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Osceola School System
Osceola Public Schools are part of Nebraska School District 19. The Junior/Senior high school, built in 1975 with a new athletic complex completed in 1982, has a maximum capacity of 300 allowing for low student-to-teacher ratios. It is estimated that 99 percent of the eighth grade students finish high school. Courses offered in high school include college prepatory and trade. Osceola also offers courses in career education. The school district's special education program is available for students with special needs. To learn more about why Osceola schools take great pride in their students, visit the Osceola School Page.
Adult educational programs are available as requested in the high school in conjunction with Central Community College, Platte Campus.
Educational Service Unit
Osceola is a member of Educational Service Unit 7, which is headquartered in Columbus and serves seven counties. Services include staff development, technology, health production, copying, and special education.
Osceola is part of the Central Community College which encompasses 25 counties. The college is governed by an 11-member Board of Governors elected by the citizens of the area served. The college maintains administrative offices in Grand Island and operates campuses at Hastings, Columbus, and Grand Island as well as practical nursing programs at Kearney, Grand Island, and Columbus and Community Education Centers in 90 communities in the area.
The Platte Campus in Columbus offers 17 vocational-technical programs and 13 academic transfer programs designed for transfer to four-year colleges. Enrollment includes on & off campus students who completed business, industrial, and professional training programs provided by the campus for local employers.
Central Community College credit courses are available on an individualized basis through the Osceola Learning Center located at Osceola High School. Learning Center students work on courses independently, using course materials from the Platte Campus in Columbus.
Central Community College works with area industries, retail establishments, and other agencies and organizations in planning customized in-service and/or in-plant training programs.
For further information on any of these programs visit the Central Community College, Platte Campus web site.