PHS College and Career Academies

  • Plattsmouth High School College and Career Academies began in 2016 after many years of visioning and planning by PHS staff, students, and stakeholders.  The three Academies at PHS are:

    • ATEAM
    • BEACH
    • STEAM

    Please visit each of their pages to learn more about each Academy.

  • How do Academies make PHS better?

    Small learning community  Students can be a part of any one of the three wall-to-wall Academies.  Within the Academy, they will be working with students of similar career interest and learning style.  The floor plan of the high school also allowed for some room swaps in the summer of 2016 which concentrated many Academy teachers together.  Students take many classes in the same hallway or area during the day allowing them to build relationships with fellow students and teachers in that Academy.  In addition, Principal Mr. Jeff Wiles, Assistant Principal Mrs. Allison Kreifels, and Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Mr. Shaun Brothers, each oversee one of the three Academies allowing additional relationship and resource building for students.

    Learning style focus Students are taught by teachers within their Academy who understand their learning style.  Students in each Academy learn differently and are aware of how they learn best.  While taking a class within their Academy for all 8 periods in a day may not be possible, students know the teaching style of each teacher and recognize they may need to put forth additional effort to be successful in the class.

    Rule 47 approved  Plattsmouth High School became Rule 47 approved in September 2017.  This designation from the Nebraska Department of Education is reserved for Academies that meet strict quality and content standards for students and stakeholders.  Every career field offered at PHS is Rule 47 approved making a total of 6 approved programs.  For more information about Rule 47 designation, visit Nebraska Career Academy Programs.

    Cooperation  The institution of the College and Career Acadmies has helped open doors, literally and figuratively, at PHS.  With an Advisory Committee made up of area business leaders, monthly visits from a business mentor for each Advisory period, and increased field experiences for students, the area businesses have contributed positively to the education of PHS students.  Whether you are an entreprenuer, part-time or full-time employee, experienced or new to your career field, your experiences are valued.  If you are interested in sharing your career and passion with high school students, please contact Principal Mr. Jeff Wiles.

Academy Core Leaders (ACL)

  • The purpose of Academy Core Leadership is to Improve, Inform, and Integrate.  The ACL was developed to accomplish improvement for the Plattsmouth High School College and Career Academies by involving students.  Through the three committees, students set and reach goals to further enhance the education and experience at Plattsmouth High School.

    2017-2018 ACL

    Grace Roby Kira Leget
    Kelby Meisinger Rachel Phillips
    Garrett Quinn Colleen Rypkema
    David Englemeyer Brenda Nelson
    Lexie Kuhn Rachel Widdick
    Hunter Adkins Tim Schreiber
    Sam West Isabella Chappel
    Kelsey Blinston Caleb Laney
    Katie Oatman Ryan Oatman
    Charlie Knust Zoe Walk
    Haylee Heim John Bradshaw
    Caleb Davis Riley Sedlak