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Educational & Olympic Opportunities

Jack Shea- 1932 Speed Skating Gold Medal Winner

1920’s postcard of Shea brothers including Jack Shea, double gold medalist 1932 Winter Olympics


A new page has been turned in the long running relationship between the Lake Placid Central School District (LPCSD) and the greater youth sports community.

In our district, nestled in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains and rich with Olympic heritage, students of all ages are able to pursue their athletic dreams while

maintaining a flexible, top-notch educational program. Having the Lake Placid Middle/High School literally across the street from the Olympic Regional Development Authority’s (ORDA) skating training venues make the

relationship that much easier. The LPCSD guidance staff is sensitive to the special

needs of these athletes and makes every effort to create a viable working relationship. When the athletes are away from Lake Placid for competitions, the school provides a liaison teacher to help the students keep up with their studies. The liaison meets with the students, their parents, and the students' teachers to ensure that the athletes stay current in all of their subjects while away at competitions. Lake Placid Middle School provides accelerated studies in language arts, science, and math, while the Lake Placid High School offers Advanced Placement courses in eight subjects (Art, Language and Grammar, Literature, Biology, Environmental Science, Calculus, Statistics, and United States History).

Educational Opportunities

Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics has been offering unique opportunities to student athletes for nearly a hundred years. Lake Placid Central Schools has initiated several programs recently to aid student athletes in their Olympic and educational endeavors.  


Educational Leave Coordinator

An Educational Leave Coordinator provides support for students who are out of school for extended periods of time.



Lake Placid Central School’s website allows parents and students to keep up to date with school information.

PowerSchool Services

    Check your child’s class activities and monitor his/her progress

    View teacher and classroom websites containing course descriptions, lesson plans, due -dates, test dates, etc.

    Access email and teacher/staff contact information

    View events on the school calendar

    See breakfast and lunch menus

    View additional information relating to our school


Advanced Placement Courses

Successful students have the opportunity to receive college and/or advanced course placement upon enrollment in their college or university.



    Calculus AB

    English Language Comp.

    English Literature Comp.

    Environmental Science


    Studio Art

    US History


For more information about educational programs, contact 

Mrs. Tracey Cross-Baker. High School Guidance Counselor

Ms. Lynn Gosling Middle School Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Mary Michelfelder Elementary Guidance Counselor



Lake Placid High School Olympians

Charles Jewtraw 1924 Speed Skating

Jack Shea 1932 Speedskating

Frederick Fortune 1948 1952 Boblsed

Art Devlin 1952 Ski Jumping

Craig Lussi 1960 Nordic Combined

James Shea 1964 Cross Country Nordic Combined

James Page 1964 Nordic Combined

William Hollrock1976 Boblsedding 

Michael Tracy Lamb 1980 Nordic Combined Coach 

Casey Colby 1998 Ski Jumping

Erica Terwillegar 1988, 1992 Luge

Rusty Smith 1998, 2002, 2006 Speedskating

Lowell Bailey 2006 Biathlon