The Ben Franklin Academy

Work Study Requirements

(Only for students in the Work-Study Program)

Minimum of 10 hours per week

Minimum of 15 weeks per semester*

Minimum of 150 hours per semester*

*Pro-rated for students entering mid semester

Work Study Documentation

Current students/parents click here for the following work-study documentation:

Work Study Brochure

 Job Approval Form - 2017-18


Work-Study Program

Work Study Program, Ben Franklin Academy

"It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man."

- Benjamin Franklin

Ben Franklin Academy is authorized by the State of Georgia to offer a shortened academic school day for those students in the Work-Study Program. BFA students attend either a morning or an afternoon session, with the requirement that they hold a part-time paid internship or volunteer position while they are enrolled.* Students are expected to work ten to fifteen hours per week for a minimum of 15 weeks per semester (minimum of 150 hours). Students must successfully complete their work-study requirement to earn a BFA diploma. What students learn from their work experiences constitutes an important part of BFA's curriculum. Students discuss work issues with their work-study advisors on a regular basis. Although students are expected to find their own jobs, they are supported in the search process by a BFA faculty member, who serves as a work-study advisor.
*Students enrolled in one of the Longer Day Options do not have to participate in the Work-Study Program.

Work-Study Faculty Advisory Committee

Just as all BFA students have an academic advisor who monitors their progress through the completion of their academic program, students in the Work-Study Program also have a work-study advisor who oversees their job performance. Other resources are provided by members of our staff: Barry Dunnavant, Jan Bedol, and Alecandria Correa.