The Innovation Academy encompasses Anderson County Schools’ three online learning programs (Anderson County Online Learning Academy, Bridge Academy, and Opportunity Credits).

    We are housed on the Anderson County Career and Technical Center/Anderson County High School campus.

    Anderson County Online Learning Academy (ACOLA) for Grades 3-12

    Deadline for all applications is August 4, 2021.

    Anderson County Online Learning Academy (ACOLA) students are enrolled in ACS but learn at home, with the opportunity to take select classes on campus. Please click here to learn more about our program and how to apply.

    Bridge Academy (BRAC)

    Students who are behind in credits and/or are behind their age-appropriate cohort are brought together in one classroom and are able to earn more than 8 credits a year. Sometimes we serve other students who haven't been successful in the regular program.

    Opportunity Credits

    • Credit Recovery (CRx)
      • Credit Recovery students do work to make up credit for classes they failed with a grade of 50-69.
    • Opportunity Credits
      • Students such as Middle College, transfers, or work-based learning students can earn credits online for classes which they cannot fit into their on-campus schedule. 


    Thank you for your interest in the Innovation Academy.

    Please contact us if you have any further questions about our program.

    Jeff Harshbarger
    Principal, Anderson County Online Learning Academy
    cell: 865-755-3115