local, national, and international)
    • Forensic Science/Criminal Justice (911)
    • Fire Science
    • Public Works/Environmental Science 
    • Community Health
    • Emergency Medical Technician
    • Teaching as a Profession  
    • Energy Systems Technology
    • Cybersecurity
    • Audio Video Production
  • Early College Program
South
  • Freshmen Academy
  • Dual Language
  • Performing and Visual Arts Pathway
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Stagecraft
    • Vocal Music
    • Instrumental Music- Band
    • Instrumental Music - Guitar
    • Instrumental Music - Piano
    • Instrumental Music - Orchestra
    • Drawing and Painting
    • Pottery
    • Fashion and Costume Design
    • Teaching as a Profession
  • Technology and Media Arts Pathway
    • Audio Video Production
    • Digital Design
    • Web Design
    • Computer Science
    • Journalism
  • Cambridge
Westview (156th and Ida)
  • Freshmen Academy
  • Health Pathway
    • Biotechnology / Medical Research
    • Human Performance Therapeutic Services
    • Pharmacy Technician 
  • Sustainability Pathway
    • Civil and Community Engineering
    • Alternative Fuels Technology
  • Business Pathway
    • Business Management and Insurance 
    • Entrepreneurship and Virtual Enterprise
    • Teaching as a Profession
Buena Vista (60th and L)
  • Freshmen Academy
  • SMART Technology Pathway 
    • Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Nanotechnology 
    • Mechatronics
    • Computer Engineering
    • Automation and Robotics
    • Cybersecurity
    • Information Technology
  • Health & Education Pathway
    • Behavioral Health and Behavioral Psychology
    • Teaching as a Profession
  • Cambridge