Lincoln’s Standing Bear High School partners with UNL on new program
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Public Schools and the College of Business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are creating a business program at Standing Bear High School.
Students will learn about career opportunities in marketing, management, accounting, finance, supply chain and economics, LPS said.
Superintendent Steve Joel announced the program at a press conference on Tuesday.
“This focus program at our new high school will empower our students to find academic success through authentic learning opportunities, rigorous standards and individualized learning,” Joel said. “This is just another example of the great collaboration between our two institutions that will greatly benefit our students and community.”
LPS plans to give integrated coursework to the school’s ninth and 10th grade students. Students in 11th and 12th grades can choose to take classes for college credit in the program.
“We exist to create opportunity for Nebraska, and today we are boosting access to exceptional business education for Nebraskans,” said UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green. “Partnering with LPS and Standing Bear High School in this new way with our College of Business builds on a historically strong relationship and expands opportunities for students right here in Lincoln.”
Standing Bear is scheduled to open before the fall 2023 semester.