Registration Now Open for DeKalb’s Virtual Career Academy

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Online registration for DeKalb’s Virtual Career Academy (DVCA) is now open and continues through May 14. To register, go to

To qualify for enrollment in the DVCA, a youth must be a DeKalb County resident aged 14 to 24. Applicants will be randomly selected to participate in the program.

The program, which runs from June 1 to July 31, will provide career development, education enrichment and summer income for 850 youth, ages 14 to 24, who will be paid $9 per hour for up to 20 hours per week while learning online.

Academy interns may also earn credentialing credits in industries such as business technology, game design, website design, healthcare and education, while out-of-school youth will be provided General Equivalency Diploma (GED) instruction and counseling.

If needed, interns, will also receive “wrap around” services such as counseling and indirect financial assistance.

Curriculum delivery will mirror a traditional classroom setting and is aligned with the academic achievement levels of individual interns. DeKalb County Schools District’s VERGE, an established virtual platform, will track and document student progress. 

For more information or questions about the program, contact Jasmine Carr Radford at [email protected] or 470-707-3051, or Dr. Desjané Venable at [email protected] or 404-985-8088.