· Are you looking for a specialized program which emphasizes a degree/career in the world of finance?
· Are you looking for the opportunity to work with faculty and students who share your same interests and goals?
· Are you looking for an opportunity to be a member of a highly respected national network of educators, students and national/international businesses?
· Are you looking for scholarship and career opportunities?
· Are you looking for an opportunity to be a member of a national student organization?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you are looking for the Academy of Finance at Lake Brantley High School. The Academy of Finance connects high school students with the world of financial services and personal finance and offers a curriculum that covers banking and credit financial planning, global finance, securities, insurance, accounting, and economics. The Academy of Finance is a member of the National Academy Foundation. The Foundation has a list of over sixty corporate sponsors which include Coca Cola, Macy’s, Bloomberg, Cisco, Capital One, and Bank of America which support the programs of the National Academy Foundation.
Academy of Finance students have the opportunity to earn Florida Ready to Work Credentials, EverFi Financial Literacy Certification, and industry certification in MOS and QuickBooks. Students participate in the Dave Ramsey Financial Literacy Program. They participate in InVEST, founded in 1970, as a grassroots program that teams educators with representatives from the insurance industry to provide insurance instruction, exposure to an insurance environment, and career opportunities to students. Invest awards thousands of dollars in scholarships each year. Students may also earn scholarships from the Orange/Seminole National Academy Foundation Advisory Board.
Students enrolled in the Academy may apply to work as tellers in the Brantley Branch of Central Florida Educator’s Federal Credit Union. Students receive one elective credit. This is the only credit union on a high school campus in Seminole County.
Business Professionals of America, a co-curricular national student organization. It offers students the opportunity to compete in business related competitions at the regional state and national levels. The program also encourages students to take on leadership roles at all levels of the organization.
Lake Brantley’s Academy of Finance has been designated as a Seminole County Program of Emphasis. This offers freshmen from any school in the district the opportunity to enroll in the program. The course sequence is as follows:
Freshman Computing for College and Career
Sophomore Finance and Business Technology
Junior Financial Accounting