Guidance and Academics
Lawrence Central is a comprehensive high school with the mission of serving the needs of a very diverse population. This diversity is one of the qualities that makes Lawrence Central a great environment for learning. Lawrence Central is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and by the Indiana Department of Education. It is cited by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the nation’s outstanding secondary schools.
The rich academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular programs, quality support of the community, and
a caring and highly professional staff are among the many characteristics of Lawrence Central that create an atmosphere that promotes success for all. Award-winning programs abound, not only for the academically gifted, but also for those with gifts in performing arts, athletics, or elective and demand- driven areas.
Lawrence Central offers a multitude of academic programs from which students can choose, including: Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Advanced College Project, Core 40, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), English as a New Language, and a comprehensive Exceptional
Career Education, Technology, Biomedical, and Engineering offerings are available in collaboration with the McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology, where students learn skills valued in today’s job market.