Lawrence College & Career Academy

  • The Lawrence College & Career Academy (LCCA) prepares students for self-sustainability through learning academic, career, social, and emotional skills leading to high school graduation, career path employment, and successful completion of a wide variety of post-secondary education opportunities.

    LCCA provides a "full-day" option for students who have completed one school year at Lawrence High School or Lawrence Free State High School. Students who choose to attend the Academy will experience:

    • Daily health, wellness, and prevention programming
    • Daily academic support programming
    • Individualized academic skill development designed to meet graduation requirements
    • Career skill development that leads to high-demand, self-sustaining careers
    • Integrated courses that identify the relevancy of academic content and provide links to career interests 

    Students who desire to attend the College & Career Academy must complete an application and a 15 minute face-to-face interview.  Students must have at least two (2) adult mentors (parents, guardians, mentors, teachers, counselors) who are willing to support the student's academic, social and career skill development.

Post-Secondary Preparation

  • Students at the College & Career Academy will enroll in academic or core courses that lead to high school graduation and a wide variety of post-secondary education opportunities.  Some courses are paired with career cohort courses.  Others may be online, with face-to-face teacher support.  Courses include:

    English Language Arts

    English 1 - Literature; English 2 - Literature

    English 1 - Writing; English 2 - Writing

    English 1 - Speaking and Listening; English 2 - Speaking and Listening


    Real & Complex Number Systems/Quantities


    Algebra 1; Algebra 2

    Functions and Models; Statistics and Probabilities


    Food Science I & II

    Forensic Science I & II


    Social Studies

    World History

    US History

    US Government

    Family Studies

    Economics and Financial Planning

    Some career preparation courses may meet academic or core graduation requirements.  All students must complete 23 credits (4.0 English, 3.0 Math, 3.0 Science, 3.0 Social Studies, 1.0 Fine Arts, 1.0 Health and Physical Education) towards high school graduation.  Fine Arts and Physical Education options are available.  




Career Preparation

  • Each student who attends the College & Career Academy selects a career cohort comprised of students with similar career interests.  These include:

    Business and Computer Technology

    Culinary Arts

    Design, Production, and Repair (including Automotive Mechanics, Welding, Construction and Engineering/Robotics)

    Health Science and Biomedicine

    Law, Public Service, and Safety

    Teacher Cadets

    Exploratory (10th Grade only)

    For more information on the courses in each cohort, visit our 2020-21 Courses page.


College & Career Academy

Lawrence College & Career Academy 2021 - 22 Application

  • We are currently accepting applications for students interested in enrolling at The Academy for the Fall semester.


    The 2022-23 College & Career Academy application is now available.  Prospective students may download an application or complete the application online. 

    To complete the application online click here: 2022 Fall Academy Application

    Questions about the application can be answered by calling (785) 832-5900.