Dual Enrollment

Workforce Advantage Academy students can dual enroll at area tech centers to learn a trade while still in high school.

Quick Stats

  • High Graduation Rate
  • Capacity for 220 students
  • Classes are 90 minutes long
  • Scholarships for graduating seniors
  • Small Classes – Average 15 to 20 students per class
Students interested in earning certifications and licenses in a myriad of well-paying fields – such as nursing, emergency medical services, culinary arts, digital production, diesel truck repair, and game and simulation programming – can begin their studies while still in high school, through a partnership with Orange County Public Schools Career and Technical Education program.

Minimum basic skill grade levels are required. Classes taken at the technical school will count as electives. Students must have a 2.0 or better grade point average.

Discuss career and learning opportunities and options with a member of Workforce Advantage Academy’s business development team.

Students also can duel enroll at Valencia College to get a head start on their college degree.

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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

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Rick Roach – former school board member

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Army Brigadier Gen. Henry L. Huntley

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Eric Smith

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Our mission at Workforce Advantage Academy Inc. is to create learning environments for high school students, particularly those rising juniors and seniors who desire a different approach to reach their potential. Through attendance at Workforce Academy, our students develop the academic, employment and social skills that they need to build rewarding lives and promote positive change in their communities.