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About

Benson Design Academy was chosen as a career pathway because of the multitude of careers that stem from an education in CAD (Computer Aided Design) and digital design courses. This pathway has a job growth of 4% or more in the next decade. Benson offers courses in CAD and Revit and is currently in the process of being dual enrolled. Benson offers digital design courses that teach Photoshop tutorials. These courses are using industry standard software that directly benefits the student’s chosen career goals. These courses and pathways were guided by the assistance of our Board: Leo A Daly, Kenneth Hahn Architects, Millard Lumber, Grain and Mortar, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Aviture, Form Grey Studio, B2B Lab Inc., and Publication Printing. To continue our current success and ramp up future success stories some funding measures that would be helpful would be further training of teachers at the master's level to being teaching dual enrolled courses, student transportation to job sites, specialized clothing for students in their career field, supplies for 3D printers and shopbot machinery. 

 

DESIGN ACADEMY SNAPSHOTS

ADVISORY BOARD

 Name Company
 Jay Kline White Lotus Group
 Cyndi Crews  Pub Printing
 Stephen Smith  Kenneth Hahn Architects 
 Rick Russell Millard Lumber 
 Eric Downs Grain and Mortar 
 Nealy Grandgenett             University of Nebraska-Omaha 
 Brady Jacobsen Aviture
 Kristi Nohavec Leo A Day 
 Tom Wagner Benson High School-Principal
 JoAnna Hale Benson High School-Academy Specialist
 Katie Cameron Benson High School-Counselor
 Thom Sibbitt Benson High School-Teacher
 Tanner Sasse Benson High School-Student
 Jim Musil OPS Career Center
 Ross Miller Form Grey Studio

 

 

 

 

Instructors

Angela Johanek
Academy Specialist
 
Katie Cameron
Academy Counselor
 
Rhonda Rodriguez
Academy Lead Teacher- Industrial Technology
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Cathie Armbeck-Hughes
Special Education
 
Sharon Carr
Pottery
 
Marty Chevalier
English and Special Education
 
Samantha Guelden
Art
 
Jesus Gutierrez-Rajo
Spanish
 
Paul Hinrichs
Art
 
Daniel Kiesling
Social Studies
 
William Meadows
Math
 
Astra Patterson
Art
 
Michael Pick
English
 
Levi Pyron
Math
 
Deb Reed
English and Special Education
 
Isobel Righter
Social Studies
 
Thomas Sibbitt
Industrial Technology
 
William Telgren
English
 
Ryan Troxel
Industrial Technology
 
Sarah Turner
Art and Pottery
 
Erienne Wredt
Drama

 

Courses

 ACADEMY ELECTIVES 
 Art
 cad
 construction
 digital design
 drama
 pottery
 robotics
 *Students may take electives outside of the academy.  Please consult the course guide for a full list available of electives.

 ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK 
 ADVANCED PLACEMENT
 DUAL ENROLLMENT
 ENGLISH
 ESL
 MATH
 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
 SCIENCE
 SPECIAL EDUCATION
 SOCIAL STUDIES
 WORLD LANGUAGES
 *nOT OFFERED TO ALL STUDENTS