All students that attend Washington Academy are still considered public school students that have been placed in an out-of-district placement. Therefore all eligible graduating seniors will receive a high school diploma from their resident public school district.

Washington Academy will present all graduating seniors with a certificate of completion at our Annual Awards Ceremony. Graduating seniors also have the option of walking in their resident public school graduation ceremony.

Graduating seniors at Washington Academy get to wear blue caps and gowns at our Annual Awards Ceremony and receive awards as well as certificates of completion, in content areas as well as outstanding leadership, outstanding character, the Principal’s Award and the Director’s Award.

For students that stay enrolled at Washington Academy, we have a very high rate of graduation. Over the past thirty years, students have gone on to several branches of the Armed Forces, work/job opportunities, trade and technical schools, community colleges and also four-year colleges and universities.

We have also had a number of outstanding scholar-athletes that have attended Washington Academy and they were awarded both academic and athletic scholarships to four-year programs.


Beginning in September 2014, all of our High School Students are automatically enrolled in this comprehensive and targeted college and career ready program. The purpose is to fully immerse high school students into challenging and complex college and career-like scenarios and teach them how to navigate the world of college and work.

Students shall be exposed to coursework in the following areas: Career Explorations, Finance Lab and Job Laboratory. 

If you have further questions about the Life Ready Transition Program, Contact: Miss Peri, Transitions Teacher/Counselor


Where Are They Now?

Students who have attended Washington Academy over the years have gone on to be highly successful at the following Companies:

  • The New York Times
  • Home Depot
  • UPS
  • Sears
  • Target
  • McDonald’s
  • Walmart
  • Verizon
  • Toys R Us