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 at Lawrence High School and 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 or phone 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.
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
Life Science 1; Life Science 2
Physical Science 1; Physical Science 2
Earth and Space Science
Geography and Human Activity
Civics and US Government
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.
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
Design, Production, and Repair (including Automotive Mechanics, Welding, Construction and Engineering/Robotics)
Health Science and Biomedicine
Law, Public Service, and Safety
Exploratory (10th Grade only)
For more information on the courses in each cohort, visit our 2020-21 Courses page.
Lawrence College & Career Academy 2020 - 21 Application
The 2020 - 21 College & Career Academy application is now available. Prospective students may download and application or complete the application online.
To complete the application online click here: 2020 - 21 College & Career Academy Application
The application is available below and can be downloaded, printed and returned to the Lawrence College & Career Center at 2910 Haskell.
Questions about the application can be answered by calling (785) 832-5900.