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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


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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