Kearney School District offers a wide array of opportunities to gain Real World Learning experiences and earn credit towards their diplomas:

Early College Academy

Kearney High School juniors and seniors can take classes at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods and simultaneously earn both their two-year college degree and a high school diploma.

Dual-Credit and AP Classes

Students can earn college and Advanced Placement credits at KHS.

Excelsior Springs Area Career Center (ESACC)

  • Carpentry and Construction
  • Computer Technology
  • Electrical Trades
  • EMT
  • Fire
  • Health Services 
  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning)

Northland Career Center (NCC)

  • Aviation Technology
  • CSI--Law Enforcement
  • Culinary Arts
  • Diesel Technology
  • Industrial Welding
  • KC Tech Academy/Advanced Manufacturing

KSD Internships

  • Career Pathways for the Teaching Profession
  • Computer Technology
  • Digital Media Internship 
    • Print
    • Broadcast
  • Personalized internship experiences

Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (Northland CAPS)

  • Business Accelerator
  • Digital Media and Design
  • Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Global Business and Logistics
  • Medicine and Healthcare
  • Technology Solutions
  • Senior Associates (2nd Year Only)


Help create new Real World Learning opportunities for our students by completing our BeyondKSD contact form!

BeyondKSD Info Sessions

Students and their parents/guardians can learn more about KSD's new Real World Learning opportunities and expectations:

  • Portrait of A Graduate
  • Latin Honors
  • Tiered Diplomas
  • Market Value Assets*

Wednesday, Oct. 26

  • 5 p.m. - Kearney Junior High (Library Media Center)
  • 6 p.m. - Kearney High School (Library Media Center)

*All KSD graduates will be required to earn at least one Market Value Asset starting with the Class of 2025.

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