Earning College Credits in High School
Nebraska Now is a program where qualified juniors and seniors may enroll in online college courses through UNL and earn college credit while still in high school. The courses are regular first-year offerings from the various colleges at UNL. Student expenses include a one-time application fee of $45, course tuition of $250 per class plus books & materials. If you earn a “B” or better in a class that is taken during the Fall semester, you may be eligible for a $1000 scholarship to UNL when you enroll after high school.
The Career Academy
Check out what The Career Academy (TCA) has to offer. The Career Academy is a joint venture between Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College for juniors and seniors. The goal of TCA is to provide academic and real world experiences to high school students through high school and dual credit courses in 16 different career pathways. For the application and for more information, visit the website.
Newman Institute – Fall Courses Available
Pius students have the opportunity to take a class through the Newman Institute this fall. Course offerings include ENG 241 – Introduction to the Great Books I: Seekers, Sojourners and Pilgrims and HUM 251- Humanities Seminar I : Love and Friendship. Tuition is $650 per course and the instructor is Dr. John Freeh, Director of the Newman Institute. Pius students may get English credit for Pius and these courses will count for elective credits at UNL. For more information, go to https://newmaninstitute.com/course-offerings/3123-2/.
DC Advantage is another option for students to begin taking courses for college credit during junior or senior year. The following courses are being offered this summer: American History II, Public Speaking and Issues of Unity & Diversity. They will begin at the end of May. Please see your counselor for more details.
Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship
This scholarship is for financially needy students who desire to take college courses during high school. The UNL Nebraska Now Program, Southeast Community College classes (on campus, DC Advantage and The Career Academy), and regular on-campus UNL classes may be paid for through the ACE Scholarship if a student qualifies (financial need) and applies. The application for the ACE Scholarship is at https://ccpe.nebraska.gov/ACE and click on Financial Aid.