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In The News

Pictures from PBIS 2016

2016 NEF teacher nominations for the W. D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center

W. D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center Annual Food Drive 2015

SKILLS/USA Fall Leadership Conference Pictures

PBIS & SKILLSUSA Po-Boy Sale November 12, 2015

2015-2016 State SKILLS/USA Officers

The W.D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center win 5 State Medals

Janae Francis Nursing Student Poem


The W.D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center would like to welcome
our new Assistant Principal, Mr. James Rollins


Ms. Veronica C. Benoit selected as Support Staff of the Year



General Information

The W. D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center serves as an extension of the six area high schools in Lafayette Parish. This innovative school offers students:

  • Career and technical enrichment that provides hands on experience in two or three-hour blocks of instruction.
  • Approximately 20 courses in four career clusters-Art & Humanities, Business, Engineering & Industrial Technologies, and Health & Human Services.
  • Certified teachers and highly skilled professionals/ technicians who proudly prepare students to meet employers’ performance standards.
  • Ability to gain “real-world” experience by learning a particular trade, which will enhance their professional career choices.
  • Completing a Career and Tech program at the Career Center gives each student the opportunity to continue their education at a four-year college or university, a two year technical/community college, or apprenticeship program. Others will enter the workforce full-time upon graduation. 


Programs of Instruction

The Career Center offers approximately 20 career related courses and core/elective courses through a virtual learning environment. The curriculum is based on the expectations set forth by the State Department of Education as well as the needs of business and industry.

Phone: 337-521-7570
Fax: 337-521-7571

Physical Address:
200 18th Street
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501

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