Academy of Information Technology at Carencro High

Academy Affiliation and Vision

The Academy of Information Technology at Carencro High School is an affiliate of NAF (formerly known as National Academy Foundation), through which the AOIT receives curricular, professional development and program support, regional/national connections and the collective experiences of AOIT programs throughout the nation. The AOIT will introduce students to the opportunities in the Information Technology industry and will equip them with the skills they need to seek higher education and/or enter the digital workforce.

Community Connections

The AOIT is guided by an Advisory Board, composed of local IT professionals, an AOIT parent, student and alumnus; and representatives of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, South Louisiana Community College, Academy of Interactive Entertainment, and the Lafayette Parish School System. This and other community partnerships are geared toward providing real-life experiences and keeping the Academy program grounded in the reality of the IT field.

AOIT Curriculum

Students will take one technology class their freshmen year and two technology classes each year thereafter. Technology courses include Computer Literacy I, CompTIA Fundamentals (emphasizing Networking and Computer Maintenance & Support and the opportunity for certifications in Internet Computing Core, CompTIA Fundamentals, and CompTIA A+), Web Design (Fundamentals of HTML, CSS, Javascript), Computer Applications (with the opportunity for Microsoft Office Certifications and workforce development preparation), App Development, and Java.

Additional activities include guest speakers, socials, job readiness skills, and community service. A paid internship in the IT field is required in the summer between the junior and senior year.
For more information about the AOIT, visit the AOIT website. You also can call 337.521.7391 or email Director, Claire Trouard, cetrouard@lpssonline.com

Eligibility Requirements

● Complete the application.
● Complete the student essay within the application. Essays written by the parent will be ineligible.
● Attend an AOIT Information Session. This is a mandatory part of the application process.
● Applicants applying to enter into the 10th grade must pass the Readiness Assessment Exam or have an IC3 industry-based certification.

Once students are enrolled in the program, in order to remain eligible for the Academy coursework, students are expected to maintain pass Academy elective course and have a good record of attendance and discipline.
 

For more information about the AOIT, visit the AOIT website. You also can call 337.521.7391 or email Director, Claire Trouard, cetrouard@lpssonline.com