Sports Business Day

Business Academy students got a behind-the-scenes (and on the field!) look at the sports industry during the NY Jets Sports Business Day.

Postsecondary Programs of Study Explored

On October 27, 2021, 130 High School South Business Academy students traveled to East Rutherford, NJ to participate in the NY Jets Sports Business Day at MetLife Stadium. 

It was an awesome opportunity for students where they met with executives from across business lines and learned about careers in sports marketing. Students cycled through often off limit sites like the press box, the locker room, and a variety of suites and sponsor areas. They also had the opportunity to meet with recruiters from Kean University, where there are student degree opportunities offered locally through Ocean County College.

The trip was partially funded by the Carl D. Perkins grant, which focuses on career and technical education (CTE) in high school as an important route that offers students the opportunity to personalize their education pathway based on their unique career interests and skills.

High School South is the site of the Business Academy in the district. This academy features Schools of Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Real Estate. Whether interested in working in the Wall Street big leagues, selling and marketing products and services, or starting their own businesses, students joining this academy have a strong impact on both our local community and global society.

Eighth grade students will have the opportunity to apply to district academies this winter including business, arts and STEAM. Watch the Career Academies site for updates and the application process. Additional career and technical education programs of study are also available to students across the district in computer science and architecture. All programs of study include a three course sequence, industry recognized credentials, work-based learning experiences and graduation with distinction. Many also offer college dual enrollment opportunities.  

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