Frequently Asked Questions About
Lewis & Clark Career Center
Q. How many schools attend Lewis & Clark Career Center?
A. We are currently serving 15 partner schools in St. Charles County (13 public, 2 private) in St. Charles County.
Q. How many programs are there at Lewis & Clark?
A. There are currently 14 programs.Q. How are slots for each sending school determined?
A. Slots are determined by the sending school sophomore and junior population. The larger the school, the larger the number of slots. Each district decides how many total students can come to Lewis & Clark
Q. Who chooses which students come to Lewis & Clark?
A. Admissions decisions are made by a collaborative team of representatives from Lewis & Clark and each sending school.
Q. What are the criteria?
A. Each application is scored on a rubric...GPA, attendance, discipline, short essay questions and the results of the OASIS test (given at the partner school). For IEP students, as identified and referred by the sending school, ACE results are reviewed in addition to the previously mentioned criteria. If the OASIS test result does not support a student we will look at the student's transcript or EOC scores to see success in basic algebra skills (Electrical, HVAC, Machining), mathematical skills (Building Trades), reading skills (Auto Service, Auto Collision, Welding, Computer classes), and biology and science classes (Health/Health Related Occupations), for example.
Q. Can students earn college credit in any program?
A. Students can earn college credit in Health/Health Related Occupations, Computer Maintenance & Networking, and Power Equipment Technology.
Q. How and when will I know if my son/daughter has been accepted to Lewis & Clark?
A. Students will find out by both their school counselor and from a letter of acceptance from Lewis & Clark. Enrollment decisions take place in February, March, and April.
Q. My child’s first choice of a program is full. What other options are there?
A. Your son/daughter may want to consider another program that matches his/her aptitude and interest. Example: A student who is unable to get into Building Trades may want to consider Brick & Stone Masonry or Electrical Trades. Or, he/she may decide to stay on a waiting list for an opening to occur.
Q. If my son/daughter is on a waiting list, how will I find out if an opening occurs?
A. Lewis & Clark notifies the sending schools as openings occur. Spaces are then filled by the sending schools in coordination with Lewis & Clark. The sending school notifies its students who are on a waiting list.
Q. How many students are in each program?
A. There are approximately 16 students in each section (a.m. - p.m.). Some classes are limited to 12, and others
may have as many as 18.
Q. How does transportation to Lewis & Clark work?
A. Each partner school provides bus transportation. We allow students to drive if they have secured a Lewis & Clark Career Center parking permit.
Q. What are the class times for Lewis & Clark?
A. a.m. 7:40 - 10:17
p.m. 11:10 - 1:55
Q. How do I get to see classes in session?
A. There are regular "shadow days" where students can see two or sometimes three classes in session. Please contact yoru school counseling office to arrange.
Lewis and Clark Career Center technical programs are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, gender or disability.