About Us

About Us

Lakota's Academy is the definition of personalized education. The alternative high school program, located on Lakota West's freshman campus and available to both Lakota East and Lakota West ninth- through twelfth-graders, offers students the opportunity to earn their high school diploma in a smaller more flexible environment. Students facing different circumstances or struggling with the traditional high school format can work at their own pace with the benefits of a curriculum that combines online instruction with one-on-one support from the Academy's academic staff.

The Academy's individualized approach explains why the student profile is far from “cookie cutter.” For some, the smaller environment conquers the social challenges that come with attending a large high school. For others, the flexible work schedule allows students to fulfill personal obligations that tend to compete with the traditional school day, like work or medical care, for example. And still, for many others, the access to one-on-one teacher support and a pace that matches their own allows them to catch up on credits and sometimes even graduate early. 

Watch this video to learn more the Career Readiness Academy and to hear from students who have benefited from the Academy's alternative format. Click here to read more student success stories.