Apprentice Academy is a nonprofit public charter high school in Union County, and the first of its kind in North Carolina to use this unique combination of student-centered learning models. Students receive the same core instruction that is offered across the North Carolina public school system, but it is based online so they can learn at their own pace. There is no school tuition, and students are given personalized attention. They work in small groups on projects to learn soft skills, such as working with others and becoming leaders. During their apprenticeships, beginning in the 11th grade, students receive on-site job training so they are better positioned for high-paying jobs in their chosen fields after graduation.
The North Carolina State Office of Charter Schools - Applications