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101 East Laurel
Springfield, IL 62704
SABERS Screening Letter

Parents—Click here to learn about a self-screen students will take this month.

download MAP Parent Letter

Parents—read here about MAP assessment that will be given to students in 9th or 10th grade Reading and Math courses.

download onlineLEC schedule

OnlineLEC students and parents please read the document that outlines the expecations and schedule of this alternative program.

download onlneLEC Zoom information

onlineLEC students and families please read the Zoom guidelines and information document.

onlineLEC 2020-2021 Registration

Students who have been assigned to onlineLEC for the 2020-2021 school year per the District student review process, please contact the LEC office at 217-525-3233 to make an appointment for enrollment.


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.


onlineLEC is an alternative program provided by Springfield Public School District 186 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 the referral process information.