• A National Academy Foundation Program

    The Academy of Finance is sponsored by the National Academy Foundation and is one of over 650 academies nationwide. The National Academy Foundation model was developed with leading industry and education representatives to ensure that the curriculum and activities are both current and relevant. Students enrolled in the Academy will receive a Regents Diploma with an expanded certificate of Financial Studies issued by the National Academy Foundation.

    The Academy of Business and Finance connects students with the world of financial services, offering a curriculum that covers Personal Finance, Accounting, Economics, Microsoft Office, and other topics.  Students who successfully complete the AOBF requirements receive a Regents Diploma with Technical Endorsement and a certificate of Financial Studies issued by the National Academy Foundation.  Students will learn transferable business skills and knowledge with a focus on the business industry.  AOBF members will create an Employability Portfolio and participate in industry sponsored activities including field trips, shadow days, classroom speakers, paid internships, and may earn college credit for courses.

    Students also have the opportunity to take BEEP (Business & Education Employability Portfolio).  In this course students create a portfolio and learn how to make their skills and experiences a marketable commodity for colleges and employers.
    Another advantage that Academy students get is the opportunity to take a variety of college courses.

Academy of Business and Finance Classes

  • Tenth Grade

  • Eleventh Grade

  • Twelfth Grade

  • Paid Internship

  • College Course

  • High School students that are considering exploring an Academy program or would like to receive information on joining an Academy as a freshman should contact their school counselor at the start of the school year. Additional information on joining an Academy can be obtained by calling 716-677-3318.

Advisory Board

  • AXA Advisors

    Biel's Information Technology Systems

    Bryant & Stratton College

    Canisius College

    The Cesar Group

    Chicago Title Insurance Company

    Citigroup Global Transaction Services

    EGW Associates

    Erie I BOCES

    Evans Bank

    Ferraro & Hauser, LLP

    Financial Trust Federal Credit Union

    First Investors Corporation

    First Niagara Bank

    Five Star Bank

    Foresight Financial

    Hilbert College

    Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

    Junior Achievement of WNY

    Kenworth Northeast Group

    Key Bank

    M & T Bank

    Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

    Northwest Savings Bank

    The O'Neill Associates

    Potter Career & Technical Center


    Schunke Insurance

    Sgroi Financial, LLC

    SUNY Brockport-S.B.D.C.


    UB School of Management

    Villa Maria College

    West Herr Automotive

    West Seneca Central Schools

    Western New York Federal Credit Union