Academic courses offered in the high school include visual and performing arts, business classes, courses in independent living, home economics, life sciences, nutrition, shop, social sciences, agriculture, business math, law, and accounting. Hemingford Public Schools provide instruction and cutting edge learning in computer sciences, beginning in the lower elementary grades. The lower grades, in particular, feature multiple classrooms ensuring a low teacher to student ratio.
Additional classes are provided through the use of distance learning and adult educational programs are available in the high school in cooperation with the Western Nebraska Community College.
Educational Service Unit 13 provides additional resources in SPED services, as well as providing the school’s link to the internet.
Hemingford is part of the Western Nebraska Community College Area which encompasses 12 1/2 counties. The area is governed by an 11-member board of Governors elected by the area served.
Campus facilities are operated at Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) located in nearby (60 miles) Scottsbluff with college centers at Sidney and Alliance. College offerings are available in all Panhandle communities with specific needs.
Chadron State College, 40 miles north of Hemingford, is a state-supported, four-year institution and a unit of the Nebraska State College System. Established in 1911, the college is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Council on Social Work Education.