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Welcome to LAYC Career Academy

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Applications are accepted online, or in person.

The LAYC Career Academy is an innovative model that provides youth ages 16-24 with college credits / AP-style classes; a rigorous and flexible GED, college preparatory curriculum; and career preparation in the healthcare and information technology fields.

The LAYC Career Academy is a school for youth who want to: LAYC Career Academy is currently accepting students for the new school year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis so youth should apply ASAP but no later than December 9th. Our next session starts January 5th. We are looking for students ages 16-24 who are DC residents and either have a high school diploma/GED or want to earn one with us. LAYC Career Academy serves as a bridge between a high school and post secondary education where students can earn a GED (if needed) and the following:

  • Become Medical Assistants - $30,000 starting salary and high demand from employers.
  • Become A+ Certified Computer Hardware Technicians - $35,000 starting salary and high demand from employers.
  • Begin their college education - Complete free college classes with the Community College of the District of Columbia and/or Bard College
Youth can apply online or they can come to the school Monday through Friday 9-3pm to apply in person. The address is 3047 15th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009. We are one block from the Columbia Heights metro.

If youth have any questions, they can call the school at 202-319-2228 or email Chemine Sharpe Chemine@laycca.org or our Schools Registrar Ashley McQueen a.mcqueen@laycca.org.

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The LAYCCA PCS is open to any resident of the District of Columbia between the ages of 16 and 24. LAYC Career Academy PCS prohibits discrimination on the basis of a student's race, color, religion, national origin, language spoken, intellectual or athletic ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, or status as a student with special needs.