Work-Study Program

"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 and Jan Bedol.

Did you know?

Ben Franklin Academy students in the Work-Study program can attend either the Morning or Afternoon sessions. 

BFA also has two Longer Day Options without work-study requirements.


Work-Study School Schedules

Work Study Requirements

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 Advisors

Jan Bedol

Jan Bedol

Barry Dunnavant

Barry Dunnavant