Lebanon Community School Corporation Is Getting Students College and Career Ready
Writer / Amy Adams
From state-of-the-art science labs to dedicated police officers at each school, Lebanon Community School Corporation (LCSC) is committed to meeting the needs of its 3,400 students. LCSC serves the communities of Lebanon and Whitestown by employing more than 400 professional educators in Lebanon High School, Lebanon Middle School, and four elementary schools including Harney, Central, Hattie B. Stokes and Perry-Worth.
In addition, the Young Scholars Preparatory Pre-Kindergarten offers a play-based, hands-on academic program operated by Mental Health America of Boone County.
In May of 2022, district residents voted to pass both a capital and an operating referendum. As a part of the operating referendum, in September of 2023, LCSC will be breaking ground on a new elementary school at the intersection of John Bart Road and Fordice Road.
Both Harney and Perry-Worth will undergo substantial renovations, including the addition of classrooms for future growth, a new gymnasium and stage for Harney, and a new kitchen for Perry-Worth.
“These elementary school designs represent high-quality, modern facilities that were the centerpiece of our promise to our community during the recent capital referendum,” says Superintendent Dr. Jon Milleman.
Milleman also says the middle school will get a major renovation in 2024.
The district is prioritizing dedicated STEM space, along with providing a certified STEM teacher at each school.
At the high school level, high-quality educational opportunities include 14 Advanced Placement courses, 40 Career and Technical Education courses, and 36 dual-credit or college-credit courses. Such a rigorous academic curriculum and specialized programs led to more than $2 million in scholarships in 2022.
LCSC partners with more than 100 local businesses and organizations to provide work-based learning experiences that can provide students with skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce. With as many as 46% of Lebanon High School seniors participating in this robust program, students have interned in the mayor’s office, the fire department, law firms, veterinary clinics and more.
“I want to give credit to the city of Lebanon,” says Milleman, explaining that the Lebanon Redevelopment Commission has committed $120,000 per year for four years to the internship program at LCSC.
“It gets students in a professional work environment and prepares them for employment skills,” Milleman says. “And, of course, our goal is that we want kids to stay here or to come back and work here in our community.”
Beyond academics, extracurricular activities abound. March was a memorable month for DECA participants, winter sports student-athletes, and members of the Madrigal Singers and Concert Choir.
“Quite honestly, I think Lebanon is the best-kept secret, ” says Emily Wolfgang, Lebanon High School English teacher.
Find out more about LCSC at leb.k12.in.us, and visit them on social media. You can also call the administration center at 765-482-0380.