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Are you interested in owning your own business? Working as a travel agent? Crunching numbers as an accountant? Cooking in one of the area's many restaurants? In the Academy of Business, students have the option of studying Finance, Hospitality, or Tourism. In each pathway, students study a curriculum designed by industry experts, enter competitions to enhance and demonstrate their knowledge and skills, interact with local business leaders, work toward industry-based certifications, participate in job shadowing, and complete an internship. With one-to-one computer classrooms, a state-of-the-art culinary training facility, and opportunities for learning beyond the classroom, the Academy of Business is an exciting choice for students.

Designed for students interested in a career in law or government, the law theme provides a unique learning prospective through cooperative, project-based and problem-based learning. Our curriculum covers a wide area of learning including criminal justice, law enforcement, public administration and law. Access to local professionals in the legal field and the ability to earn up to 12 college credit hours through dual enrollment make this an exciting new opportunity that shouldn't be missed.

The Advanced Studies theme begins while children are young, using various avenues of teaching. One such avenue is Project Bright IDEA, which believes that by teaching every student as if they were considered gifted, then that student is more likely to perform better academically.

Incoming freshmen also have a chance to attend high school on a college campus. This program allows students to take their high school level classes to earn their diploma, while also taking college-credit courses with actual college students to earn their associate degree. There are no tuition fees for students.

Students participate in a new Communication Arts program for Broadcasting and Journalism. This Program includes a radio station using student-composed shows created in radio studios. Future plans include a working video production studio and student-run newspaper.

Students may choose to attend either the Air Force JROTC Academy at Acadiana High or the Navy JROTC Academy at Comeaux High. Both academies will offer students the skills of leadership, discipline, problem-solving, citizenship, and cooperation which are infused through the Academy's classes. The attitude and atmosphere prepares graduates to become leaders in today's world. JROTC consistently produces successful young adults and world citizens while fostering a constructive yet disciplined learning environment.