Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Benson High Magnet School, the home of the Mighty Bunnies.  Founded in 1904, BHS prides itself in its tradition, academic excellence, school spirit, and family-like atmosphere.  Located in the historic Benson neighborhood, BHS enjoys an enrollment of approximately 1350 students who come from all over the city.  Our student population closely matches that of Omaha in that it is extremely diverse socioeconomically, racially, and culturally.  We believe that students who go to school with students who do not necessarily look like them gives them an advantage as they move onto either post-secondary education or the work force.  Our students learn to work with everyone

Benson High is a comprehensive magnet school, whose theme is Career Academies.  We are proud to be the only school in Omaha Metro Area that is “Wall-to-Wall” Career Academies.  Every student is in an academy.  This means that while teaching the standard curriculum (English, Math, Social Studies, Science, etc.), there is a focus on our academies.  All freshmen are a part of the Freshman Academy.  Freshmen then choose from one of the following academies of which they will be a part for the next three years:

 

Construction & Design Academy

Business & Entrepreneurship Academy

Health Professions Academy

 

Each academy allows our students exposure to content specific curriculum real world application, allowing them to be both college and career ready when they graduate.  Each academy partners with various business across the city to enrich your students’ high school experience.  While our focus is on the career academies, Benson High will always offer traditional honors, advanced placement (AP), and dual enrollment (DE) classes for those students wishing to take advantage.

 

Benson High School offers its students a traditional, comprehensive education that prepares them not only for post-secondary education, but for the career field as well.  We have a caring and dedicated staff that believes in providing access to more opportunities for all students.  We prepare students for the rest of their lives.

 

If you should ever have any questions, please don’t ever hesitate to stop by, call, or email me using the information below.

 

GO BUNNIES

 

Regards,

 

Tom Wagner

Principal

Benson High Magnet School

531.299.2520

tom.wagner@ops.org