Career Academy Students Rank High in National Exams

Three students at The Career Academy achieved top scores among business students nationwide. The students, from Lincoln Public Schools, took rigorous exams testing their business knowledge. The exams are part of the school’s High School of Business program, a national accelerated business administration program. The top 20 students who took the 2015-16 national final exams were recognized by the High School of Business™.

The Career Academy (TCA) is a joint venture between Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College. The goal of TCA is to provide academic and real world experiences to high school juniors and seniors through high school and dual credit courses in 20 different career pathways. The business pathways at TCA incorporate the HSOB program into the college level courses to further engage students through the project learning model.

Receiving top scores were: Tiara Crites on the Principles of Marketing exam; Lane Knott on the Business Economics exam; and Seth Poggenpohl on the Business Economics exam. During the 2015-16 school year 1157 students completed the Principles of Marketing Exam and 1947 completed the Business Economics Exam. The full list of winners and additional information about the High School of Business™ program is available at http://www.mbaresearch.org/index.php/component/k2/item/87?Itemid=208.

Participating students complete real, hands-on business projects through a series of six courses. The program also includes internships, opportunities to earn college credit, and local oversight via a steering team of college faculty, business professionals, and school personnel. The High School of Business™ curriculum begins with an introduction to business course offered at the LPS high schools and TCA offers the courses needed to complete the program of study.

High School of Business™ is a program of MBA Research, a non-profit organization specializing in educational research and the development of business and marketing curriculum for high schools and colleges. The accelerated program is designed for college-bound students with interest in business administration careers, such as marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, or management. For more information about the national organization, contact The Career Academy at (402) 325-4700, or visit their website at http://wp.lps.org/tca/.

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For more information contact:
Andrea Gallagher Haggar
Marketing Specialist
402-323-3395
ahaggar@southeast.edu