Beth Ormseth, Principal of LakeView Technology Academy spoke at our luncheon updating us on where LVTA is at today and the plans for its future.   LakeView is a choice High School with 40 full time students, there admission process involves a rubric where students answer questions and are given points and if their interests align with one of their programs: Engineering/Manufacturing (i.e., Engineering, CCN, Automation), Biomedical Science (i.e., Vet Tech – Pre Med) and Information Technology (i.e., Programming/Web Design).  Engineering and IT offer Project Lead the Way classes which allow for transfer of some credits to the college level. They already have with MSOE and Marquette and are working on one with Carthage.  They are currently working to finalize their plans for building a new school on the Chrysler site, their current building is old (1995) and since they rent the space, the maintenance is not on the KUSD schedule, so much has been delayed. The new school will allow for easier access for students to get there, the ability to add approx. 300 part-time Juniors/Seniors who will take core classes at their home school and then spend the afternoon taking classes in one of the three program tracks.  LVTA is not the only “specialty” program school. KUSD has a ton of Pathways for students – ITA has a culinary program, Tremper has Automotive, etc.