The Design Academy offers a unique environment that encourages students to push the creative boundaries of design. This academy emphasizes in-depth exploration of individual design and technology disciplines. This academy encourages communication and collaboration amongst peers and professional.  Further, this academy is designed to foster the true innovation that comes from combining the mind of the scientist or technologist with that of an artist or designer. Students will be prepared to be the next generation of innovators.

Students who participate in this academy will be taking classes that stress conceptual thinking, design excellence, intellectual curiosity and creative expression through their foundations curriculum. Further concentration in specific skill development through elective course offerings or pocket academies will provide students with the knowledge and skills to navigate future challenges successfully and find success in their careers.



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 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





*Students may take electives outside of the academy.  Please consult the course guide for a full list available of electives.


*Not offered to all students