Burke Communications Academy

  • Communications

    A Burke student will graduate with learned communication skills that will help them succeed after high school.  Whether designing digital works, expanding their knowledge at the next level or ready to explore the workforce, a Bulldog will be... Ready. To. Create.

    Communication Academy students can choose from FOUR pathways:

    • Digital Journalism: Learn how to tell important stories
    • Teaching: Learn the craft of teaching in a diverse environment
    • Web and Digital Design:  Learn to creatively display digital material
    • Audio/Visual Production:  Learn to communicate through video and audio

    Possible Career Fields

    • Animator
    • Artist
    • Journalist
    • Teacher
    • Website Designer
    • Computer Programmer
    • Creative Consultant
    • Digital Media Specialist
    • Entrepreneur
    • Exhibit Designer
    • Film Effects Developer
    • Graphic Designer
    • Illustrator
    • Interior Designer
    • IT Specialist
    • Landscape Designer


    Pathway Options


    Digital Journalism Pathway Courses:

    • 9th Grade: Photo Journalism, Digital Journalism
    • 10th Grade: H Digital Journalism 3-4
    • 11th Grade: H Digital Journalism 5-6 or Editorial Leadership
    • 12th Grade: H Digital Journalism 7-8 or Editorial Leadership

    Teaching as a Profession Pathway Courses:

    • 10th Grade: Lifespan Development 1, Principles of Education and Training
    • 11th Grade: Best Practices in Education 1-2
    • 12th Grade: Introduction to Education, Education Practicum 1-2

    Web and Digital Design Pathway Courses:

    • 10th Grade: Digital Media 1, Color and Design Foundations 1
    • 11th Grade: Web Design 1-2
    • 12th Grade: Web Design 3-4


    Audio Visual Production Pathway Courses:

    • 10th Grade: Digital Media 1, A/V Foundations 1
    • 11th Grade: A/V Productions 1-2, Content Creation Course (See electives below)
    • 12th Grade: A/V Production 3-4

    Suggested Academy Electives:

    Academy Electives All Pathways Can Take:

    • Digital Design
    • Marketing 1-4
    • Computer Graphic Design 1-6
    • A/V Production 1-4
    • H Journalism 1-2
    • Photo Journalism 1
    • H Newspaper 1-6
    • H Yearbook 1-6
    • H Digital Journalism 1-6
    • Digital Photography 1
    • Digital Music Composition 1
    • Creative Writing
    • Debate
    • Speech
    • Communication Law 1

    Content Creation Electives:

    • Film Acting and Direction 1-2
    • Film Production 1
    • Digital Music Composition 1
    • AP Studio Art
    • Computer Graphic Design 1-6

    Other Recommended Electives:

    • African American History
    • Native American Culture
    • Sociology
    • Psychology
    • Spanish
    • French

    Experiences Beyond the Classroom:

    • Theatrical and Film Productions
    • Internship opportunities
    • Professional Mentors
    • Hands-on practice Experience with industry standard technology
    • Develop a school newspaper and yearbook
    • Help Omaha non-profits develop their on-line presence
    • Work real-time with teachers to learn their craft