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  • 1. ACADEMY OF FINANCE Tech Prep-- is an exciting and challenging course of study designed to ensure that high school students acquire more rigorous academic and technical competencies. A coordinated sequence of courses prepares students for lifelong learning and provides a choice of career options. These options include employment, advanced study at Prince George’s Community College and/or four-year colleges and universities.
  • 2. ACADEMY OF FINANCE MISSION
    • The mission of the National Academy Foundation (NAF) is to sustain a national network of career academies to support the development of America's youth toward personal and professional success in high school, in higher education, and throughout their careers.  NAF Academies represent business/school partnerships that prepare young people for future careers through a combination of school-based curricula and work-based experiences.
  • 3. Program Description
    • The Academy of Finance Program offer students the unique opportunity to gain specialized preparation in the field of finance, while they complete their normal course curriculum. The Academy is affiliated with and administered by the National Academy Foundation (NAF), based in New York City. This program is designed to facilitate the transition from high school to more advanced training and eventually a career in the financial services industry. The program is developed by the National Academy Foundation in collaboration with leading educators and industry experts.
  • 4. Classroom Instruction
    • The Academy of Finance features classroom instruction with workplace experience and an eight-week paid internship at the end of their junior year. The summer internship allows the student to work in a financially related paid internship. Local employers evaluate and select students for these paid internships. The student is exposed to all facets of the financial services industry, to current technology, and also receive the opportunity to earn college credit. The student can earn college credit at Flowers and also can attend Prince Georges’ College the spring semester of their senior year and take Management 101 as a concurrent enrollment .
  • 5. Additional Activities
    • In addition to specialized courses, students in this program have the opportunity to attend seminars and fieldtrips on financial and career-oriented subjects. Activities include job shadowing, resume’/portfolio preparation, interview skills and trips to New York City Financial District. Students who complete all program requirements receive a Certificate in Financial Studies in addition to the high school diploma.
  • 6. AOF Students ---Apollo Theater New York Field Trip
  • 7. AOF Students ---Apollo Theater New York Field Trip
  • 8. AOF Students ---Apollo Theater New York Field Trip
  • 9. AOF Students
  • 10. AOF Students
  • 11. AOF Students
  • 12. NEW YORK TRIP STOCK EXCHANGE
  • 13. NEW YORK TRIP STOCK EXCHANGE
  • 14. NEW YORK TRIP Ground Zero
  • 15. NEW YORK TRIP Stature of Liberty
  • 16. NEW YORK TRIP STOCK EXCHANGE
  • 17. NEW YORK TRIP NY Ferry—Ellis Island
  • 18. NEW YORK TRIP Ellis Island
  • 19. Curriculum
    • Incoming students in ninth and tenth grades would be required to complete a keyboarding course, an introductory computer course and strategies for success before beginning grade eleven
    • The program for eleventh and twelfth graders would follow the National Academy Foundation’s curriculum guidelines, including the paid internships. At least one dual-enrollment course will be offered through the local community college, with the potential for additional dual-enrollment offerings. All courses will have the appropriate state course code numbers and titles to ensure proper credit for the Academy students.
  • 20. Student Admission
    • Student admission criteria will follow the National Academy Foundation’s guidelines within the framework to the measurements utilized in the school district. Teacher and guidance counselor recommendations will be include so that potential motivation, and conduct can be analyzed.
