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Business Marketing & Finance Academy

Mission

The Business and Finance Academy will empower students with essential tools needed to succeed in a 21st Century global economy. We are committed to providing students with highly marketable skills that they can utilize while pursuing higher education or future career opportunities.

 

Goals and Benchmarks

 

Goal 1:  Develop a ‘Growth Mindset” students will attend and participate in all classes.

Benchmarks:

  • By end of 1st semester The Academy will have a  90% attendance rate.

  • By end of school year, the Academy will maintain a  90% attendance rate

Goal 2: Develop effective verbal and written communication skills

Benchmarks:

  • The Academy will identify performance measure related to written and verbal academic goals by the end of the semester.

  • The Academy will evaluate performance measure and set goals for the next year

Goal 3: Create plans for differentiated instruction for students within the Academy, to work together in cooperative learning groups

Benchmarks:

  • Academy teachers will participate in 1 professional development around cooperative learning and provide at least cooperative learning opportunity by the end of the 1st semester.

  • Academy teachers will provide 2 additional cooperative learning opportunities by end of 2nd semester.

Goal 4: Develop problem solving skills

Benchmarks:

  • The academy will use and or teaching problem solving skills to student throughout the semester. (I.e. think before you speak)

  • By the end of the semester students will have been involved in problem solving and critical thinking activities.

Goal 5: Learn how to access and analyze information

Benchmarks:

  • Teacher will engage in a professional development and offer 1 or more activities to access and analyze information.

Advisory Board Members

Name

Organization

Type

Zach Kohlrus

KPMG, LLP

Industry Employer

Brad Isnard

USD 500 – Finance

Industry Employer

To be confirmed

American Marketing Association

Industry Employer

To be confirmed

Financial Planners Association

Industry Employer

Tanya Smith

Kansas City Kansas Community College

Postsecondary Education

To be confirmed

University of Missouri – Kansas City

Postsecondary Education

To be confirmed

Wichita State University

Postsecondary Education

Open

 

Postsecondary Education

Terri Johnson

USD 500 – College and Career Coordinator

Washington Academy Staff

Open

USD 500 – Teacher

Washington Academy Staff

Open

Washington High School

Parent

Academy Nomination

Washington High School

Student

Open

 

Philanthropic

Open

 

Visual/Performing Arts

Open

 

Civic Community