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EmPower Academy

EMPOWER Academy is for Adults and High School Students!

EMPOWER for Adults Pathway

EMPOWER for Adults:  AEFL-Adult Education Family Literacy Program

  • Adults receive their GED at the end of the Program
  • Programs used are Essential Ed, Dreambox, and Aztec
  • Open Entry
  • Testing will take place at SouthernTech Testing Center
  • Career Counseling provided
Program Times:
  • Monday through Thursday
    • 8:00 - 11:00am
  • Tuesday and Thursday
    • 5:00 - 9:00pm
EMPOWER Academy for High School Student Pathway

EMPOWER Program is a drop-out program designed to reconnect students to educational and occupational goals.  Students pursue a high school diploma.  Education will consist of halftime academics and halftime career training/life skills.

  1. Students must be age 16-20 and must complete program before age 22
  2. Students must have at least 10 credits in order to attend a CT Program
  3. Students must be considered at-risks for dropping out-
  4. Students must be eligible to be in 11th or 12th grades and at-risk for dropping out of school.
  5. Students within the SouthernTech Consortium/live within district
  6. Students must be enrolled in their home high school
  7. HS Counselor or Principal may make a referral. 

SouthernTech works with High School to provide students with academic classes needed in order to graduate; Student remains enrolled at their home high school and is served on the SouthernTech Campus.


Students who have been adjudicated may apply however, EMPOWER will only consider non-violent students-additional documentation may be required.


Students encouraged to attend a Tech Program while attending EMPOWER (Restrictions do apply)