FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — High school freshman Allen Shrewsbury doesn’t spend the majority of his schooldays in class, at his locker or with his friends. Instead, he spends his time outside of the classroom managing his antique business which yielded $120,000 in sales last year.
The 15-year-old is able to do this as a student in the Forsyth Virtual Academy. The Forsyth County Board of Education heard a presentation March 14 on the academy, which serves students from 6th-12th grad. Students and staff explained how the program works, how it’s successful and could be improved. There are seven career pathways for students, with the intent of adding two next year.