Training for Real Life

At Laurelbrook Academy, we believe school should be about more than memorizing facts and reading textbooks. A true education prepares you for a life of usefulness and service. To give you this preparation, four hours of every school day are dedicated to vocational training. In addition to earning you academic credit, you can even earn a scholarship based on your vocational training grade.

To ensure you get a chance to learn a variety of skills during your stay at Laurelbrook, students rotate through several areas of vocational training each year. By graduation you will be able to say that you helped prepare entire meals, fix cars in the body shop, and harvest plants in the greenhouses and garden. You may even choose to become a CNA, a volunteer firefighter, or an ASE certified auto mechanic. Vocational certificates are awarded for each trade you learn.

Graduate knowing you are prepared for what lies ahead, and have the skills you need to be a blessing to your community.

Below are some of the work opportunities your student may participate in.

Vocational Training Coordinator

Brenda Herra



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"Every youth, on leaving school, should have acquired a knowledge of some trade or occupation by which, if need be, he may earn a livelihood. "

-Education, p.218