Applicant Criteria

The Empowerment Academy serves students in grades 9-12. The following is student criteria by grade level:

  • 9th - be enrolled at their base high school
  • 10th - earned at least 3 credits
  • 11th - earned at least 10 credits
  • 12th - earned at least 15 credits and/or passed 3 SOL

A student’s discipline history should not include any long-term suspensions.

The applicant student and their parent/guardian must tour the facility and complete an interview with the Director and Professional School Counselor prior to an enrollment determination being made.

Referral Procedure

A student can be referred by his or her school counselor at the end or beginning of the school year. Based upon enrollment, a student can be referred at the semester change.