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The Academy for Business and Finance


The Academy for Business and Finance is designed to attract students who have an interest in today’s global market as it applies to business and finance. This academy provides students with authentic activities fostering a greater understanding of how business and finance impact our world. Students entering this academy generally have a strong foundation in mathematics and plan to pursue business, finance or economics at the post high school level. Through their coursework, students will acquire business principles in a variety of introductory and challenging courses such as accounting, business management, economics and international business and ethics.

This academy gives students a hands-on introduction to modern global business and requires a strong academic foundation and emphasizes business-related projects. Students will have the opportunity to examine real world data from companies such as Best Buy, Tommy Hilfiger and Toyota. To prepare students for trends in business, the Academy for Business and Finance includes an emphasis on internationalism. Students will leave this program with communication skills and multicultural understanding that is so valuable in today’s global business arena.


Students must successfully complete 2.0 credits from the following:

  • 1.0 Credit Accounting 1
  • 0.5 Credit Personal Finance
  • 0.5 Credit Career & Personal Planning

Students must successfully complete 2.0 credits from the following:

  • 0.5 Credit Business Ownership
  • 0.5 Credit CHS Microsoft Applications
  • 0.5 Credit International Business and Ethics
  • 0.5 Credit Economics
  • 0.5 Credit Environmental Science
  • 0.5 Credit Conventions of Writing

Students must successfully complete 1.5 credits from the following:

  • 1.0 Credit CHS Accounting 2
  • 1.0 Credit CHS Business Calculus
  • 0.5 Credit CHS Probability Statistics
  • 1.0 Credit AP Statistics


Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities play a significant role in the high school experience. Students who participate in clubs and activities are exposed to a group of peers who share additional interests. Leadership and socialization skills are further emphasized and provides opportunities for students to apply their newly acquired curricular skills to real world activities. Students who are involved with the Academy for Business and Finance should strongly consider the following clubs and activities:

  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • Diversity Club
  • Hands for Service
  • National Honor Society
  • Norhian, Yearbook
  • Student Council
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