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.
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.