Curriculum

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.

Experiential learning opportunities

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

Dedicated team of education professionals

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

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 Partners

Workforce Advantage Academy Introduction Video

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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...