10/11 highlights the new joint program between Lincoln Northeast High School and UNL’s College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources. Hear how the program gets agriculture into the classroom
Tiffany Heng-Moss, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, appears live on RFD-TV about the new Early College and Career STEM Program. The program aired Oct. 6, 2020.
The pre-pathway is for all 9th and 10th grade students at Northeast High School. FEWS2 concepts are integrated into math, science, world language, and social studies instruction – with more to come. CASNR will provide experiential learning opportunities for students in the pre-pathway, such as field experiences on campus, and exciting guest speakers and hands on learning at Northeast.
The early college and career pathway is for 11th and 12th grade students at Northeast High School who plan to pursue a 2- or 4-year degree upon graduation or who wish to enter the workforce with experience and knowledge that gives them an edge in attaining a job in a FEWS2 discipline. Students will be able to take college credit classes and receive a certificate or digital badge that demonstrates competency in a specific area. Students engaged in this pathway will also be able to pursue internship opportunities.
Nebraska Now courses have reduced tuition ($330/flat fee per course). Students eligible for free and reduced lunch can apply for free tuition through the Nebraska ACE scholarship program, additional scholarships from the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools are available.
The core of the Early College and Career STEM focus program with Northeast is Food, Energy, Water, and Societal Systems (FEWSS). The course will involve a monthly theme tied back to all parts of agriculture: Environmental Stewardship, Entrepreneurship Designers, Food System Futurists, Health System Innovators, Community Leaders, and Global Learners. Students will experience hands-on immersions, such as working with a UNL faculty member in an area of interest related to FEWSS, or having a work based learning experience.
Students who will be entering grades 11 and 12 at Northeast High School during the 2022-23 school year will be able to submit their application during the 2021-22 school year.