  • 21. Academy Of Finance
    • Student Profile
    • Average to above average grades minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Successful completion of Maryland Competency Tests by end of your 10 grade year
    • Excellent attendance and punctuality
    • Positive attitude and eagerness to learn
    • Willingness to commit to a two-year program of work and study
    • Honesty (ability to pass an honesty test, should have no criminal record, or drug history)
  • 22. The Academy Of Finance Features
    • Classroom instruction integrated with
    • workplace experience
    • A six-to-eight week paid internship
    • An introduction to all facets of financial
    • services industry
    • The opportunity to earn college credit while in
    • high school
  • 23. Academy Of Finance Courses Include
    • Banking and Credit
    • International Finance/Economics
    • Financial Planning
    • Securities Operations and Insurance
    • College Accounting
    • World of Finance/ Economics
  • 24. Course Descriptions
    • Banking and Credit
    • A one semester course presenting a survey of the principles and practices of banking and credit in the United States. The students learn about the major functions of banks and other depository institutions, in-house operations and procedures, central banking through the Federal Reserve System and modern trends in the banking industry. The credit component provides an overview of credit functions and operations including credit risk evaluation loan creation and debt collection.
  • 25.
    • World of Finance
    • A one semester course in macro and micro-economics that provides an understanding of how our market economy functions in a global setting. It provides students with a survey of economic concepts including all of the twenty-two basic principles recommended by the National Council on Economic Education. In addition, a unit on capital markets acquaints students with the role that markets and securities play in our overall economic framework.
    Course Descriptions
  • 26. Course Descriptions
    • Securities Operations
    • A one semester course focusing on the role of the operations department in a modern securities organization. Through a study of the structure of brokerage firms, the trading process, credit and margin practices, automated processes, and government regulations, students gain an understanding of how a securities firm services its customers and plays an important role in our economy. Students are given the opportunity to relate their knowledge of economics, accounting, and data processing to the operations areas of various sectors of the securities industry. Emphasis is placed on the skill and attitudes necessary for success in business and college.
  • 27. Course Descriptions
    • International Finance
    • A one semester course that introduces students to the financial planning process and the components of a comprehensive financial plan. Students learn how to prepare a financial plan that includes saving, investing, borrowing, risk management (insurance), and retirement and estate planning.
  • 28.
    • Computer Software Applications
    • This semester course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn commercial software application programs similar to those commonly use is college and industry. It will acquaint students with ways to use a microcomputer as a tool for personal and schoolwork as well as current trends in the work place. The major topics in the course include: Word Processing, Database, Spreadsheets and Graphics, Integrated Software, and Disk Operating Systems. One semester of keyboarding is recommended.
    Course Descriptions
  • 29. Course Descriptions
    • Keyboarding
    • This semester course is offered to students who express a desire to learn the fundamentals of keyboarding for personal use. Special emphasis is placed on building skills and techniques. Students who are interested in more than a semester of keyboarding should substitute Keyboarding and Business Application 1 for this course.
  • 30. Course Descriptions
    • College Accounting
    • This course is an advanced study of accounting, is expands the principles, theory and procedures. The study of the complete accounting cycle, and the analysis , interpretation of partnerships and corporate records and accounts. Competencies include the handling as such special problems as payroll record, inventories depreciation methods, vouchers systems, credit procedure and taxes. More advanced applications and decision making based on financial reports are emphasized in this course. Note: A College Accounting text is used for this course.
  • 31. Course Descriptions
    • Financial Planning This is a one-semester course that introduces students to the financial planning process and the components of a comprehensive financial plan.  Students learn how to prepare a financial plan that includes saving, investing, borrowing, risk management (insurance), and retirement and estate planning.
  • 32. Co-Curricular Activities
    • Commodities
    • In this economics research exercise, sponsored by the Chicago Board of Trade, students choose a commodity that trades on a futures exchange. The students follow the price of the commodity, collect current new items that could have an impact on its price and gather information including a description, role in the economy, uses, and distribution or marketing chain. Student project are judged on the state and national levels for the awarding of prizes.
  • 33. Co-Curricular Activities
    • Stock Market Game
    • In this portfolio management simulation, teams of students construct a portfolio of stocks, using a hypothetical $100,000. Each team buys and sells from its portfolio with the objective of achieving appreciation. The teams that have the highest portfolio values at the conclusion of the simulation are awarded prizes.
