Career Education and PCSD

  • Plattsmouth Community School District supports career education

    at each level of instruction. 



    PCSD Career Education


    To work in partnership to develop career-ready graduates who apply their personal strengths, talents, experiences and continuing education to bring value to their workplace, community, and career through their performance, skill, diligence, ethics and responsible behavior.


    Plattsmouth graduates will have and continue to develop the foundational skills, experiences, and awareness of career opportunities needed to compete in a global workplace. They will apply appropriate academic and technical skills, communicate effectively, and utilize applicable technology in their work environment. Plattsmouth graduates will solve problems, use critical thinking, and demonstrate innovation and creativity.  They will model ethical leadership and effective management, work productively in teams, and demonstrate cultural competency.  Plattsmouth graduates will be reflective and forward thinkers as they manage their career development and attend to personal and financial well-being.


    Early Childhood and Elementary


    • Visits
    • Presentations
    • Books
    • Lessons
    • Appropriate Nebraska Career Readiness "I Can" statements 

    Plattsmouth Middle School 


    • Visits
    • Presentations
    • Books
    • 7th-grade career exploration course
    • 8th-grade career exploration class
    • 8th-grade career fair
    • Blue Devil Academy career aligned summer camps
    • Appropriate Nebraska Career Readiness "I Can" statements 

    Plattsmouth High School


    • State Career Academy Rule 47 Award-winning program
    • Wall-to-Wall career academies (National Career Academy Coalition Model Status
    • Freshman career exploration
    • Community business mentors
    • College visits
    • Internships
    • Job shadowing
    • Project-based learning experiences
    • Career-embedded core classes
    • Dual credit courses
    • Portfolios
    • Capstone experiences
    • Skills-based certifications
    • Clubs (i.e. Future Farmers of America, Skills USA, DECA, HOSA)
    • Nebraska Career Readiness Standards
    • One School

PHS Wall-to-Wall Career Academies *Model Status*

  • One School, Three Academies

    Video: PHS I School, 3 Academies

    National Career Academy Coalition Model Academies!


    High School Career Academy Mission Statements

     BEACH Academy


    Business, Marketing & Management


    A/V Technology, Fine Arts


    Human Services & Hospitality 


    BEACH Mission       The Beach Academy prepares students for professions and industries that work with people; learning through serving.

    BEACH Vision        Empowered adults serving communities through their professions.  

    The Beach academy unites the skills and experiences of students to provide services to others in their future endeavors in either a certified working career or a college connected career.

    The BEACH academy can be summed up with a simple phrase: learning through serving. We are a diverse learning community, featuring people who enjoy learning not just through our heads, but through our hearts and our hands. We embody the creativity of the artist, the compassion of doctors and teachers, the innovation of the entrepreneur, and the service of the police officer.


    ATEAM Academy


    Architecture, Construction


    Environment & Agriculture



    ATEAM Mission      Our mission is to incorporate tactile learning with the technology available for more project-based learning of our academy students.  As students progress through the academy, we want them to be prepared to excel in their chosen academy/career field in one of two ways: to be career certified in a chosen field upon graduation and/or to ensure college readiness for those wanting to go on to a higher learning institution.

    ATEAM Vision       A team dedicated to ATEAM! Graduates prepared for postsecondary education and careers in Architecture, Transportation and logistics, Environmental and agricultural, Art and design, and Manufacturing through classes, curriculum, career education, and internships.


    STEAM Academy







    STEAM Mission      Ignite and nurture creative, ethical scientific minds that are prepared to attend college or join innovative career/vocational fields. The STEAM Academy provides teaching and learning experiences focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Aerospace, and Mathematics that focus on imagination, inquiry, and interdisciplinary problem-solving to ultimately foster critical thinking.  The academy also strives to establish small learning communities housed within the larger high school environment, designed to encompass a particular career pathway and personalize education through a specific content focus and educational experiences with experts in the fields.

    STEAM Vision      Students who are critical thinkers prepared to join innovative career/vocational fields because of an enriched education and learning environment focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Aerospace, and Mathematics.


    Continuous Improvement Process: A Look at National Career Academy Standards

    National Career Academy Standards

    Nebraska Rule 47: Career Academies

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  • career mentor


    In the Plattsmouth High School Career Mentor Program:

    • Business partners from the community mentor a group of students from their freshman to their senior year.
    • Advisory periods are used for the mentoring experience.
    • Each mentor comes once a month.

    These relationships are designed to:

    • Increase student understanding of career requirements and business expectations.
    • Provide opportunities for business professionals to share their knowledge of the working world.
    • Reinforce the importance of education and high school experiences.
    • Create connections between students and the community so students see Plattsmouth as a future home and community members see students as potential employees.

    Teacher: Career Mentor Program Training Module

    Student: Career Mentor Program Training Module

    Mentor: Career Mentor Program Training Module

    W2W Career Volunteer Guide

    Career Mentor Program Overview


    Contact Mr. Steve Owens at if you are interested in being a mentor. 

    Volunteer background check forms can be found at this link:

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Nebraska Career Education Resources

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