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.