Business Academy

Course Description

Thank you for interest in the Business Academy at Foothill High School.  We are excited about this unique opportunity for you to build an education tailored around your specific occupational interest. This small learning community allows students to share meaningful experiences that are relevant to the professional working world, offer variations of curriculum rigor, and foster lasting relationships with both teachers and peers.  The academy philosophy operates on the premise that it takes more than what is absorbed through textbooks to be successful.  It takes leadership, ambition, and confidence, but perhaps most importantly, it takes years of experience. Students will attend field trips which offer unique experiences to receive a behind-the-scenes look at the professional working world. In addition, guest speakers will offer an insider’s perspective and present students with the tools they need to succeed.  The real world application of classroom curriculum prepares students for their careers and provides them with an edge over future collegiate and career competition.
For more information, see Mrs. Raaker in A4 or check with your counselor.  I have also attached an application (if you have not yet completed one) and the Foothill Career Path Course Selection Chart, for your convenience as you begin scheduling your classes for the coming year.  Don’t delay. Get started today.  Map out your plan for success and ensure that you are on course to receive the Business Academy recognition.
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