The Academy of Finance introduces students to career opportunities in the financial services industry, teaches students how the global economy operates, and provides "hands-on" tools for future professions in this industry.
Students will complete 5 1/2 elective credits throughout their sophomore, junior and senior years with courses specifically geared to finance -- Accounting, Personal Finance, Career Marketing, etc. Only students in the Academy program will be scheduled in these classes. At the present time, Computer Applications and Career Education Planning are offered as Genesee Community College college-credit bearing courses. Students will take these courses in high school and receive college credit - at a significantly reduced rate than if they wait until college. In addition, Jamestown Community College JCC offers college credit for Accounting I and Investments & Personal Finance at no cost to students.
In the summer between their junior and senior year, students will complete a job internship program in a local business in a position that allows them to use the skills they have learned in the first two years of the Academy. This is a great networking opportunity and offers students the chance to really put their knowledge to the test.
Students meeting all requirements to graduate from the Academy of Finance will receive a Career & Technical Education (CTE) endorsement on their Regents Diplomas from the State of New York.
Students are recruited into the Academy of Finance during their freshman year. If you are interested in finding out more about the program, contact your guidance counselor.