The Workforce Advantage Academy program is designed to serve those students who are seriously struggling with the relevance of 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

We offer them all of the options to having a good life and help them develop a plan with real choices…Ken Hartsaw

Program Overview

This program is incorporated into the structure of the existing public school. Program highlights:

  • Academics are focused on their application to the work world.
  • Curriculum is accredited by one of the regionally accepted credentialing groups (such as SACS).
  • Students apply their learning in an actual job setting by structuring the school year to consist of half-time academics necessary for the requirements of School District graduation, and half-time work experience, either in a paid job with community employers, or a work experience with the public sector.
  • Classes are small, because only half of the students are on campus at any single time.
  • Typical program serves 200 – 240 students.

Workforce Advantage Academy

This program provides the intervention framework to seamlessly assist youth to stay in school and graduate.

Student holistic development

Our students develop the academic, employment and social skills that they need to build rewarding lives and promote positive change in their communities.

Dedicated team of education professionals

Workforce Advantage Academy is operated by a dedicated team of education professionals, with no ties to a management company.

Experiential learning opportunities

Experiential learning opportunities allow students to achieve academic excellence, employment success and social responsibility.

Provides students with work experience

Workforce Advantage Academy provides students with work experience while remaining in school and learning more about business and careers.

Workforce Advantage Academy Charter School, an Orange County Public High School, offers juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn while they learn. Students spend half their time in a paid job, gaining valuable work experience while earning school credit as an elective for the internship.