Academy of Finance

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At the Elmira High School Academy of Finance (AOF), we engage students by using Business and Finance as a lens through which everyday problems are analyzed, approached and solved. Students learn how to think as professionals and rediscover the wonder and joy of learning.

The Elmira High School AOF began in the Fall of 2017. AOF enrollment is open to every student. To remain active in the AOF, students must meet certain academic and behavioral requirements. Students can obtain an AOF application through their School Counselor or Business Teacher.

Students are supported to meet the AOF requirements through one-on-one mentoring with business teachers, other high school staff and local business professionals.

Elmira High School proudly invites you to explore the challenging and expanding Finance Industry by joining our Academy of Finance (AOF) program. The Academy of Finance, a member of the NAF (National Academy Foundation) Network, is a three-year program that combines required, industry-based classes with work experience. Students will take specialized classes and have the opportunity to work in a paid internship at a local business or industry-specific related organization. Academy students are often invited to industry events and have opportunities to work with industry leaders and discuss career issues. The AOF embraces an open enrollment policy, however a completed application and interview are required for students to be accepted into the program and academic and attendance standards are required to be met to remain in the program.

To learn more about this exciting program, please join representatives from the Academy of Finance program!

Thursday, February 15, 2024
6-7 pm via Zoom

Please RSVP to Shelley Bailey (at the contact info below) by Wednesday, February 14, 2024, to receive the Zoom link.

Shelley Bailey
Business Teacher
AOF Site Coordinator
Elmira High School
sbailey [@]

We will present an overview of the program, including student benefits and expectations and provide an opportunity for questions.

>>Review the Full Student/Parent Presentation and learn more about this exciting opportunity for students (.PPT)

Apply today! >>2024 Student Application

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Elmira High School | Academy of Finance 2022-23 Advisory Board Members

Alison Devita, Chemung Canal
Maria Ball, Wegmans
Marc Barraco, NYSEG
Joshua Copp, Cameron Manufacturing and Design
Heather Eden, Elmira City School District
Ryan Ervin, Hardinge
Justin Faulkner, Chemung Canal
Skyler Harwood, Corning Credit Union
Colton Herrington, H & H Financial Group
Jay Hillman, Elmira City School District
Elizabeth Hunter, Elmira City School District
Laura Johnson, Elmira City School District
Dianna Jones, Parent Partner
Jacob Miller, AOF Alumni '23, Cornell University
Fred Press, NAF
Chris Reger, Elmira City School District
Madeleine Southard, Wegmans
Emily Simon, Corning, Inc.
Karl Smith, Elmira City School District
Nick Turdo, Elmira City School District

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