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The following bus route is delayed today, March 31, until 9 AM:
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Apply to Lehman Alternative Community School

LACS Information Nights 2023

  • Wednesday, March 15, 6:00 p.m. at Southside Community Center
  • Tuesday, March 28, 6:15 p.m. at LACS
  • Tuesday, April 4, 6:00 p.m., Virtual

Admission to Lehman Alternative Community School (LACS) is open to any 6th-10th grader living within the Ithaca City School District (ICSD). To apply to LACS, please complete the application linked at the bottom of this page. 

LACS admits students at the beginning of each semester as there are openings. Students are selected by lottery from the pool of applicants with an effort to balance the total number of students in each grade and to have proportionate enrollment from each of the ICSD elementary schools and other area educational programs. LACS does not typically accept students in their senior year. 

All applications are received by Lynn Klankowski, ICSD Evaluation Officer. If you have any questions about your application or the application process, please contact Lynn at or (607)229-2286.

We recommend that applicants attend one of our informational meetings held each spring or arrange an individual conference with a school counselor. It may also be useful for potential students to visit LACS in session. To schedule an individual conference or school visit, please contact the LACS Guidance Office (607-274-2347) or the LACS Main Office (607-274-2183).

Application Deadline
Only applications received by April 23rd will be part of the first drawing for the following school year.