Workforce Advantage Academy is located in Orlando, FL and is one of 64 high schools in Orange School District. It is a charter school that serves 190 students in grades 9-12.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system.
Workforce Advantage Academy did not make AYP in 2006. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Florida in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Workforce Advantage Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
Workforce Advantage Academy is a great school. Yeah its small and there arent alot of teachers...so what? Some students need to be in a smaller enviornment. Smaller classes, more attention. The teachers here want nothing but the best for us. They help us get jobs, teach us life skills, (filling out a W-2 form, resume,how to act in a job interview etc.) before I came to Workforce, I attended Colonial High School, there you don't get nearly as much attention as you would get at Workforce. If your child loves to meet new people, or your child is lost and just can't seem to find his/her place, or if they need a job,then I suggest Workforce Advantage Academy. I'm going to be honest, it took me some time to get used to (like the 1st week) but after that I was pumped....I was ready. Not to mention I have a job at the Corporate office at ABC Fine Wines and Spirits. Don't be lazy, try the school out, they have orientatons, and Open Houses, if you don't like it, dont send your child, don't mess it up for them. So many of my piers say that the only reason they are there is because their parent made them....Only send your child if they want to be there and then let them see if they wanna stay. I cant speak for them, but I can tell you from experience, that I am grateful for this school.
by a Current Student
on Mar 5, 2009
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In 2011, Workforce Advantage Academy had 39% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Florida had 56% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The Orange spends $8,150 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 58% on instruction, 37% on support services, 4% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Orange District
In 2011, Workforce Advantage Academy had 32 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.