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

Workforce Advantage Academy Charter School motivates and challenges high school juniors and seniors to strive to become all they can be by offering opportunities for them to succeed and build on those successes.

Experiential learning opportunities allow students to achieve academic excellence, employment success and social responsibility. Teachers offer a hands-on approach to learning and present their classes with a skills-based focus, so students can apply what they learn in school to the workplace.Teachers tailor their lessons to the needs and learning style of the individual students. If at first a student does not pick up on what’s taught, our faulty will find other approaches until the student understands the material.

WORKFORCE ADVANTAGE ACADEMY

Empowering Students to Get The Advantage!

Workforce Advantage Academy Charter School motivates and challenges high school juniors and seniors to strive to become all they can be by offering opportunities for them to succeed and build on those successes.

High school juniors and seniors

Students will divide each week between class time and time spent in paid internships (1 full day followed by 1 full workday).

Job placements are matched with student skills and interests.

Students attend classes that reinforce academics and work skills with a focus on application as they will be needed in the workplace.

Each student has a specific job skills plan that outlines and tracks job skills being acquired on the job.

Each students work performance is closely monitored by staff.

WORKFORCE SUCCESS STORIES

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.

PARTNER TESTIMONIALS

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.

Rick Roach

Rick Roach – former school board member

I worked with Workforce Advantage Academy CEO Ken Hartsaw to obtain approval for the school 10 years ago and am proud of its successes. One person can make a difference, and Ken Hartsaw had a vision. Ken now has a first-class program. This school gives kids a future, and with a future, good things happen.
Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Former Florida Commissioner of Education Eric Smith: “Connecting the class work to them and their lives and making it meaningful. We have seen that happen here. And I am trying to look and see where there is example that can be transported to other places around the state.”
Henry L. Huntley

Army Brigadier Gen. Henry L. Huntley

Workforce Academy offers advantages to students and staff members advocate for the young people attending the school.

“You are a great model for this nation.”
John Winn

John Winn

Former Florida Commissioner of Education Mr. John Winn “we need to find ways to not only make their learning environment smaller which this school does but also connect their learning to real world and I think this school does an outstanding job of combing both of those…This school has the perfect package. They are strong on academics, they are strong on workforce skills and they help kids set goals for themselves sand so I am just delighted to be able to spend a little time here.”
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

They are doing a marvelous job of uplifting students who haven’t been successful in their academic careers and pointing them in the right direction.
Jharisha Blackman

Jharisha Blackman

A 2007 graduate, Jharisha Blackman has completed her political science degree at Florida State University in Tallahassee and has been accepted to law school.

“The teachers and counselors at Workforce Academy encouraged and pushed me tremendously,” Blackman said. “Initially, I didn’t want to go to college, but now I am going to law school.”