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A NAF MEMBER PROGRAM 1 Academy of Finance. A NAF MEMBER PROGRAM 2 The Finance Academy at West Forsyth 3 year academic program Augments standard curricula.

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1 A NAF MEMBER PROGRAM 1 Academy of Finance

2 A NAF MEMBER PROGRAM 2 The Finance Academy at West Forsyth 3 year academic program Augments standard curricula 1 or 2 specialized courses each semester Financial Literacy Certification –W!se, Everfi Advanced level courses in the senior year Summer internships (for credit, maybe pay) Job shadowing, speakers, and field trips

3 A NAF MEMBER PROGRAM 3 How Do Academy Students Benefit? By providing a context for learning, the Academy: Builds motivation, confidence, sense of personal worth Leads students from all backgrounds to success Allows students a community with the larger school of peers and teachers Provides a framework of study that meshes with a variety of academic pursuits Connects students to adult role models and mentors

4 A NAF MEMBER PROGRAM 4 What the statistics say…… 90% of NAF students graduate from high school 80% go on to college Over 50% earn a bachelors in 4 years 85% of 5 year and 10 year alums are working as professionals Career academy graduates earn about 10% more than non academy graduates in first years out of college

5 A NAF MEMBER PROGRAM 5 Curriculum 10 th Grade11 th Grade summer 12 th Grade 1 Honors English (AOF) English Earns ½ or 1 credit English 2 Math 3 Science 4 Civics with EconomicsUS History Elective 5 PE/HealthForeign Language 6 Principles of Business (Honors) AOF I (Accounting focus) (Honors) Advanced level class AP or Honors CTE 7 ElectiveUS HistoryElective 8 Internship is not guaranteed; minimum GPA/Attendance and behavior standards; may be paid or volunteer

6 A NAF MEMBER PROGRAM 6 Course Descriptions Principles of Business – Study the rights and responsibilities of a consumer and worker, career opportunities, credit, money management, budgeting, investments, free enterprise and economic systems as they relate to global economy. HONORS AOF 1 – Junior year. Introduces students to the broad career opportunities of the financial service industry, creating new options for the future. Emphasis is on insurance, banking, securities, credit, and accounting. HONORS Summer Internship – Academy students are offered a unique experience to Intern with a business in the Winston-Salem area during the summer between their junior and senior years. Internships are paid opportunities for credit. While not guaranteed for every student, to date, all eligible students have been placed. Senior year: Possible courses include industry-themed curriculum with credit through Forsyth Technical Community College. Emphasis is on Financial Planning and International Finance. Substitutions include Advanced Placement Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, AP Human Geography, and others as approved.

7 A NAF MEMBER PROGRAM 7 Local Academy Partners Internships, Past and Present Baptist Hospital BB&T First Citizens Bank and Trust Forsyth County Accounting Allegacy Credit Union Habitat for Humanity Heritage Financial Planning Novant Health Right at Home RMIC Sharpe Images Smith Barney Soccer Unlimited First Community Truliant Federal Credit Union Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools Wealth Management

8 A NAF MEMBER PROGRAM 8 Local Academy Partners Other Activities R J Reynolds Petree Stockton Forsyth Community College Wilson Cook Whole Foods Market Edward Jones Winston-Salem State University Rotary Club of Clemmons Big Shotz Tavern

9 A NAF MEMBER PROGRAM 9 Field Trips: –Truliant Federal Credit Union –Whole Foods Market –TriStone Bank Job Shadowing with Clemmons Rotary Speakers Problem Based Learning Field trip to New York City Advanced classes (Forsyth Tech) Activities

10 A NAF MEMBER PROGRAM 10 Student qualifications Interest in business/professional world Application Process: –Grades and behavior –Recommendation from teacher –Interview (Not currently required) Willingness to commit for 3 years

11 A NAF MEMBER PROGRAM 11 The Finance Academy at West Forsyth

12 A NAF MEMBER PROGRAM 12 To Apply Download, complete and return application to Ms. Martin (its on my website) –Ask a teacher to sign, indicating that you are a good candidate Register –AOF in upper right hand of registration card –Principles of Business-AOF –Honors English-AOF

13 A NAF MEMBER PROGRAM 13 chool West Forsyth High School Leslie Martin, Academy Coordinator


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