Academy of Information Technology at Carencro High
Academy Affiliation and Vision
The Academy of Information Technology at Carencro High School is an affiliate of the 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.
Opportunities After High School
Post-Secondary Education - Because the Academy's curriculum meets TOPS requirements and incorporates college preparatory courses, students will be ready for the challenges of higher education. Articulation agreements with the local institutions of higher learning will allow AOIT students to graduate from CHS with college credit.
World of Work - Students will be able to develop the personal, analytical, technical and communication skills they need to succeed in the job market. They will have the opportunity to obtain national/international industry certifications and get work experience in the IT field through the AOIT internship program.
The AOIT is guided by an Advisory Board, composed of members of local IT professionals, an AOIT parent, student and alumnus; and representatives of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette , technical colleges and Lafayette Parish School System. This and other community partnerships are geared toward providing real-life experiences and toward keeping the Academy program grounded in the reality of the IT field.
Students will take two technology classes and four core academic courses per year. Technology courses include Computer Literacy I and II (emphasizing Networking and Computer Maintenance & Support and the opportunity for certifications in Internet Computing Core, CompTIA Fundamentals, and CompTIA A+), Web Design, Advance Web, Digital Graphics, Business Computer Applications (with the opportunity for Microsoft Office Certifications), Programming (C++, Python), App Development, Java, and Video Game Design.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
What Students are Saying...
"Being in the Academy of Information Technology for the past four years has given me a great appreciation for the Schools of Choice program. I enjoy all the the technology assets we've had access to and the lasting relationships I've built with other AOIT students. Working closely with my friends on hands-on projects in a tight knit environment has really allowed me to get the full high school experience as well as prep for college and real-world situations. Plus, the paid internship during the summer of my junior year was an awesome experience that helped me understand how technology is used outside our personal lives, something I wouldn't have had otherwise."
-Theron Scranton; Carencro High AOIT student