Academy Launch

Innovation at Its Best

Student looking at computer screenWe are proud to announce that Gross Catholic is moving forward with new and innovative opportunities for our students. In the fall of 2021-22, we are adding Academic Academies to our curriculum offerings. This program is unique because it builds upon our current course offerings and adds dual enrollment options along with a year-long field experience or capstone project.

Health Science Academy

Beginning with Nursing, this track will contain dual enrollment coursework along with a year-long field experience at a hospital. Be sure to check out the Healthcare Academy brochure.

STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, Math)

The STREAM Academy will begin with Math and Computer Science. This track will contain dual enrollment with a year-long Capstone Project. These Academies have a complete plan for students with requirements starting in their freshman year and continuing through their senior year. Classes are offered at Gross Catholic with the added component of Dual Enrollment and either a year-long Field Experience or a year-long Capstone Project. Please know that these academies have limited space. See Mrs. McNamara to apply and also speak with her if you have any questions. Have you seen the STREAM Academy brochure?

Academy Students Selected

Students entering their Junior or Senior year at Gross Catholic in the fall 2021, submitted applications to either program, earlier this year. Accordingly, ten students are now selected for the Health Science Academy and six for the STREAM Academy.

One of the students selected for the Health Science Academy is Emily Fischer ’22. Opportunities for hands-on learning in the field is of great interest to Fischer. Fischer said, “I decided to apply because nursing has always been one of my dreams, as helping people has always been something I have been passionate about. I wanted to prove to myself that I could do anything I really tried to do and put my best effort into. I currently work in a nursing home and I love working alongside the residents and the med aids. The overall atmosphere just draws me in.”

About Gross Catholic

Gross Catholic, a co-educational, college preparatory high school, began its proud heritage of academic excellence rooted in the Marianist tradition in 1968. We consider ourselves one of the best Catholic schools in Omaha, Bellevue, and Papillion. The school motto Dux Esto (“Be a Leader”) is at the core of its extraordinary mission, innovative spirit, and fundamental values. The school offers a challenging environment and outstanding quality of life, both in academics and co-curricular activities, with a strong focus on STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) education. The spirit of Christian service and giving back is part of everything the school does. Gross Catholic’s top-tier status is reflected in its talented faculty, staff, and coaches who take great pride in seeing virtually every graduate head to college, often to the most prestigious domestic and international universities and service academies. Together with families and alumni, Gross Catholic forges relationships for a lifetime, helping to ready the next generation to be exemplary, principled leaders of the world.

To discover the Gross Catholic difference, contact us at 402.734.2000 or visit our Admissions page.