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101 East Laurel
Springfield, IL 62704
School Closure

Please check your Edmentum account periodically for information on expectations while we are closed during this time. I will message you through that program any comments on your work, as well as "next steps" information.

Keep in mind that you can use the lesson Guided Notes for your notes as you study. You can type in them, then record the notes in your notebook (they do not save in Edmentum), or print them out at home.

Any questions—email me at jlreed@sps186.org, or you can message me through the Edmentum program.

I'm very proud of each of you—we have had 100% of you working on your courses at one time or another while we've been away from school. Please keep up that awesome work, and know I miss seeing you all sitting in the classroom!


Stay healthy!

onlineLEC returning students 2019-20 school year registration information

Registration this year will be face to face. There are some items that can be accomplished using the online registration however it can be completed here at school. Students and parent must come to register at Lawrence. An overview of the program, orientation with staff, and educational planning will take place during this face to face meeting. If you have questions about registration and or the program please call the main office at 525-3233.


2019-20 School Year

Hello 2019!

Welcome students! The new semester brings us another resource to use in our teaching and learning toolbox.  The school district has contracted with Edmentum to use courses in their Plato program. There are other student-centered options available also, such as text-to-speech in lessons. The onlineLEC program is an in-school alternative program. OnlineLEC requires students to attend all day from 9:00 am-3:00pm. 

New Students: If you have been referred to the OnlineLEC program and have not yet registered, please contact the office at Lawrence Education Center at 525-3233 to find out when registration is held. A short orientation is also included with registration in the classroom with the insructor

 The focus this year is not only on completing courses for graduation, but preparing students for college/tech school or the world of work. Friday mornings we hold a group session called "Careers" where we discuss topics around the world of work, with emphasis on narrowing down career choices that match each person's personality. These group discussions are an opportunity to not only work in teams, but to work on soft skills while learning about life beyond high school. Participation is required in order to obtain class credit.

Workshops and meetings are held periodically throughout the school year. Parents as Teachers program provides pregnant or parenting students with support and resources. Speakers are invited to the building to share career information. At various times throughout the year we are visited by representatives from post-secondary and vocational institutions, such as Lincoln Land Community College, Midwest Tech, Ohio Tech. Students are strongly encouraged to talk with the representatives to gain more knowledge about their course offerings for their Beyond Graduation Life. We are looking forward to another successful, rewarding school year!

Hey Students—Lincoln Library is providing free ecards for students. You can access books, music, movies and videos, Rosetta Stone, TV shows, archived newspapers, as well as reference documents.  Go to the Library's website: lincolnlibrary.info and add your student ID (not your lunch pin) to the end of this number: 3260000. You will be amazed at all the library has to offer, so take advantage of this site.

New Semester--New Year! 2019/20

With the start of a new year, the OnlineLEC program will focus on being prepared. We will emphasize preparing for:  the SAT, work, college, life! Looking forward to all this new year offers us!


onlineLEC is Springfield Public School District 186's latest program to serve the educational needs of the non-traditional student. The program offers:

  • Small class size

  • Opportunity to recover credits

  • Full range of high school credit classes

  • Ability for students to focus on tasks and not on the progress of classmates

  • Immediate feedback on progress

  • Comfortable, accessible facility

 Students in the online program are provided with options. We individualize learning for students and find ways to make them successful. Invest in your future and begin coursework at onlineLEC as soon as possible! Contact your home school academic dean for referral process.

Next Steps--Beyond High School

Students are encouraged to visit the following websites to gain more information on life beyond high school. To obtain log-in information for Career Cruising, see Mrs. Reed.