Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

  • Any Millard student who will be entering his or her junior year in 2017-18.
  • If space is available 2017-18 seniors will be accepted into Year 1 Academies.

How do I apply?

  • Through an application process.
  • Fill out a PDF Application from the website.
  • Applications will be accepted through December 16, 2016.
  • Interviews will be January 24 - January 26, 2017.
  • Notification letters will be sent February 3, 2017.

What is the time commitment in an academy?

  • Each academy meets one-half of each day for two consecutive school years either in the morning or in the afternoon.

Do students provide their own transportation?

  • Transportation will be available between the student’s school and the academy school.
  • Student will drive his or her personal vehicle to internships.

What is dual enrollment credit?

  • Students will earn 40 credits per year toward high school graduation with the option to earn college credit at Metropolitan Community College (MCC) and University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO).
  • Available on the website. 

What if I want to go to somewhere other than Metro or UNO?

  • Transfer agreements exist between many colleges and universities.  Check the transfer policies for your specific college or university.

Should I participate in the academies if I don’t plan to go to college?

  • Yes! Participation in the academies will enhance your employment opportunities within your career field.

Is there a cost to participate in the academy?

  • There is no cost to earn Millard credit; students who elect to earn dual enrollment credit will pay tuition to MCC and UNO at a reduced rate.
  • Scholarships may be available through the support of the Millard Public Schools Foundation.

How many students will participate in each academy?

  • Class size and number of sections will be determined based on registration.

Who are the academy teachers?

  • Millard Public School teachers approved by MCC and UNO.

Where and when will I eat lunch?

  • Students will eat lunch at their assigned school or at the academy school.  Lunch location will be determined by the transportation schedule.

Can I participate in extra-curricular activities or athletics at my current school?

  • Yes! You are encouraged to stay involved in activities or athletics in your assigned school.

What are my options if I discover the academy is not for me?

  • Application to the academy should be considered a two-year commitment.  However, if  your career goals change, notify the academy teacher and your counselor.

Do I have to take all classes assigned within the academy?

  • Yes.

Are academy classes included in my GPA?

  • Yes, they will be included on your Millard transcript.
  • If students chose to earn dual enrollment credit, a college transcript will be established.

Will I be eligible for a Specialty Diploma?

  • Yes, if you complete the 2-year program, you will be eligible for a Specialty Distinguished Diploma.

If I plan to participate in an academy, what classes do I take at my assigned school?

  • You will need to refer to your credit count record and consult with your advisor or counselor to create a 4-year plan to fulfill your graduation requirements while also meeting the set criteria within the academy.

How can I get more information about the academies?

  • See your advisor, guidance counselor or academy lead teacher.
  • Website

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