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Get the best of both worlds

Students in grades 9-12 may opt to attend Lehigh Career & Technical Institute for a full day. Full-day students take college-prep academic courses in LCTI’s Academic Center, rather than at their sending high schools. It’s the best of both worlds — career and technical education programs plus academic courses — in one place.

All about the Academic Center

Jamie Carr

Assistant Principal

610-799-1364 |

Tara Keenan


610-799-1363 |

The Academic Center advantage

Small class sizes

The average Academic Center class size is 20 to 25 students. As a result, students get plenty of one-on-one time with their teachers.

Highly qualified teachers

Academic Center teachers are state certified in the subjects they teach, ensuring a rigorous and relevant learning environment for students.

Modern facilities

Academic Center classrooms are equipped with the latest teaching and learning tools, including interactive whiteboards and laptops.

College credit opportunities

Students can earn college credit by completing select Academic Center courses, such as Cultural Geography and Research & Composition.

Dual-enrollment options

Eligible students can get a head start on their postsecondary education by enrolling in courses at nearby Lehigh Carbon Community College.

Challenging coursework

The Academic Center’s college-prep courses meet or exceed graduation requirements, preparing students for college and career success.

Integrated curriculum

Academic lessons complement LCTI’s career and technical education programs through hands-on and problem-based learning activities.

Community connection

Full-day students study at LCTI, but participate in sports, enjoy prom, celebrate graduation and mark other milestones at their sending schools.

Academic Center news

Academic Center success stories

Nancy Eskander

Nancy is a Louis E. Dieruff Husky.

Peter Baxter

Peter is an Emmaus Green Hornet.

Bryanna Ruiz

Bryanna is a William Allen Canary.

Alex Ortiz

Alex is a Southern Lehigh Spartan.

Academic Center courses & faculty


College Prep English
Language Arts I

College Prep English
Language Arts II

College Prep English
Language Arts III

College Prep English
Language Arts IV

Dual Credit English 105: Research & Composition

Dual Credit English 106: Introduction to Literature

Marc Bonanni, Teacher

Kathy Khanuja, Teacher

Donna Miller, Teacher

Douglas Troxell, Teacher


College Prep Algebra I

College Prep Algebra II




Dual Credit Math 105:
College Algebra

Vince Dabrowski, Teacher

Darren Moore, Teacher

Stacy Sommer, Teacher

Jade Wilhelm, Teacher


Principles of Scientific Inquiry



Environmental Science


Dual Credit Biology 135: Intro to Environmental Science

Marina Busuek, Teacher

Mark Heusser, Teacher

Laura Kinane, Teacher

Darren Moore, Teacher

Kathleen Siekonic, Teacher

Social Studies

College Prep American Studies I

College Prep: American
Studies II

College Prep World Cultures

College Prep American Government/Civics/Economics

Dual Credit Geography 110: Cultural Geography

Dual Credit Political Science 141: American Federal Government

James Dawson Jr., Teacher

Taylor Lindsey, Teacher

John Loeper, Teacher

Matthew Pirolli, Teacher

Sean Thomson, Teacher


College Prep Wellness/Fitness 11

College Prep Wellness/Fitness 12

Dual Credit Health 101: Personal & Community Health

Dual Credit Physical Education 143: Weight Training & Fitness

Kelly Bracetty, Teacher

Donald Brensinger, Teacher

Travis Hontz, Teacher

Adam Legath, Teacher

Academic Center photos

LCTI students in Academic Center classroom
LCTI students in Academic Center classroom
LCTI students in Academic Center classroom
LCTI students in Academic Center classroom
LCTI students in Academic Center classroom
LCTI students in Academic Center classroom
LCTI students in Academic Center classroom
LCTI students in Academic Center classroom

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Schnecksville, PA

Preparing all students for their personalized career pathway