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 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.
It is extremely important for all eligible seniors to have a formalized transition plan to outline future goals and a roadmap to achieve them. Washington Academy has been working for the last thirty years to provide transition services to all of its high school students.
As part of that transition program, seniors may go on field-trips and off-site visits to various colleges, trade schools and job sites in order to better gauge appropriate transition goals.
The following are some of the companies Washington Academy students have secured jobs with after graduation.
· The New York Times
· Home Depot
· Toys R Us