Academy of Finance
This Academy helps students develop professional skills, receive specialized instruction in business finance and management, and gain an awareness of the marketable skills needed to be successful in the workplace. AoF coursework is offered at all three SMCPS high schools.
The Academy of Finance is a School of Business Finance and Management. Academy students develop professional skills, receive specialized instruction in business finance and management, and gain an awareness of the marketable skills needed to be successful in the field. The students may also acquire practical experience via field trips, internship opportunities, and course projects.
Unique learning experiences unique to the AoF include the opportunity to earn college credit through AP courses and/or dual-enrollment as well as the opportunity to work with a skilled and knowledgeable Program Advisory Council, a group of business and community partners that mentor the students. Students develop the transferable skills (analytical, technical, presentation, higher-order thinking, problem-solving, and communication) that are paramount to college and career success as well as success in business-related fields.
Interested 8th graders should speak with their school counselor about joining AoF.
For more information about the AoF, please visit our break-out session at your child's Rising Freshman Orientation Night event.
Beginning with the rising freshman class in 2022-2023, the AoF coursework will be offered at each of the three SMCPS high schools.
Students who enrolled in the AoF prior to the 22-23 SY will remain at CHS and complete their AoF programming as outlined in their graduating cohort's Program of Studies.