The goal of BVHS Business/Management Academy is to prepare students for life after high school graduation with emphasis on preparation for college, as well as the workforce. In addition, the academy will introduce students to the 16 National Career Clusters Framework representing more than 79 Career Pathways. The Clusters will help students navigate and choose a pathway towards a particular career to allow greater success in college and career occupations.
Students taking business classes will have opportunities to participate in career conferences, join business organizations, clubs, and more. Above all these activities are designed to help enhance student knowledge and success skills for the 21st Century workforce.
The BVHS Business/Management curriculum consists of all elective classes offered and geared to meet a wide variety of students’ interests and needs. The Academy’s program of study is guided and suported by the expertise consisting of the following professionals, and organizations.
Sample Program of Study
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Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
FBLA is a professional student organization that is available in a majority of schools across America. FBLA has three main aspects:
- Social: We get to know each other and have lots of fun
- Professional: Where we learn new things about business, attend conferences, and work on job skills.
- Community Service: Where we give back something to the community that has given us so much.
What does FBLA do?
- Promote competent, aggressive business leadership.
- Understand American business enterprise.
- Establish career goals.
- Encourage scholarship.
- Promote sound financial management.
- Develop character and self-confidence.
- Facilitate transition from school to work.
To accomplish these goals, FBLA-PBL holds conferences and seminars; sponsors a competitive awards program; produces national publications; and provides scholarships, programs, and other services for its members.
Conferences and Seminars: FBLA-PBL sponsors conferences and seminars for members and advisers including the National Leadership Conference, five National Fall Leadership Conferences, and a training program for state and local officers and their advisers.
Awards: FBLA-PBL’s National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in business-and career-related skills. By participating in the competitive events at the state and national levels, students gain practical experience in goal setting, planning, and plan implementation.
Publications: FBLA-PBL produces several practical and informative publications for its membership, including Tomorrow’s Business Leader, PBL Business Leader, FBLA Advisers’ Hotline, The Professional Edge, and The Middle Connection.
Scholarships and Programs: Members can gain recognition, experience, and cash awards by participating in a variety of partnership programs including fundraisers, educational programs, and scholarships. Opportunities include Operation Enterprise’s leadership and career skills seminars, Otis Spunkmeyer’s business operation program, and Johnson & Wales University’s full and partial scholarships for business degrees in hospitality.
- BVHS Guidance Staff
- Career Tech Education Department (CTE)
- Milwaukee Career Developmene Conference(MCDC)
- The Advisory Board for (PLTW) Progect Lead The Way
- Workforce Development: Youth Apprenticeship
- (MATC) Milwaukee Area Technical College
- Bryant & Stratton College
- Milwaukee Urban League
- Junior Achievement
- Synergy Conference
- Art Institute