Lake County

Center providing flexible high school, college programs to replace Lake County elementary school

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A Lake County elementary school will close in June and be replaced with an educational center providing flexible high school and college programs, the school district said Thursday.

School officials said Clermont Elementary School will be converted into the Lincoln Park Education Center, which is set to open in August 2024.


The center will offer a flexible-day high school program along with dual-enrollment career programs and opportunities for students to earn college credit by taking Lake Tech and LSSC courses on-site.

“We know that for some students, a traditional high school schedule is not the best option,” Superintendent Diane Kornegay said. “A flexible schedule will give them the opportunity to work and help their families while still working toward their personal goals.”

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School officials said the center is named in homage to The Lincoln Park School, which educated African American children in Clermont before racial integration.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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