Attendance grows at the Lincoln Career Academy

With about 700 high school student, the Career Academy’s attendance has jumped 20 percent from last year. Director Dan Hohensee believes this growth will continue.

“The experiences they get here with the field trips,” said Hohensee. “We get expert instructors and with just all the hands on opportunities really makes a difference for kids and that’s what makes the career academy a special place”.

Created in conjunction with SCC and LPS, the Career Academy allows for junior and senior high school students to earn college credits while focusing on a specific subject.

Currently, the academy, located at SCC, offers 17 different pathways; from skilled programs like welding to health sciences, criminal justice, K-12 education, and engineering.

“It’s a great opportunity,” said senior Jerick Svec, “that i have really enjoyed… a lot”.

As the academy continues to grow, educators say they may need more support to accommodate their expanding classes.

 

“The community helping us out is a critical part of the career academy,” said Hohensee. “So we are looking for all kinds of opportunities to engage the community with our career academy student. They need to see what a great place Lincoln really is”.

The Career Academy is always looking for more volunteers to act as mentors. They are also looking for more businesses and industries for their students to tour.

Throughout October, the Career Academy will be hosting several recruitment events for high school juniors and seniors.

For more information about this program, visit home.lps.com/tca/.

 

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