The CTE Department is launching new Business Academy in Fall 2022 for high school juniors. We are recruiting students interested in careers in finance, business, office administration or bookkeeping and accounting.
- Dual Credit Courses taught by UAF Faculty - up to 16 credits
- An ASD Academy coach (teacher) who will provide in-person coaching and mentoring
- Internship requirement in senior year
- Students graduate with an Occupational Endorsement from the University of Alaska Fairbanks
CLICK HERE to apply for Business Academy 2022-2023!
Who are we recruiting?
We want students looking to enter the workforce in banking, office administration or bookkeeping & accounting and be career ready upon graduation. Applications are currently open for incoming junior students in fall 2022.
When are UAF classes taught?
The UAF courses are asynchronous, providing maximum flexibility for student schedules. The ASD Business Teacher will set up regular (weekly or biweekly) check-ins with every student to monitor progress and provide support.
Who is eligible?
Cohorts start during the student's junior year of high school. The program will take 2 years to complete. We are recruiting for the Fall 2022 cohort. Students must be entering their junior year in Fall 2022.
Do students need to leave their high school?
No, students remain enrolled at their high school. Courses are scheduled into a student's regular school day, utilizing the school's Cyber Learning Center for dedicated learning space.
What are the different pathways in the Business Academy?
Financial Services Pathway
The financial services representative pathway is a hands-on job training program that prepares students for customer service and teller positions in banks, credit unions and other financial institutions. Coursework will develop student knowledge of customer service, financial management, banking and investing, business math and human relations.
This program is a great starting point for students who are interested in bookkeeping and accounting jobs, or want foundational training for entry-level business careers. It’s also an ideal stepping stone for students who are interested in pursuing further business education (particularly in accounting) in the future.
Administrative Assistant Pathway
This pathway is ideal for students who are interested in office-related careers. Administrative assistants are professionals who handle a variety of tasks at the office to support managers, other employees and visitors. It’s important that administrative assistants have excellent communication and organizational skills, and are attentive and responsive to the needs of their colleagues. This program will give students the tools needed for entry-level positions in a variety of office settings. Students will have the option to earn two micro-credentials in Microsoft Excel.