Welcome to the Lexington Two Innovation Center. Our second year is an exciting one.
Our 15 programs, AP course offerings, core academic classes, and dual enrollment courses offer our students a variety of options to not only earn credits, but obtain industry credentials and certifications to give them a competitive edge upon graduation. Our Class of 2019 students saved more than $200,000 by completing their training for professional certifications at the Innovation Center, rather than taking the training post-graduation. That's in addition to the record $17.4 million in scholarships for the Class of 2019.
We are excited to offer our students several core academic classes this year at the Innovation Center, to pair with their CTE classes. This allows students and teachers the opportunity to collaborate with other teachers and to offer hands-on learning and apply new skills and concepts in core classes. Lexington Two recently became the first area school district to partner with Midlands Tech on the career pathways program. Under the new agreement, Midlands Tech will award dual enrollment or exemption credit for specified courses taken by Lexington Two high school students pursuing academic and/or career pathways in several areas, among them engineering technologies, select business, information technology, health care, and a number of careers in the industrial and building industries. These students will be able to earn their academic credentials sooner and move into the workforce quickly. Lexington Two was also the first area district to partner with Midlands Tech on the Early College program, which allows students to earn college credit — and potentially an Associate Degree — during the regular high school day. This year, we also have welcomed the Early College students and faculty to our campus this year.
We want our students to not only learn new skills and concepts but have the opportunity to apply them in hands-on, real-world situations. Our state-of-the-art labs and shops, field studies, Work-Based Learning, and job shadowing opportunities ensure all students have experiences to Explore new ideas, Expand on skills and content learned, and are Empowered to be successful in their future endeavors.
Director Joni Coleman