• The Academies at Lancaster High School

    What is a Career Academy?

    Career academies are designed to prepare students for both college and careers. They are schools within schools that link students with peers, teachers, and community partners in a structured environment that fosters academic success*.

    3 Primary elements of LHS career academies

      • A small learning community (SLC)
      • A college-prep sequential curriculum with a career theme
      • A community advisory board that forges partnerships with employers, higher education, and the community

    *Source: NCAC: National Standards of Practice for Career Academies (2021)  


Academy Application - Class of 2027

  • Steps to Apply

    Be certain to ask questions during presentations in Freshmen Foundations

    Step One Attend Academy Information Night

    • January 25, 2024 6:30pm - Parents and students encouraged to attend (not required)


    Step two Complete the Application




    step three Verify all steps are complete

    • Deadline February 9th at 3pm
    • Review all items in your first choice academy Google Classroom  



    January 22nd-25th, 2024

    • Ask questions during presentations in Freshmen Foundations


    Thursday, January 25th, 2024

    • Attend Academy Information Night
    • Applications Open


    January 25th-Feb 9th

    • Complete the online application
    • Follow academy-specific directions.
    • Request teacher recommendations


    Friday, February 9th, 2024 3pm

    • Deadline for all application parts
    • Final day to request teacher recommendations


    Friday, March 1st, 2024

    • Acceptance Decisions

Academy Student Outcomes

  • One of the many great opportunities at Lancaster High School is membership in one of its career academies.

    Academy Student Outcomes:

    • Greater college and career readiness.
    • Stronger career interests and direction.
    • Positive relationships with peers and teachers.
    • Numerous work-based experiences.
    • Leadership & Interpersonal Skills.
    • College credit and industry certifications.
    • Meaningful connections within the community.

    Freshmen families are strongly encouraged to attend Academy Information Night in January.

Last Modified on January 19, 2024