Westside High School Career Center
3534 South 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska 68144-4999
(402) 390-8214 (402) 390-8212 FAX
Normal School Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WHS Career Center Faculty and Staff
WHS Career Center Course Offerings
Westside High School Career Center is an extension of the main campus; therefore, we share the same:
In its quest to be the best high school in the United States and achieve unequaled excellence, Westside's mission is to ensure that all students reach for their potential, compete successfully in a changing world and demonstrate respect for themselves, others and their environment.
Students come to WHSCC for a variety of reasons that interfere with their academic success. In the smaller learning environment, they are able to learn skills to help them achieve the goal of graduating from high school, which leads to their post secondary plans of either entering the work force, the military or college.
Students come to school for a minimum of three hours. Depending on their progress and needs, students have the opportunity to extend their school day up to six hours. Students must take four core classes, but our program has the flexibility to allow students to take as many as eight classes. Students are educated in small group settings that allow for more individualized instruction as needed.
The students earn a Westside High School diploma, so the graduation requirements are the same as the main campus. The semester is divided into five units of study; therefore, students are allowed to earn credits as the semester proceeds. This benefits students in that they earn credits immediately and if they lose credits, they can start earning them the next grading unit instead of having to wait until the following semester.
If they are second year seniors or Fast Track students, they are able to graduate as soon as they have completed their requirements. This allows them to start their post secondary paths much sooner.
WHSCC uses the Boys Town Safe and Effective Schools Program. All teachers and staff are trained in the model. Students are taught the soft social skill in their small base Advisory groups. These are the soft skills required for success in the work place.
As part of the school plan students are required to work or volunteer 10 hours per week. School personnel work with employers to give students feedback on the use of their soft skills in the workplace. Students earn credit as well as a grade for this.