Donna J. Beasley Technical Academy offers 2nd chance for struggling students

Reporter: Tiffany Rizzo Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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Donna J. Beasley Private Charter School is a second-chance technical academy for students who have fallen behind academically.

The school’s goal is to guide students toward vocational trades while achieving their high school diploma.

The technical academy specializes in smaller classrooms that cater to one-on-one instruction.

Students working on a technical project at Donna J. Beasley Technical Academy. Credit: WINK

Students are engaged in core classes, which teach a variety of vocational skills such as electrical work, plumbing, welding, air conditioning repair and commercial fire sprinkler manufacturing.

The instructor of the core class, Robert Lambert, said technical schools are becoming more popular with many being able to get good-paying jobs right out of school.

“If you got a good trade and know what you’re doing, you can make a good living,” said Lambert. 

The tuition-free high school has more than 250 children currently enrolled but can take up to 300 students.

Open enrollment is available through the Donna J. Beasley website.

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