Welcome to the Business Academy

October 30, 2007

Be part of something big—your future. The Business Academy provides opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in a variety of business areas. Through the combination of business classes, fieldtrips, shadowing opportunities, internships, guest speakers, and community workshops, you will be better prepared for college as well as other future endeavors.

Congratulations to the the Business Ownership class for winning Company of the Year for Junior Achievement!

Congratulations to Kelcey McClatchie, a BPA member, for being accepted into the
Alabama Capstone Summer Business Program!
She will be attending a 10 day program at the University of Alabama that is designed for academically
exceptional rising high school seniors interested in obtaining an education an pursuing a career in business.
Participants interact on an individual basis with University professors and working
professional through a variety of presentations and experiences.

On March 9th, 5 Westside students, highly interested in pursuing a career in fashion design or interior design, attended the Career Day Houston 2010 hosted by the Fashion Group International. The students were able to attend small group sessions, led by industry professionals, on topics such as how to merchandise and market items, how to run a retail store, how to start your own internet business and how the fashion industry and media are related and work together.  The students were able to network and gain valuable industry knowledge. The main speaker for the event was Gayle Bentley, a successful Houston designer, who was featured on the TV show, The Shark Tank. She gave an inspirational speech to the students about working hard to pursue their career goals. At the end of the event, a fashion show was held to give high school and college students the opportunity to show off some of their work. Amanda Hall, a current junior, was able to show one of her designs. She received 4th place in the high school division. The students had a great time and some are already looking forward to designing their own outfits to show on the runway next year!

L-R: Model wearing Amanda’s dress, Amanda Hall (Designer)

L-R: Talor Shepherd, A’Kwanzaa Blount, Amanda Hall, Alexis Wynn, Sheweat Kubrom

  • Culinary Arts students placed second in regional competition! Check out the Culinary Arts page for all the details.
  • Check out the MOS/MCAS page for all the students who are now certified Microsoft Office Specialists!
  • Congratulations to Jessica Truong, Loriah Pope, and Aaron Malveaux for placing 1st,  3rd, and 5th in the UIL Computer Applications district competition held on Tuesday, March 30th at Lamar High School. Jessica and Loriah will be advancing to the regional competition on Saturday, April 24th.

 The Business Academy and the CTE department are offering the students of Westside the opportunity to take the Microsoft Office Specialist exams FREE of charge! Each test normally costs $75…so this is a great opportunity!
Benefits: Certain colleges will award you college hours for passing the exams; FREE; looks great on your resume; increases your pay potential and job marketability
Exams available: Microsoft 2007 – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook
Stay tuned for times and locations!

Every Wednesday in E1 is College Day!
On February 9th, we held a school wide “Dress for Success” Day.  East One will hold two more “Dress for Success” days. Those dates are: March 9th and April 9th