Prospective Scholars

Prospective Scholars

Make College a Reality

Nebraska College Preparatory Academy (NCPA) seeks academically talented 8th grade students who will be attending Grand Island Senior High School, Omaha North High Magnet School or Omaha South High Magnet School. The NCPA application opens in January.

NCPA provides academic, social, and college preparation to NCPA Scholars throughout high school. Scholars who successfully complete NCPA requirements will be provided:

  • Professional staff that will provide academic and career advising
  • Financial Promise to pay the cost of college, including tuition, books, room and board, and fees
  • Tutors, individual attention, and enhanced academic sessions
  • Seminars to build life skills and leadership ability
  • Activities to foster cooperation and team building
  • Summer Camps at Nebraska
  • Mentors

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Basic Eligibility
Requirements

  • Current 8th grade student whose parents never earned a four-year degree
  • Qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program
  • Nebraska resident and U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Will attend 9th – 12th grade at Grand Island Senior High, Omaha North High Magnet School or Omaha South High Magnet School
  • Has B average or above in middle school core classes of math, science, social studies, English and foreign language
  • Prepared to take Algebra 1-2 as a freshman
  • Commitment from parent or guardian
  • Be prepared for honors courses freshman year

Application Process

1

Complete Application

In order to be considered for review, you need to complete all application materials.

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2

The Interview Process

If selected as a semi-finalist, you and your family will interview with the NCPA team for final selection.

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The Interview Process

If selected as a semi-finalist, you and your family will interview with the NCPA team for final selection. Please refer to the letter you received for further instructions on selecting an interview time.

Omaha Parent/Scholar Interviews

Date, Time, and Location of The Interview Process
Date Time Location
5/1/2015 3:00pm–8:00pm Omaha North High School
5/2/2015
9:00am–5:00pm Omaha North High School

Grand Island Parent/Scholar Interviews

Date, Time, and Location of The Interview Process
Date Time Location
4/17/2015 3:00pm–7:00pm Grand Island Senior High
(Use Lafayette St Entrance)
4/18/2015 9:00am–4:00pm  Grand Island Senior High
(Use Lafayette St Entrance)
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When You're Selected

New NCPA Scholars attend a 3-day gender-specific camp at Nebraska a few weeks before the beginning of high school.

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