Academy of Finance

The Academy of Finance is part of the National Academy Association,

The Academy of Finance connect high school students with the world of financial services, offering a curriculum that covers entrepreneurship, banking and credit, financial planning, international finance, securities, insurance, accounting, and economics, among other topics. The Academy of Finance curriculum & certification is being validated by the Council for Economic Education. 

The program includes: a workplace (Internship) experience between Junior and Senior year, career conferences, interview & resume prep, a college exploratory course at Seattle University (1 college Credit), regular support from our professional board, and a financial education trip to New York City.

Students should take at least one of the prerequisites: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Marketing or Sports Marketing. Any exceptions must have department approval.

How to Apply

Applications to the Academy are due in March of the 10th grade year. Applications are also accepted in March of the 9th grade year. Applications may be obtained through your business education teacher or in the Ballard High School Counseling Center.  

Updated applications to be posted soon!

Freshman Student Application  

Sophomore Student Application   

Contact: Eric Blazevic at email:

Please see the BHS Course Catalog for more detailed information for each course offered at Ballard High School or select the Academics tab at the top of this website.

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