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Welcome to Edison Academy

Edison Academy is one of six academies in Fairfax County Public Schools. We are located at 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310. 

We currently offer Career and Technical Education programs in Automotive Collision Service, Automotive Technology, Chinese, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Cyber: Cyber: Computer Systems Technology A+, Cyber: Database Design and Management ORACLE, Cyber: Network Administration, Cyber: Routing and Switching CISCO, Cyber: Security+ Capstone,  Electrical Construction & Engineering, Heating, Air-Conditioning & Ventilation, Teachers for Tomorrow, and Veterinary Science. We also offer courses that provide credit for supervised Work Based Learning experiences that meet the minimum curricular requirements; Apprenticeship and Internship. Our programs help prepare students for both college or career after high school graduation. 

Students may participate in Virginia Youth Apprenticeships for the trades, student internships, industry tours, field experiences, and job shadows to further enhance their career awareness and knowledge. 

Our Core Commitments

·  Celebrating Student Success

·  Empowering Industry Ready Individuals

·  Cultivating Quality Instructors

·  Promoting Our Program Assets

·  Providing an Inclusive and Safe Community for All

National Careers Clusters Framework

Edison Academy offers advanced, technical and specialized courses that primarily focus on careers in the clusters of:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

  • Architecture and Construction

  • Business Management and Administration

  • Education and Training

  • Hospitality and Tourism

  • Human Services

  • Information Technology

  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Certifications/General Information

Most programs will prepare students to earn professional industry certification opportunities in their career-related studies.

Academy programs will emphasize career experiences with local and regional businesses. Students take their core academic classes at their home “base” school and travel to the Academy to earn one or two credits for elective classes on the Academy campus.

Multiple sessions are taught each day to provide a variety of opportunities for students to participate in the Academy experience.

  • Students who enroll in the Academy typically have a strong career interest in their subject matter.

  • Academy courses are generally not available at most high schools.

  • Transportation between Edison and the student's home school may be provided with limitations. Contact the Academy office for more information.

  • Students participating in career experiences (job shadow, internship, etc.) opportunities must provide their own transportation


The Academy is strategically located in Alexandria Virginia a short drive from the major business centers of metropolitan Washington D.C. Our students have advanced academic knowledge and are working toward advanced competency levels in their academic and technical coursework. The Academy offers the local business community a unique opportunity to become involved in the process of educating students to meet the needs of our workforce.


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