The Class of 2016 earned $12.5 million in college scholarships!
Creating the Path Forward
The Council Bluffs Community School District is Creating the Path Forward for students in so many ways!
(Click on the links to read about it in the Daily Nonpareil!) With caring and highly-qualified teachers and support staff, we provide more…
- college, career and extra-curricular opportunities,
- modern learning environments,
- technology to connect students,
- and smaller class sizes…
all designed to create paths that engage students and help them thrive in their personal and academic development.
Educators from across the metro area and throughout the Midwest travel here to see how the Council Bluffs Schools are Creating the Path Forward for students, and we are stepping up the effort to make sure our own community shares in that pride. We want to hear from parents, students, graduates and others with their path forward success stories!
See how the Council Bluffs Community School District has created the path forward for these students and recent graduates:
An update from a former Tucker Center student, Laura Capel, University of Nebraska – Omaha: “It was my senior year of high school when I was at a loss for what classes to take. I had pretty much exhausted all of the AP and DC options and was looking for a class that would be a benefit to me in the future. It was at this point that my guidance counselor suggested I look into taking an education class at the Tucker Center. It was always my intention to be a teacher and getting a head start in the game sounded like a phenomenal idea. Little did I know at the time, it would be one of the best decisions I made during my high school career. Although I knew I wanted to be a teacher, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to teach. I changed my mind almost every week. It was then that I enrolled in the education course at Tucker Center and was given the opportunity to explore many areas of teaching and got to learn first hand what was included in a job as an educator. During the class we were given the opportunity to job shadow, a fantastic experience that I continue to be thankful for to this day. I elected to be placed in a special education room at the secondary level. I had a wonderful, cooperating teacher and continued to work in her room as an aid during the trimester that I did not have the education class at Tucker Center. It was an eye-opening experience in which I made wonderful relationships, both on a personal and professional level. I am so thankful that I was given this opportunity at it is still serving me to this day, in my classes at UNO. I have noticed that in comparison with my peers I have had significantly more experience working with students prior to entering the education department. This gave me real word knowledge and experience to use as a reference during all of my classes here at UNO. I am immensely grateful for the wonderful opportunity the Tucker Center provided me with, as it still continues to impact my education today!