Our Mission
Our Mission

To empower youth and
strengthen communities
through education and
business partnerships.

What We Do

Bridging the Gap

High School Inc. positively links social equity and economic values in school and at work by supporting the signature C-H-A-N-G-E Academies at Santa Ana Valley High School. These six core college and career readiness academies enrich a student’s learning experience by equipping students with the skills, opportunities, and relationships they need to succeed.

Our Solution

The Making of a Movement

The only program of its kind in Orange County, High School Inc.
Academies Foundation is addressing the need in our local community with the
following key components:

Bridging the skills and jobs gap

College and career readiness programs

Adapting to changing labor markets

Our Impact

Over the Past Year

1572

Academy Students Supported

96

High School Graduation Rate

950

Donated Industry Volunteer Hours

160

Professional Internships

39

Classroom Mentors

319

Students Participated in Competitions

511

Industry Certifications Received

200

Leadership Camp Student Attendees

50+

College and Industry Related Field Trips

83

Student Job Placements

Student Success Stories

The Future is Bright

Meet Julia

2019 Graduate: Valley High School New Media Academy.

Creating New Experiences on a Blank Canvas

Moving to a new city, let alone a new school can be overwhelming, especially for Julia, a shy, artistic, Las Vegas native. But that didn’t stop her from taking a blank canvas and creating a beautiful masterpiece of new experiences in the HSI New Media Academy.

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Meet Long

2015 Graduate: Valley High School and High School Inc. Engineering Academy

Breaking the Mold

As a first generation high school graduate, Long knew he wanted to aspire to great things in his career to make his family proud. And he did just that by setting his intentions and goals to be successful in whatever he set his mind to. Long dedicated his time in high school to learning and growing, and enrolled in the High School Inc. Engineering Academy.

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Meet Joshua

2018 Graduate: Valley High School & High School Inc. Culinary Arts Academy

Feeding His Passion for Serving Others

Resilience, dedication & drive are all words that describe this unique and talented young man. Joshua exudes a deep personal commitment in taking initiative and passion for making a difference in the quality of life for both his family and others. Joshua has always had a strong desire to help others, which inspired him to enroll into the HSI Culinary Arts Academy so he could learn to cook for his family. But it quickly became evident how much he enjoyed being in the kitchen and more importantly, how it made him feel being able to feed those he cared about around him.

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Meet Lizbeth

2019 Graduate: Valley High School and High School Inc. Culinary Arts Academy

Inspiring Her Inner Chef

Even if people claim to have paved their own way, there is a strong chance that someone was there early on to set them on the right path or share sage advice. For Lizbeth, that someone came in the form of industry mentors for this introverted High School Inc. Culinary Arts Academy student.

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