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Enrollment Information

Mission Statement

LAYC Career Academy engages and empowers young people between the ages of 16-24 by providing a college preparatory education, career training in high-growth occupations, and college-credit classes.

Student Handbook

Click on the links below for the student handbook in English and Spanish and learn about policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and academic requirements for students.

LAYCCA English Handbook

LAYCCA Spanish Handbook

Eligibility

Age, Residency

In order to apply to the LAYC Career Academy, the student must be between the ages of 16-24 and a DC resident. Students who turn 25 while enrolled may continue until the first day of the fall trimester.

All students are required to complete the enrollment process, which includes the appropriate paperwork, interview, and orientation.

Cost

The LAYC Career Academy is a public charter school in the District of Columbia and is therefore free to all students.

Required Enrollment Documents

To enroll in the LAYC Career Academy, all students must provide documents that certify proof of age and proof of residence. Additionally, they must provide vaccination records, a withdrawal form, and transcripts from previous schools.

In order to show proof of age, the applicant must provide ONE of the following:

  • Birth certificate
  • A valid driverís license showing the studentís name
  • A valid government or military issued ID showing the studentís name
  • A passport
  • A valid INS card showing the studentís name
  • A valid work permit

In order to show proof of DC Residency, the applicant must provide ONE of the following:

  • A pay stub or tax withholding statement within the last 45 days showing the studentís, parentís or legal guardianís name; or
  • Official proof of financial assistance (TANF) from the DC government showing the studentís, parentís or legal guardianís name; or
  • Supplemental Security Income annual benefits notification issued to the person enrolling the student within the past (12) months and indication his/her current address; or
  • Current valid court order indicating that the student is a ward of the District of Columbia
OR

In order to show proof of DC Residency, the applicant must provide TWO of the following:

  • A valid unexpired DC motor vehicle registration showing the studentís, parentís or legal guardianís name
  • A valid unexpired lease or rental agreement with paid receipts or cancelled checks for payment of rent showing the studentís, parentís or legal guardianís name
  • A valid DC driverís license showing the studentís, parentís or legal guardianís name
  • A DC utility bill (gas, water, or electric) and paid receipts or cancelled checks for payment of rent showing the studentís, parentís or legal guardianís name

Note: Cable, cell or telephone bills are not accepted.

Graduation Requirements

In order to enjoy the privileges and honors of being a LAYCCA graduate, the student must complete the following:

GED Students

  • Needs Credential
Prepathway Medical Assistant and College
  • Has Credential
  • Needs TABE 6 Math and Reading
  • Needs Microsoft Office Certifications
Prepathway IT
  • Has Credential
  • Needs TABE 6 Math and Reading
  • Needs IC3 Certifications

College Pathway

  • Has TABE 6 Math and Reading
  • Has MOS Certifications
  • Needs Completion of 6 College Credits
MA Pathway
  • Has TABE 6 Math and Reading
  • Needs CCMA Certification
  • Needs Internship
IT Pathway
  • Has TABE 6 Math and Reading
  • Has IC3 Certfications
  • Needs A+ Certification
  • Needs Internship
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 studentís race, color, religion, national origin, language spoken, intellectual or athletic ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, or status as a student with special needs.