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  • THE ACADEMY OF ENTREPRENUERSHIP AT MOUNTAIN RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Welcome to The Academy of Entrepreneurship at Mountain Ridge High School. As part of the National Academy Foundation program, your student is about to embark on a career focused journey. Embedded within the Career and Technical Education, CTE, course offerings, this Academy is creating our future business owners! In the first year 3 students businesses have been launched by high school students on campus!

    Your gateway into this academy is through the Marketing-Advanced Marketing-CTE Internship pathway. There are other options to gain NAFTrack certification with Project Lead the Way courses on our campus.  The school offers BioMedical and the Engineering options with PLTW.

    The Academy of Entrepreneurship is your link to an exciting career in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Hospitality or Business Management. Students are encouraged to develop projects in areas of specialized interest--such as Fashion Merchandising, Advertising, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Travel and Tourism, Medical, Engineering, Innovative Apps, or International Business. Business plan competitions, internships, workshops, leadership opportunities, travel, and scholarships are all part of the experience. We offer computer curriculum using the National Academy Foundation and competitions with DECA within the Marketing strand. HOSA and SkillsUSA competitions are utilized in the PTLW courses.

    Find out more by signing up for Marketing at Mountain Ridge High School or contact Debbie.Moore@dvusd.org

    This charts show you how a student can earn NAFTrack Certification with the Academy of Entrepreneurship at Mountain Ridge. A growing number of top national and global companies have committed to NAFTrack Certified Hiring, a promise to give special consideration to college students and eventual job applicants who, as high school graduates, earned NAFTrack Certification. For more information visit www.naf.org.  

     

    MARKETING TRACK

     

    BIOMEDICAL TRACK

    PROJECT LEAD THE WAY

    ENGINEERING TRACK

    PROJECT LEAD THE WAY

    Courses

     

    Credits towards NAFTrack Certification (need 4)

    Courses

     

    Credits towards NAFTrack Certification (need 4)

    Courses

     

    Credits towards NAFTrack Certification (need 4)

    *Marketing

    1-2 credits   Required

    *PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences Honors.

    2 credits with stanine 4 or higher on the test.

    *PLTW Introduction to Engineering (IED)

    2 credits with stanine 4 or higher on the test.

    Marketing (dual)

    1 credit

    *PLTW Human Body Systems Honors

    2 credits with stanine 4 or higher on the test

    *PLTW Principles of Engineering (POE)

     

    2 credits with stanine 4 or higher on the test.

    *Advanced Marketing (Econ Credit)

    1-2   credits Required

    *Internship

    Required

    *Internship

    Required

    Advanced Marketing (dual)

    1 credit

     

     

     

     

    *Internship

    Required

     

     

     

     

     

    A growing number of top national and global companies have committed to NAFTrack Certified Hiring, a promise to give special consideration to college students and eventual job applicants who, as high school graduates, earned NAFTrack Certification.

    Together, NAF and corporate partners crafted the pioneering NAFTrack Certification which will be used to signify students as NAFTrack certified. This rigorous and comprehensive assessment system evaluates students on academic proficiency, project execution, and internship performance.

    These companies’ recognition of NAFTrack Certification makes it a true differentiator in the hiring process, as it holds real value to both the applicant and the employer. With millions of unfilled jobs in the US – particularly in STEM fields – this partnership between education and business is key to closing the skills gap and improving how we prepare and train Americans for work.

    Our partners are committed to meaningfully recognizing NAFTrack certified graduates in otherwise equally qualified talent pools by providing their selection of NAFTrack benefits.

    Download more information on NAFTrack Certified Hiring and NAFTrack Certification.