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Chopticon High School School of Business Management and Finance National Academy of Finance. “ Preparing Students for College and Careers. ”. What is the National Academy of Finance (NAOF)?.

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chopticon high school school of business management and finance national academy of finance

Chopticon High SchoolSchool of Business Management and Finance National Academy of Finance

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What is the

National Academy of Finance (NAOF)?

The NAOF is a Maryland State Department of Education Career and Technology Education (CTE) program of study offered at Chopticon High School. The Academy of Finance is characteristic of the following:

  • It is . . .
  • a member of the National Academy Foundation.
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What is the

National Academy of Finance?

  • It is . . .
  • an interdisciplinary approach to preparing students for college and careers.
  • Students follow a curriculum that is intensive in Business Management and Finance.
  • Students take AP and honors-level courses.
  • Students participate in a quality internshipduring the summer between the 11th and 12th grades.
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Internship

The internship is an opportunity for students to:

  • apply in a real-world setting their classroom learning,
  • explorecareer options in the field,
  • acquire collegereferences, and
  • networkfor future career positions.
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What is the

National Academy of Finance?

  • It is . . .
  • a program that allows students to combine a CTE completer program with the University of Maryland entrance requirement—known as dual completion.
  • a program that allows students to earn a National Academy Foundation certificate by participating in and successfully completing the online project-based assessments.
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What is the

National Academy of Finance?

  • It is . . .
  • a program that offers all students of the Academy of Finance opportunities to earn a minimum of four nationalcertifications.
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What is the

National Academy of Finance?

  • It is . . .
  • a program that delivers the skill sets necessary for the students to be successful in the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) designed for Business Management and Finance students.
  • Upon successful completion of a CLEP exam (Financial Accounting and/or Principles of Business Management), students can earn collegecreditfor the knowledge gained in the Academy of Finance.
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What are the two critical components for the National Academy of Finance?

  • 1
  • A Career-Themed Small Learning Community

The National Academy of Finance curriculum is designed, reviewed, and updated regularly by a team of educators and industry experts.

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What are the two critical components for the National Academy of Finance?

Courses Unique to the Academy

  • Principles of Finance/Applied Finance,CM (10th)
  • Principles of Accounting 1/Managerial Accounting,CM (11th)
  • Internship (six to eight weeks)
  • Financial Planning/Financial Services (12th)
  • Business in Global Economy/Business Ethics, CM (12th)
  • Program Electives
  • Computer Applications in Financial and Data Management
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Business Law
  • AP Economics
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What are the two critical components for the National Academy of Finance?

2

Industry Partnerships

The collaboration between the school system, businesses, community, post-secondary institutions, and government leaders (Program Advisory Council, PAC) is the avenue used to connect the real world to the classroom; and to offer students an industry validated interdisciplinary curriculum.

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Industry Partnerships

Program Advisory Council

(PAC)

  • Their time, talent, and treasures are invaluable!
  • Assist with curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Provide career exploration.
  • Offer work-based learning experiences to students.
  • Coordinate site visits.
  • Guide internship placements.
  • Advocate on behalf of CTE.
  • Serve as guest speakers.
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What are the two critical components for the National Academy of Finance?

  • 2
  • Industry Partnerships
  • Askey & Askey
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Cedar Point Financial Services
  • Century 21
  • College of Southern Maryland 
  • Community Bank of Tri-County

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What are the two critical components for the National Academy of Finance?

  • 2
  • Industry Partnerships
  • Defense Acquisition University
  • Educational Systems FCU
  • Edward Jones Investments
  • Eagan, McAllister Associates, Inc.
  • First Home Mortgage
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What are the two critical components for the National Academy of Finance?

  • 2
  • Industry Partnerships
  • Leadership Southern Maryland
  • Murray, Wamsley & Schrader, LLC
  • NAVAIR Contracts Competency
  • NAWCAD
  • NAWCAD Comptroller
  • Raley, Watts & O'Neill
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What are the two critical components for the National Academy of Finance?

  • 2
  • Industry Partnerships
  • ServiceMaster by DellaGatta
  • St. Mary's County Dept. of Economic and Community Development
  • SunTrust Bank
  • The Patuxent Partnership
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What authentic learning experiences does the National Academy of Finance provide for students?

It provides . . .

  • opportunities to participate in work-based learning and mentoring experiences with business and community partners.
  • opportunities to develop good citizenship skills by participating in service learning activities throughout the community.
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What authentic learning experiences does the National Academy of Finance provide for students?

