• Business Academy      


    The CTE Department launched the Business Academy in Fall 2022 for high school juniors (and seniors based on space available). We are recruiting students interested in careers in Financial Services (banking), Administrative Assisting (office), or Bookkeeping and Accounting.


    • The program spans two years (junior and senior). Students take one or two UAF courses per semester.
    • Dual Credit Courses taught by UAF Faculty - up to 16 credits
    • An ASD Academy coach (teacher) will provide in-person coaching and mentoring
    • Internship requirement in senior year
    • Students graduate with an Occupational Endorsement (link) from the University of Alaska Fairbanks


    Read the article in Alaska Business Magazine featuring the program! 





    Who is the Business Academy for?

    We're looking for students who are interested in business, and want to earn college credit while staying at their own high school.  Students who want to enter the workforce in banking, office administration or bookkeeping & accounting, and be career or college ready upon graduation.

    When are UAF classes taught?

    The UAF courses are asynchronous, providing maximum flexibility for student schedules. The ASD Business Teacher will set up regular (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.  Current juniors who are interested in beginning as a senior may apply and be considered on a space available basis for partial completion of the program.  Applications and references will be evaluated for admission into the program.

    Do students need to leave their high school?

    No, students remain enrolled at their high school. Students work with their counselor to schedule a period during their regular school day, utilizing the school's Cyber Center for dedicated learning space.


    Learn more about the different pathways in the Business Academy?

  • Administrative Assistant Pathway

  • Bookkeeping Pathway

  • Financial Services Pathway

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    Have a question? Please reach out to me.

    Laura Potter

    Business Academy Coordinator