Scottsbluff High School Named 2024 Nebraska Outstanding Rule 47 Career Academy

Scottsbluff High School Named 2024 Nebraska Outstanding Rule 47 Career Academy

Scottsbluff High School Named 2024 Nebraska Outstanding Rule 47 Career Academy

Scottsbluff High School is pleased to announce they have been named the 2024 Nebraska Outstanding Rule 47 Career Academy. These awards are designed to recognize the outstanding achievement of career and technical education programs in junior high/middle schools, high schools, and postsecondary institutions.   This is the second time Scottsbluff High School has received a Nebraska Outstanding Career and Technical Education Program Award having received Outstanding High School for Career and Technical Education in 2017. 

Criteria for this award include:

Instructional programs aligned to the Nebraska Career and Technical Education


Programs that demonstrate quality areas such as:

Student achievement in both career and academic arenas


Innovative instruction based on a state model program of study        


Leadership and personal development through career and technical student organizations


Effective implementation of career guidance and work-based learning


Alignment to Nebraska’s workforce needs and economic priorities


Community engagement


“We are extremely honored and proud to receive this recognition”, said Justin Shaddick, Scottsbluff High School Principal.  “Our staff takes tremendous pride in the Career and Technical Education programs at SHS, and they work extremely hard to make their programs successful. In addition, we are especially grateful to our community for the extraordinary amount of support we receive through our business partnerships. Without our community, these student opportunities would not be possible. Scottsbluff High School continues to strive for an engaging student experience resulting in a relevant diploma and college and career-ready graduates.” 

Scottsbluff High School was recognized for significant student achievements in 2023 with over 60 students placing top three in state Career and Technical Student Organizations, over 70 Seniors placed in internship programs with local businesses aligned to their educational goals.  The Class of 2023 earned a total of 2,685 college credits saving families an estimated $445,996 in college expenses.  In addition, eight seniors acquired certifications of completion from Western Nebraska Community College as welding and auto body technicians, four students earned their cosmetology license and more than 40 students completed their Certified Nursing Assistant license.

Assistant Principal Kelli Jensen, and Career and Technical Education teachers Anne Schmall and Alan Held accepted the award at the 50th Anniversary Nebraska Career & Technical Education Conference on behalf of SHS and the District.   For more information visit: