Registration full for Greater Lafayette Career Academy

Registration is full and almost all of the teachers are hired as the Greater Lafayette Career Academy is prepping for its first day of school.

Posted: May 20, 2019 11:16 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Registration is full and almost all of the teachers are hired as the Greater Lafayette Career Academy prepares for its first day of school.

But that's not until August 13th.

For now, the 94,000-square-foot space is readying for 200 high schoolers with the help of Lafayette School Corporation Superintendent Les Huddle.

"I think the hardest part is probably still to come," said Huddle.

It's less than 90 days until 200 high schoolers spend half their days preparing for college, a career or a calling.

Huddle delivers his truth.

"Failure is not going to be an option here," said Huddle.

The Greater Lafayette Career Academy is something Huddle is proud of.

"I think my impression is a little skewed or bias but to me its looking great," said Huddle. 

It's a partnership between school corporations in Tippecanoe County that allows any high school student to take the classes.

Those initial courses include health care, Project Lead The Way, culinary arts, criminal justice and I.T.

There is a maker's room as well. The purpose is to let the students creativity guide their passion.

"Experiences that the kids can get here is going to be a lifelong benefit to them," said Huddle.

The career academy isn't just for them. Huddle said the public is invited to eat at the restaurant and take tours of the building. It will be a secured building with plenty of room for growth.

Huddle said if all three corporations work together the final result will be exactly what they want.

"It's a cooperative effort between the three school corporations," said Huddle. "I think you're going to see one result and I think it will be a great one."

Phase two of the project will include more courses like agriculture, auto service technology and welding.

That process won't be finished until 2021.

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