Welcome to Beatrice Public Schools
Beatrice Public Schools (BPS) is striving to be the best educational choice and counted as one of the best in the nation. Some of the changes that have taken place in the District as part of this effort include:
· Our District is committed to investing in the future of our youngest learners. The Board of Education has set a goal to be able to serve all three and four-year old children with quality preschool experiences. During the past four years, the District has increased the number of students served from 80 to more than 200, and has tripled the number of preschool classrooms within the district.
· Our District will be offering an after-school program, BLAST, for students in grades K-5 this fall. This is part of a 21st Century Grant the District applied for and received. The after-school program will focus on providing additional learning opportunities for children in a safe environment.
· Our District has expanded the college and career readiness possibilities for students. Research shows that 60% of high school students indicate the greatest influence on their future careers is their own experiences and interests. Beatrice High School, in conjunction with Southeast Community College, now has ten career academies for students. Everything from agriculture to construction, from business to nursing, information/technology to manufacturing, and more. Students get practical hands-on experience along with the academic knowledge in a great environment.