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Academy of Finance and Entrepreneurship

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This pathway is a highly employable skill set. McLane's Academy of Finance & Entrepreneurship Pathway, is also known as the McLane Business Academy, offers experiences in different aspects of finance and business such as banking, investments, business management, marketing, and self-employment. In addition, students will gain real-world experience working in a bank or running a business that will help them succeed in college as well as in the workplace.

Vision

All students in the Business Pathway will be college and career ready, with respect for the Human Element and financial literacy.

Mission

To develop individuals with a moral compass who exhibit the qualities of integrity, interpersonal communication, industry competency, compassion, and emotional intelligence with a passion for customer service and financial literacy.

Outcomes

  • Students who are proficient in the use of digital tools and technology with focus on the Banking, Finance, and Entrepreneur Industry.
  • Demonstration of effective verbal, written and digital communication skills; ability to effectively function in a team format; demonstrates empathetic listening strategies, and focused strategies needed for success in a business environment.
  • Proficiency in application of analytical and systematic approaches for problem solving in the challenging environment of the Finance and Banking Industry.
  • Leadership, organizational and prioritization strategies for work based projects.
  • Strategies for self-reflection and self-analysis skills to continue the development of the student towards self-actualization and life-long professional development.
  • Demonstrates characteristics of justice, fairness, and personal responsibility while exuding the qualities of an effective communicator, situational problem solver, people person, with the emotional intelligence necessary for success in foreign and domestic business environment.

Program of Study

Banking & Finance Emphasis:

​Subject \ Grade Level
​Grade 9
​Grade 10
​Grade 11
​Grade 12
English
​English I
​English II
​English III
​ERWC
Social Studies/Science
Biology​
UCCI: World History by Design​​U.S. History
Government/Economics
​CTE
Multimedia
Entrepreneurship & Marketing​
DE: BA-10
Personal Finance​
DE: BA-30
​Banking & Finance
DE: BA-34


Entrepreneurship Emphasis:

​Subject \ Grade Level
​Grade 9
​Grade 10
​Grade 11
​Grade 12
English
​English I
​English II
​English III
​ERWC
Social Studies/Science
Biology​
UCCI: World History by Design​​U.S. History
Government/Economics
​CTE
Multimedia
Entrepreneurship & Marketing​
DE: BA-10
Small Business Management
Virtual Enterprise

*DE = Dual Enrollment with Fresno City College

Industry Certifications

  • Everfi Financial Literacy
  • Bank Teller Certifications Series
  • CPR/First Aid Certification 
  • IC3 Core Digital Literacy Certification
  • Microsoft Office System Certifications

Internship Opportunities

  • Union Bank
  • California First Credit Union
  • Pacific Western Bank


Contacts:

Carlos Gonzales
Teacher and Pathway Lead for Finance & Entrepreneurship
Email: Carlos.Gonzales@fresnounified.org 

Suki Dhillon
Teacher, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Email: Suki.Dhaliwal@fresnounified.org 

Curtis Carlton
Teacher, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Email: Curtis.Carlton@fresnounified.org 

Monorith Arun
Coordinator II, College & Career Readiness
Tel: (559) 248-5635
Email: Monorith.Arun@fresnounified.org 




Our Business Partners

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The Academy of Finance & Entrepreneurship is Silver Certified by Linked Learning Alliance
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