  • 34. Credits
    •  College Accounting 1
    •  Banking and Credit .5
    •  World of Finance .5
    •  Securities Operations and Insurance .5
    •  Financial Planning .5
    •  International Finance/Economics .5
    •  Keyboarding .5
    •  Computer Software Applications .5
    • 4.5 High School Credits
    •  Acc 100 Fundamental of Basic Accounting 3
    •  Mgt 162 Financial Planning and Investments 3
    • 6 College Credits
    • Management 101 Optional Senior year 3
    • 9 College Credits
  • 35. Schools In PG County That Offer AOF
    • C. H. Flowers HS
  • 36. AOF SCHOOLS
    • Largo HS
  • 37.
    • Bladensburg HS
    AOF SCHOOLS
  • 38. AOF SCHOOLS
    • Fairmont Heights HS
  • 39.
    • Potomac HS
    AOF SCHOOLS
  • 40.
    • Eleanor Roosevelt HS
    AOF SCHOOLS
  • 41.
    • Suitland HS
    AOF SCHOOLS
  • 42. What is the National Academy Foundation?
      • The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is a not-for-profit foundation (incorporated in the State of New York as a 501 © (3) organization) established in 1989 to encourage and support partnerships between business and education with the stated goal of strengthening the preparedness of the American workforce. Business, education, government and labor leaders work together through NAF to provide the critically needed guidance and resources necessary to improve education and career preparation of the next generation.
  • 43.
      • Building on years of experience and success with the Academy of Finance, the Academy of Travel & Tourism, and our most recent addition, the Academy of Information Technology, the National Academy Foundation has developed a design for joining the efforts of educators and business leaders to ensure that young adults graduating from Academy programs are prepared to enter and succeed in the workforce or in the pursuit of higher education.
    Workforce or Education
  • 44. NAF Board Of Directors
      • Directors is chaired by Mr. Sanford I. Well, Chairman and Co-CEO, Citigroup. Serving as Vice Chairmen of the Board are? Mr. Vernon E. Jordan, Senior Partner, Akin Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, and Mr. Kenneth I. Chenault, President & CEO American Express. NAF’s major corporate sponsors include Citigroup, American Express Company, Merrill Lynch & Co.; the Fannie Mae Foundation; Bankers Trust Foundation; Bloomberg Financial Markets;McGraw Hill Companies Inc.; The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., Holland America Line Westours, Inc. and Marriott International. Academy partners are active participants supplying guidance, internship opportunities, financial support or other resoruces on a national and/or local level to NAF Academy programs.
  • 45. Industry Specific Technical Support
      • The National Academy Foundation provides industry specific curriculum and technical support for each of its courses to all of its member programs. NAF works with business communities and host school districts to establish and maintain each Academy, provides quality assurance, and offers ongoing technical assistance to each of the programs. Member programs also receive a schedule of national activities, including the Annual Institute for Staff Development for Academy teachers, directors/managers, school administrators and Advisory Board Members and the annual Director’s Conference for all Academy program managers.
  • 46. AOF PARTERSHIPS UNVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK—SMITH BUSINESS SCHOOL
  • 47. AOF PARTERSHIPS UNIVERSITY OF COLLEGE PARK SMITH BUSINESS SCHOOL
  • 48. AOF PARTERSHIPS UNIVERSITY OF COLLEGE PARK SMITH BUSINESS SCHOOL
  • 49. AOF PARTERSHIPS UNIVERSITY OF COLLEGE PARK SMITH BUSINESS SCHOOL
  • 50. AOF PARTERSHIPS UNIVERSITY OF COLLEGE PARK SMITH BUSINESS SCHOOL
  • 51. AOF PARTERSHIPS UNIVERSITY OF COLLEGE PARK SMITH BUSINESS SCHOOL
  • 52. AOF PARTERSHIPS UNIVERSITY OF COLLEGE PARK SMITH BUSINESS SCHOOL
  • 53. AOF PARTERSHIPS UNIVERSITY OF COLLEGE PARK SMITH BUSINESS SCHOOL