FALLS CITY  - Officials updated the Falls City School Board Monday on the Southeast Nebraska Career Academy Partnership.

A school press release says Associate Dean Brian Stark and Lisa Hunzeker of the Falls City Learning Center talked about the academy’s growth from 16 participating high schools and 45 students in 2008.

Today, the academy serves 64 schools, more than 1,900 high school students, has 16 certificate options, 18 transfer pathways, and offers 95 dual-credit college courses. 

 Through the partnership, students can start taking college classes early to save time and money as the SCC Dual credit cost per credit hour is $42.35 currently.

Students have the opportunity to earn a college certificate or begin working towards completing career options early before they are out of high school.

Preparations are underway for the Falls City Career Academy to begin in the fall of 2024 at the SCC Falls City Learning Center.