The International Business Academy has it's roots in Mark Keppel's 2005 Exemplary Career Technical Education award from the California State Department of Education, and a 25 year history of awarding Certificates of Achievement to graduates who complete a sequence of business courses. The goals of the academy include instilling a sense of pride in students with multiple language skills while exposing them to global career opportunities; and, that business skills will be an essential part of each of their careers and their lives.
Students who express an interest in business careers or global issues and opportunities in any career field can apply for admission to the International Business Academy. Students will be prepared upon graduation to continue the pursuit of their academic and career goals.Vision
The Mark Keppel International Business Academy will provide students with a fundamental understanding of the principles and practices of business on a global scale to help them succeed in any career they ultimately choose. Business skills are the foundation for all careers.
All students will:
- participate in rigorous, relevant, and coherent curriculum integrating academic and career education, business and post-secondary partnerships, mentors, and internships.
- increase awareness of world cultures and languages, improve literacy in both native and acquired languages, and develop skills in preparation for post secondary education and careers in a global society.
Opportunities & Activities
The International Business Academy students will have the opportunity to participate in:
- Field Trips
- Leadership Opportunities
- Competitive Events
- Stock Market Contests
- Investing Essay Contests
- Business Speakers
- Job Shadowing
The pictures on this page include a 2012-13 academy group picture, and a senior internship planning session involving academy student leaders, academy business teachers, and our Mark Keppel Principal, Mrs. Cisneros.