LRHS Announces Water Utility Academy: Applications Open for 2020-21

Lake Region High’s new Water Academy is accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year.

“This is the first academy of its kind within the school district. It’s a very exciting opportunity for rising juniors who are interested in water, and the career opportunities that exist with local water utilities,” said Principal MaryJo Costine.

Created through a partnership between the school, local water municipalities, and PCPS’ Workforce Education department, the Water Academy has space for 50 rising juniors and seniors. Students from throughout the district are invited to apply.

Students accepted to the Water Academy will learn about hydrology, geological principles of water resources, wetlands management, stormwater systems, environmental water resources, equipment and facilities maintenance, and scientific and research concepts through face-to-face and virtual activities. Students will also be prepared to earn state certification.

Please see the Polk County Public Schools news story for more information about the LRHS Water Academy: https://tinyurl.com/y24v4fqu

To apply for the Water Academy, click here: https://tinyurl.com/y2l2j6uw