Why Attend?

The Charter Academy offers high school students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, college credits, and an associate degree at the same time. Opportunities are available for Career and Technical Education programs as well as the university transfer program.  

Tune in to this interview featuring Dean Bill Emerson for insights into the Charter Academy at Pensacola State College.

Benefits of Attending Charter Academy

Small school environment

The target enrollment is only 300 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. 


Dedicated academic counseling and advising support

Students receive personal attention from Charter Academy staff members who are trained to advise students on both the requirements for high school completion as well as the requirements for college-level completion for an associate degree.  


A rigorous curriculum

Charter Academy students experience a rigorous curriculum that will prepare them for their next step in life, whether it be further education or employment.  


Career exploration and mentorship

Charter Academy students explore career options and work with mentors in their field of interest and complete a multi-faceted capstone project, a culmination of knowledge and skills which includes fieldwork, an oral presentation, and a portfolio. 


State-of-the-art technology

Charter Academy students have access to state-of-the-art technology in PSC’s Technology Innovation Center at the Charter Academy. Virtual reality, 3-D printing, and other enhanced technology are available for students to explore their passions. All students are provided with laptops to enhance their learning. 


High-quality instruction

Charter Academy students receive exceptional instruction and individualized guidance from highly qualified faculty. Students form relationships with these distinguished instructors, preparing them to be lifelong learners and to achieve their goals.  


High school extracurriculars at the home school

Charter Academy students can participate in extracurriculars, such as clubs and team sports at their home school. Charter Academy students can continue to participate in their home school community. 


PSC clubs and activities

Charter Academy students have access to Pensacola State College’s wide range of clubs and activities. Students are involved in the wider campus community and use resources to enhance their wellbeing and educational goals. 


Robinson Honors Program

Charter Academy students can pursue their passion and find their place in the Robinson Honors Program. Students take advantage of opportunities beyond the classroom, like an enriched curriculum, service learning, and travel opportunities. 


Academic tutoring

Charter Academy students have full access to the PSC Math Labs, PSC Writing Labs, and the award-winning PSC Virtual Tutoring.

Writing Lab

Math Lab

Virtual Tutoring

ADA Services & Resources


Flexible scheduling

Students work with Charter Academy staff to design an individualized course schedule that meets each student’s needs.


Bright Futures Scholarship

Upon high school graduation, students are eligible for Bright Futures.


All for free

No costs for tuition, books, or fees.  

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