The Learning Center

Mission & Vision

  • Mission:

    Our mission is to empower each member of our learning community to seek, seize, and sustain opportunities, achieve at high levels, and graduate prepared to lead productive and meaningful lives.


    Each member of our learning community is an empowered problem solver, inventor, innovator, and leader who improves self, school, community; and graduates a life-ready contributor to solving global issues.

Seek, Seize, Sustain

About the School

  • The Learning Center (TLC), in Lexington, Kentucky, provides a nurturing environment for at-risk students through providing an alternative approach to their education.  Recently, awarded ‘Alternative School of Distinction’ by the Kentucky Department of Education, TLC students are empowered to challenge systematic norms which have kids disengaged and begin to define creative ways of teaching/learning, see broader connections and relevance to standards-based responsibilities, design innovative products, and become self-directed throughout the entire learning process.  Through a staff developed system, Life Support, and collaborations with outside agencies/services, TLC produces well rounded, life ready learners.  Data- based decision making and team planning drive individualized programming for students, which includes academics and community projects full of genuine responsibility for others in need.  Staff respond in unique ways by using their individual skill sets to support students with mental health challenges.

    Summary: TLC serves FCPS students (8-12 grades) in a small setting, utilizing career oriented exploration and mentoring to prepare students for Life.

    Focus:  Wellness & Employability