A challenging curriculum and dedicated teachers help Academy students reach their highest potential.
Pre-Professional Programs and Institutes
The Academy of Our Lady prepares students for success in college, career and life. New initiatives in Culinary Arts, Health Care Connections and Business will give hands-on experience that forms a strong foundation for advanced study after high school.
This program, offered in conjunction with The Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University, allows students to prepare for careers as a pastry chef, maitre d'host, executive chef, or restaurant manager. Its students can also extend the Academy's outreach, offering meals to the residents of Wynhoven retirement community, the retired priests at St. John Vianney, and Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for the poor.
Health Care Connections
Academy of Our Lady's Health Care Connections Program addresses not only the national and state health care shortages, but supplies the answer for the expressed interest of AOL's students in health care professions.
It provides students with a curriculum that allows them to explore a variety of health care professions, become comfortable with the language used by health care professionals, practice employability skills, increase their appreciation of and application to the sciences, and learn basic clinical skills.
The Health Care Connections Program combines the key elements of discovery by integrating academics and clinical experience in order to provide a true educational experience. It aims to inspire academic excellence, strong communication, and personal growth in the young person.
A vital component of this program is an internship in local health care facilities. During this time students are mentored by professionals in various careers and work settings.
In addition to sequential class course work students:
- interact with health care professionals both at school and local health care facilities
- maintain logs to record personal reflections, techniques, procedures, terminology
- give presentations based on experiences
- write research papers