Important Announcement

After careful consideration, the LAYC Career Academy has decided to operate via distance learning through the end of December 2020. This decision was made with the safety of our students, staff and their families in mind given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The school hopes to open in person in January 2021 and will let the community know about that decision in early December 2020.  Although the school will not be open for on-site classes, we will invite students who would like to do their work on campus to sign up for bi-weekly in person study halls.  More information on study halls will be available shortly.  Career Academy will release its formal distance learning and reopening plan on the school’s website later this month for those who are interested in more details. 

Career Academy is currently enrolling students for its distance learning program, if you’re interested in enrolling, please complete this form and a staff member will contact you shortly to explain the program and get you started. 

Welcome to

LAYC Career Academy

We envision a future in which all youth in the District of Columbia will launch a career with opportunities for advancement, and become engaged members of the community.

LAYC Career Academy engages and empowers young people between the ages of 16 and 24 by providing a college preparatory education, career training in high-growth occupations and/or college-credit classes. We prepare students with industry training while helping to award industry recognized certifications.




Would you like to secure a career in the rapidly growing, high paying  technology field?

Our Information Technology program will allow you to develop valuable career experience while building credentials within your field. Students and graduates are given access to many resources. In addition, our instructors will give the hands-on experience necessary to be successful in this particular field. The IT program also assists with externship placement AND job placement.

Do you wish to get your foot in the door as a healthcare professional? 

The Career Academy Medical Assistant (MA) program is designed for students who have a desire to work with doctors and other health professionals in a clinical setting.

Are you interested in broadening your options through earning free college credits?

LAYCCA prepares students interested in a postsecondary degree by providing academic coursework intended to ensure their success in college. As participants in the College Pathway, students earn college credits through the Dual Enrollment Program. Dual Enrollment students take courses through our partnerships with Bard College and the University of the District of Columbia Community College. The courses are at NO cost to the student. Students may also do this in conjunction with the Medical Assistant or Information Technology Pathway programs.

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