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Our mission statement: 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.

Workforce Advantage Academy offers a core curriculum of English, math, science, social studies, business, transition to work and life management, with a special focus on improving skills necessary to pass the standard achievement tests. During a student’s tenure at Workforce Advantage Academy, young men and women will develop a graduation plan for college, job placements, technical school, the military or some other goal.

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

Because the academy serves only 11th- and 12th-grade students, it does not receive a school letter grade. To learn more about school grades, visit the Florida Department of Education’s Web site: http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/

Board of Directors


Greg Clendendin

Board Member

gc@clendenin.org

Kenneth E. Hartsaw, Jr.

Board Member

Workforce Advantage Academy 2113 E. South Street Orlando, Florida 32803 Cell: 407-808-5616 Hartsawpat@aol.com

Roderick Williams

Board Member

City of Orlando Fire Department

John Vodenicker

Board Member

1785 Turnberry Terr. Orlando, FL 32804 407-399-8049

Stan Dickinson

Board Member

313 Sylvan Dr. Winter Park, FL 32789 407-657-7392 stanleyarthur@embarqmail.com

Tico Perez

Board Member

Gunster 250 S. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32801 407-648-5077

Ed Thomas Jr.

Chairman

Orlando Utilities Commission 500 S. Orange Avenue Orlando, Florida 32801 407-737-4243 Ethomas@OUC.com

Steve Blomley

Board member

JMHC Inc. 2170 State Road 43 Longwood, Florida 32750 321-303-2982 sblomeley@JMHC.cc

Hugo de Beaubien

Board Member

de Beaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal LLP 332 N. Magnolia Avenue Orlando, Florida 32801 407-422-2454

Elizabeth Hughes

Board Member

Elizabeth Hughes P.O. Box 540055 Orlando, Florida 32854-0055 407-529-5315 Peque02@yahoo.com

Neil Cavanagh

Parent Representative

772-777-0234

Workforce Partners

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Testimonials

Jharisha Blackman

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

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...

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...

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...

Eric Smith

Former Florida Commissioner of Education Eric Smith: “Connecting the class work to them and their lives and making it meaningful....

John Winn

Former Florida Commissioner of Education Mr. John Winn “we need to find ways to not only make their learning environment...