The Lafayette Parish School System's School of Choice Program will be expanded to accommodate the growing healthcare field.

School District spokesperson Robin Olivier said the Academy of Health Careers--which is currently hosted at Lafayette High School-- will be duplicated at Northside High School for the 2017-18 school year.

The Acadiana Regional Labor Market for 2014-2024 Projected Employment Industry forecasts a 16.7 percent increase in local healthcare jobs.

The Schools of Choice Office has updated its applications to include the program expansion.

Students wishing to apply for the Academy of Health Careers can do so now.

Parent needing additional information may contact LPSS School of Choice Office at (337) 521-7160.