Scottsbluff High School offers a huge array of elective courses that rivals or exceeds the depth and scope offered in most large, “big city” high schools. Students can access courses that will benefit them in their educational goals as well as support their personal interests and talents. Many of these courses will be accessible to students as they pursue their pathways within their chosen Career Academy.
Areas of focus include:
Fine Arts – Scottsbluff High School’s Fine Arts programs include vocal music, instrumental music (band and orchestra), speech, drama and art. Each of these areas provides opportunities for students to participate in specialized opportunities including regional, state and national competitions as well as challenging performances that carry a rich and storied tradition of excellence.
Physical Education – Classes in the Physical Education program includes developing the overall fitness of students. Courses include: Weight Training, Swimming, Aerobics, and Fitness. Students can blend their PE classes with their participation in interscholastic athletics as well as their own personal training and fitness goals.
World Languages – Scottsbluff High School provides a variety of levels of foreign languages in the including Spanish, German and Mandarin Chinese. Advanced Placement opportunities and dual credit college work may also be available in selected areas.
Vocational/Technology – This area is among the very strongest as Scottsbluff High School continues to expand and strengthen programming each year. SHS offers many courses related to skilled technology and coordinates multiple options with Western Nebraska Community College to meet the needs of almost every student. Some options include Business/Computer courses, Agricultural Education, Construction Trades, and Family and Consumer Science. The schools DECA program as well as Culinary Arts offer particularly exciting opportunities for students interested in pursuing these areas with more depth. Construction Trades students can actually build a house from foundation to finished product. Additionally, computer science and graphic arts facilities and equipment provide authentic and professional environments for students to apply their learning in meaningful ways.