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6401 Sorensen Pkwy

Omaha, NE 68152

School Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:10 am - 3:15 pm

Roncalli Catholic Logo

P : (402) 571-7670

F : (402) 571-3216

RCHS

6401 Sorensen Pkwy

Omaha, NE 68152

School Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:10 am - 3:15 pm

The Career Academy

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Roncalli Catholic Presents: The Career Academy

Roncalli Catholic High School is the first Catholic High school in Omaha to offer Career Academy Courses to students.

Starting in the fall semester of 2018, Roncalli Catholic, in partnership with Metro Community College, will become the first college preparatory school in Omaha to introduce a Career Academy Program to students. Career Academies are designed to provide high school students with opportunities to explore career fields and get a jumpstart on their post-secondary education.

While the College Preparatory Curriculum at Roncalli Catholic prepares students to be successful at a four year college or university, the school has also had a high demand for alternative educational and career opportunities for students. The program is open to junior or senior students who are interested in pursuing career fields such as nursing, civil engineering, theatre technology, architecture, welding, information technology, auto mechanics, and many others. Students, can use this opportunity to gain college credits towards an Associate’s Degree or certificate in these fields while still in high school. There are 22 Academies to choose from featuring career fields in high demand areas, with a near 100% employment rate following completion of the academy program at Metro Community College.

With the help of a generous donation from an alumni, Roncalli Catholic is happy to be able to offer students the opportunity to take these college level courses at a reduced cost, or no cost at all. This allows our students a real jumpstart on their future careers. Available funding will be divided by the number of students who are accepted to the program, up to full tuition paid. There are many ways to provide access to this program at little or no cost to our students.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the eligibility requirements for the program?

  • Must be a high school junior or senior
  • Must be 16 years old and meet any criteria listed in program description
  • Must have transportation to and from classes and internship/apprenticeship site

How long will my student need to be in the Career Academy Program?

Students begin the program in their junior or senior year, starting in the fall. Most Career Academy programs are one year in length and provide students with a solid foundation in each area of interest. Students may wish to take additional MCC courses (CollegeNOW!) which apply towards a certificate or an Associate’s degree. Visit www.mccneb.edu/secondarypartnerships for more information about the CollegeNOW! Program and/or MCC Career Academies.

What will the daily class schedules be like?

Students are expected to commit one-half of each school day to the Career Academy, from approximately 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Specific program class times are listed on the Career Academy Programs document.

Students are expected to abide by the MCC calendar. (If class is not in session at the high school, students are still expected to attend MCC classes.)

What courses are offered as part of The Career Academy?

Each MCC Campus offers different classes and programs. For a complete listing of information, refer to MCC’s Program, Schedule, and Descriptions.