To empower youth and
through education and
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.
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
Academy Students Supported
High School Graduation Rate
Enrolled In College
Students Received Mentorship
Industry Certifications Received
Students Participated in Project Based Activities
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.
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.
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.
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.
2015 Graduate: Valley High School Engineering Academy
The Power of Community!
The pandemic created many challenges for many students, including, Jose, High School Inc. Engineering Academy Alumni, who recently graduated from the University of Southern California Irvine (UCI) earning a biomedical engineering degree with a specialization in biophotonics.
2021 Graduate: Valley High School Global Business Academy
Opening the Door to a World of Possibilities
Amayrani Bedolla, born and raised in Santa Ana is a rising 2021 High School Inc. Global Business Academy Graduate. Her desire to understand the details of starting and operating a business was a driving force that led her to choose to be part of the Global Business Academy (GBA). As part of the GBA, Amayrani participated in a variety of High School Inc. core initiatives including skilled competitions, one on one mentorships, internships, and Marketing Day!