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Finding your life’s passion is an important part of the learning process. But discovering a career path that inspires you is an important part of the learning process. The innovative Ignite program engages Upper School students in career path experiences including university and professional leaders. These year-long programs take learning outside the traditional classroom and ignite our students' hopes and dreams.

Because of its unique placement on a university campus, Lipscomb Academy is able to offer an innovative opportunity to its high school students: Ignite at Lipscomb Academy. Students who apply and are accepted into a one-year Ignite program will experience learning outside of the traditional classroom in areas of study that particularly interest them.

Students in Ignite will:

  • Engage in learning through university interactions, panel discussions, and workshops.
  • Expand their skills through training sessions, field trips, and volunteer programs.
  • Explore their future through focused counseling, shadowing professionals, and visiting various workplaces.

Students who are part of the Ignite program are more focused when entering college, have more specific skills when entering college, have the opportunity to meet professors in a particular major or field, have a better understanding of careers that will be available to them and have an improved resume and college application which positions participants for more scholarships.