SMA graduation requirements are already designed to expose students to a wide range of content. Through the Learning Academies, students will use their own talents, technology, and our entire community to explore multiple academic areas of interests. The academic exposure students receive in each category will enable the student to choose a track catered to the student’s interest and abilities. However, students are not locked into one specific Learning Academy should their interest change. This course of study encourages students to investigate multiple areas of study. One of the 6 Learning Academies is Business Technology.
SMA Business Technology Academy is an exciting course of study at SMA. Students in this academy will have the opportunity to explore courses in web design, marketing, graphic design, business computer applications and entrepreneurship. Speech, debate and forensics also play a role in this area of study. Possible shadow opportunities can be set up with businesses through the Counselor’s Office. Guest speakers from local businesses are also invited in to share their career knowledge. Students who enroll in our Business Essentials course will run our SMA Spirit Store with responsibilities including sales, inventory, marketing and accounting details.
SMA offers six Learning Academies for our students:
- Business Technology
- Engineering/Industrial Technology
- Human Service
- Performing Arts/Communications
For more detailed information of our learning academies, visit our Student Handbook for the Learning Academy Chart on pages 23 & 24. The chart will list core classes and electives related to a specific field of study.