Beginning with its accredited alternative high school in Philadelphia, whose approach has been adapted by other OICs throughout the U.S., our network has a long history of providing individualized support combined with an academic environment that is nurturing yet appropriately challenging.  

Many OIC affiliates offer adult basic education, GED preparation and/or testing services. Select affiliates may also provide educational services to over-age, under-credentialed students who are returning to high school to earn their diploma and prepare for post-secondary work such as pre-college, trade school or entering the workforce.  

Our network exercises flexibility in designing educational programs adapted to individual, cultural, and community needs to make high school graduation a reality for students whose unique needs could not be met through the traditional education system.

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  • Laurence Matthew

    “[South Florida OIC] truly is a blessing to the community by assisting the under-employed, unemployed, and ex-offenders population with training and job placement assistance programs.”
  • William Bright, Summit Academy OIC, MN

    “This experience gave me the confidence to return to a normal life, a normal home, and the ability to use my homelessness to empower those who struggle as I have.”
  • Maria Mabanag, JobTrain, Menlo Park, CA

    “Tremendous thanks to JobTrain and its financial supporters for giving me the opportunity to graduate in Culinary Arts….God Bless to you good people at JobTrain and EDD as well!!”
  • Adelina Rondeau, OIC of New London- New London, CT

    “What a wonderful place with wonderful people that truly and genuinely want to help you!”