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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 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 traditional academic courses — in one place.

All about the Academic Center

Mark Covelle, Ed.D.


610-799-1364 |

Jennifer Blaukovitch


610-799-1491 |

Shirley Chanitz

Intervention Assistant

610-799-1389 |

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 outfitted with the latest technology, including interactive whiteboards, laptops and virtual reality equipment.

College credit opportunities

Students can earn college credit by completing select Academic Center courses, such as, Accelerated English Language Arts III and IV.

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

Academic Center 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 attend sporting events, enjoy prom, celebrate graduation and mark other milestones at their sending schools.

The latest Academic Center news

LCTI adult workforce education school

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute hires six new teachers

The JOC also approved hiring an administrator and a support staffer.

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Important information for new and returning students

Here are some tips and reminders to get you started in 2019-2020.

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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


English Language Arts II

English Language Arts III

English Language Arts IV

Accelerated English
Language Arts III

Accelerated English
Language Arts IV

Amanda Darragh, Teacher

Kathy Khanuja, Teacher

Donna Miller, Teacher

Douglas Troxell, Teacher


Algebra II




Vince Dabrowski, Teacher

Matthew Pirolli, Teacher

Stacy Sommer, Teacher




Environmental Science


Marina Busuek, Teacher

Laura Kinane, Teacher

Darren Moore

Kathleen Siekonic, Teacher

Social Studies

American Studies II

World Cultures

American Government/

Accelerated American Government/Civics/

James Dawson Jr., Teacher

Taylor Lindsey, Teacher

John Loeper, Teacher

Matthew Pirolli, Teacher

Sean Thomson, Teacher

Physical Education

Wellness/Fitness 11

Wellness/Fitness 12

Kelly Bracetty, Teacher

Donald Brensinger, Teacher

Adam Legath

Charlene Rarick-Knauss, Teacher

Recent 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