arts and information systems

Communication and Information Systems Pathway

The final pathway feature comes from the Communication and Information Systems Pathway.  Why is DPS featuring these pathways?  To help our students have:

  • A way to explore the diversity of career options available to them.

  • A path to begin to prepare for their career, including plans for their secondary and post-secondary education.

  • An organizational tool for DPS to organize their curriculum into Programs of Study that prepare students for opportunities in Nebraska’s economy.

The Nebraska Career Education Models in our featured pathways are aimed to help students understand that the NCE model highlights the four key areas to provide them with:

  1. Core Academics/College and Career Readiness. At the center of the NCE Model is the expectation for all students to develop a solid academic core. The next ring identifies specific College and Career Readiness Standards and practices that prepare students for success in post-secondary education as well as entrepreneurship/employment.

  2. Career Fields.  The six career fields represent broad sectors of the job market in which students may choose to focus.

  3. Career Clusters.  Each career field is composed of career clusters. The clusters are more specific segments of the labor market. Each cluster is a grouping of careers that focus on similar subjects or similar skills. A basic understanding and exploration of each of the clusters will provide students with a solid foundation for career decision-making to conceptualize the entire world of work.

  4. Employability and Entrepreneurship.  Career Education provides the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills for both employment and entrepreneurship. The reality for Nebraska and the United States is that entrepreneurship will help ensure our economic growth and vitality. By infusing entrepreneurship competencies, Career Education is helping to create the next generation of America’s innovators and entrepreneurs.

For this week’s pathway, we have a handful of students interested in pursuing this career.  On top of an outstanding art program under Ms. Deepe that includes all elementary and jr. - sr. high school students so that they meet that scope and sequence needed in the art area, we offer courses to meet our students’ foundational needs through our Digital Media (Mr. Corman) and Journalism (Mrs. Moeller) courses, as well as the arts (meaning all fine arts, including those extracurricular fine arts activities).  Our students are one-to-one with technology, and all students will work some with website design this year, as the high school will develop their own ePortfolios for postsecondary and employment opportunities.