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We prefer you contact us by e-mail or phone, so we can respond faster. Our mailing address is: LAYC Career Academy 3224 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20010.

How to Get to LAYCCA

Public Transportation Metrobus the closest bus stop is on 16th St NW near Irving St NW. Bus Routes: S1, S2, S4, S9 connect to the Metro subway at the Columbia Heights Metro station (near 14th and Irving Street, N.W.) The Stop ID from 16th St NW is 1001989. Click here for more information about the bus routes The Metro subway station closest to LAYC Career Academy is the Columbia Heights Metro station at 3030 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20009.

Capital Bikeshare The District of Columbia's Department of Transportation launched Capital Bikeshare in the fall of 2010 to help decrease car emissions and increase healthy activity. The bike station nearest the LAYC Career Academy is two blocks from the building at 14th & Harvard St NW. For membership, pricing and additional station locations, visit the Capital Bikeshare website.

Parking Near Layc Career Academy Street parking near the school is very limited. There is garage parking at Best Buy on 14th and Irving. The use of public transportation is strongly encouraged when visiting the LAYC Career Academy.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

  • When is the first day of school? The next trimester will start with orientation on January 5th, 2017.
  • How long does it take for a student to graduate from the LAYC Career Academy? Students will complete the LAYC Career Academy in one to seven years, depending on the studentís level upon enrollment and the studentís commitment.
  • What are the phases LAYC Career Academy has instead of grades? The LAYC Career Academy has phases instead of grades so that students move through the program at their own pace. Students progress to the next phase when they are ready, rather.
  • What is the school day like for students? School begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM. Students will have six class periods for fifty minutes each and a break for lunch.
  • Do you have classes for English Language Learners (ELL classes)? Yes, we do have classes for English Language Learners (ELL).
  • What if I don't get accepted? --There may be opportunities for new students to enroll at the end of each trimester of school. Additionally, LAYC Career Academy will increase enrollment to 200 students in 2016-2017
  • Can I still apply? --YES!! You can still apply for the LAYC Career Academy. We are currently accepting applications!!!
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.