It provides . . .

  • opportunities to develop the transferable skills (analytical, technical, presentation, higher-order thinking, problem solving, and communication) that are paramount to college and career success.
  • opportunities to work with a skilled and knowledgeable Program Advisory Council (PAC) on the required senior capstone project.
senior capstone project
Senior Capstone Project

Submita senior capstone project proposal that includes a unique topic of interest that relates to Business Management and Finance and your career goals.

Develop a mentorship with a local partner.

Conductresearch on your topic.

  • Use a visual organizer to plan your presentation.

Develop a multimedia presentation and written summation of research findings.

Present research in a symposium format for parents/guardians, and the community.

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Program Completion

  • Complete required summer internship.
  • CompleteAcademy courses.
  • Completeseniorcapstone project.
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What authentic learning experiences does the National Academy of Finance provide for students?

It provides . . .

  • opportunities to develop leadership, personal growth, and career development skills by participating in a Career Technology Student Organization (CTSO), FBLA.
  • opportunities for students to compete for academic scholarships and awards such as Academy, program, and the National Financial Capability Challenge.
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What authentic learning experiences does the National Academy of Finance provide for students?

It provides . . .

  • opportunities for students to participate in a special graduation ceremony supported by National Academy of Finance and the Program Advisory Council.
testimonials

I have a better idea of how to manage a business.

Testimonials

I understand how the economy works.

I will use the knowledge I have acquired in my personal life and on the job.

I am a better public speaker.

I am better prepared for college business courses.

potential careers
Potential Careers

Business and Financial Management

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What are five good reasons why you should enroll in the National Academy of Finance?

The Academy . . .

  • is an integrated system of instruction that contributes to educating the whole child.
  • prepares the students for one of the most lucrative and generous industries in our economy, financial services.

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What are five good reasons why you should enroll in the National Academy of Finance?

The Academy . . .

  • teaches the workplace strategies (good
  • work and study habits, interpersonal skills, and business and personal ethics) that are essential to a successful career.
  • teaches how to manage business and personal finances.

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What are five good reasons why you should enroll in the National Academy of Finance?

The Academy . . .

  • is for you! Don’t graduate without it.
  • Sign Up Today!

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John Matthew Doe

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Academic Requirements

Students must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Students must complete a minimum of four credits in the National Academy of Finance program sequence; and, successfully complete a internship during the summer between the 11th and 12th grades. 

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits of their high school program in advanced courses at the certificate of merit, Advanced Placement, or honors level.

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Academic Requirements

  • Students must complete, or be in the process of completing, a minimum of  three (3) Advanced Placement courses in mathematics, science, social studies, or English. This requirement may be substituted with advanced college courses which are approved through the dual enrollment or Charlotte Hall Fellows programs.

General High School Requirements

Students must complete the High School Assessments, as applicable; fulfill the Student Service-Learning requirement; and portfolio requirement.

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Recommended Student Organizations

  • Students are encouraged to become members of the Future Business Leaders of America Chapter at Chopticon High School.  Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is the oldest and largest national organization for students preparing for careers in business-related fields.  FBLA-PBL provides students with “real-world” professional experiences for college and career success.
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Application Process

Applications can be downloaded from the CHS website under important links.

  • http://schools.smcps.org/chs/academy-finance
  • Completed applications must be submitted online to: edpathways@smcps.org. When submitting your online application, key AOF Application on the subject line.
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Admission Criteria

  • Writing sample
  • Students are required to submit a computer-generated or typed essay explaining why they want to participate in the National Academy of Finance. The essay should be free of grammatical and typographical errors. The essay should be submitted with the completed application.
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Transportation

Bus transportation is provided.

  • Students attending from the CHS district will use regular transportation.
  • Students outside of the CHS district will use a hub system.
  • Transportation details are finalized once enrollment is confirmed.
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National Academy of Finance Contacts

Mr. Garth Bowling

Principal

Ms. Vernetta Hall

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Cindy Baden

Lead Teacher

Mrs. Joanie Titus

Director

for more information
For More Information

Visit the Chopticon High School website

http://schools.smcps.org/chs/academy-finance

Visit the National Academy Foundation website

www.naf.org

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Chopticon High School

School of Business Management and FinanceNational Academy of Finance

A win-win opportunity

for college and career success.