The Boone Central Schools are comprised of Boone Central High School (9-12 in Albion), Boone Central Middle School (6-8 in Petersburg), Boone Central Elementary School (K-5 in Albion), and ABC Preschool (PK in Albion). Boone Central High School is classified by the Nebraska State Activities Association as a Class C-1 School. Boone Central Schools is accredited by AdvancEd of Nebraska and is in good standing.
A major factor in the quality of life of the people living in the communities of Albion and Petersburg is the quality of the public school system. ABC Preschool was an excellent educational addition to the school system during the 2006-07 School year. Another important educational addition has been Pathways Alternative School started in the fall of 2007 in cooperation with surrounding school districts. Unique to the Boone Central School has been the ability of teachers to integrate units of instruction into an existing broad curriculum for our 80-acre Olson Nature Preserve and our community business partners such as the Albion and Petersburg banks, the Good Samaritan Wolf Memorial Home, and the Boone County Historical Society. Starting with the 2013-14 school year, Career Academies have been added at the High School. A partnership between Boone Central Schools and local businesses allow for students to work towards a career while still in high school. The partnerships will allow for our students to experience careers in the local area while still attending high school. Our goals with career academy offerings have been extend into our middle school. This year, Boone Central Schools has been verified as meeting Rule 47 by the Nebraska Department of Education. Rule 47 is the Career Academy model. The variety and depth of Boone Central class offerings and special education opportunities give evidence that a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum is at the heart of the School system.
The community of Petersburg had a wind farm made up of 54 turbines completed during the first half of the 2010-11 school year. Work has been completed on a second phase of wind towers east of Petersburg. There are now a total of 81 towers east of Petersburg. Boone Central is working on offering students classes in renewable energy through our Career Academies. This career field has grown a great deal in the past few years and Boone Central would like to be a front-runner in this area. There are now a number of careers associated with renewable energy. During the 2015-16 school year, Boone Central Schools will work to improve our welding opportunities for students. This would include the ability to offer more courses and to tie these courses together with Central Community College for college credit and certification.
Boone Central Schools were created when the Albion and Petersburg schools combined for the benefit of the students in those districts. With the large array of classes we are able to offer, the students of Boone Central are well prepared for the 21st Century, as evidenced by the fact that we have a large number of students attending post secondary education institutions.
BCHS is a member of the Mid-State Conference and we are very proud of its academic and activity tradition. BCHS has earned numerous State Championships and runner-up finishes in a variety of athletic and academic oriented programs. The support of patrons, businesses, and our Booster Club has allowed BCHS to provide many opportunities to our students involved in the activities program. We have a large number of students involved in organizations such as SADD, National Honor Society, FCCLA, FBLA, and Student Council that work in the area of community involvement. These groups are involved in securing donations for the local food pantry, providing mentors for elementary students, and hosting a Post-Prom and Post-Color Day activity for students.
During the 2011-12 school year, Boone Central began a sports co-op with Newman Grove Public Schools. This co-op started in middle school and has included high school athletics beginning with the 2012-13 school year. The coop has been a welcome addition to our students, coaches and parents at Boone Central.
*This information was taken from the Boone Central Schools Annual Report 2015-2016.
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Boone Central School
605 South 6th Street
Albion, Nebraska 68620.