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The Monticello High School Academy of Finance is a four-year program that students can first apply to at the end of eighth grade. It is open to all students, regardless of future career interests as the skills obtained through participation in the Academy of Finance are beneficial in all career choices. The Academy of Finance offers hands-on finance curriculum including SUNY Sullivan college courses. AOF seniors learn about contributing positively to their community by becoming IRS certified through the VITA program to prepare tax returns for qualified individuals.
This program is a member program of the National Academy Foundation (NAF), which was founded in New York City by a partnership of schools and the financial services industry. There are over 700 NAF Academies in the United States.
Our Academy works with local businesses and both education and government leaders to design and offer financial education opportunities for Monticello High School students through job shadowing, guest speakers, field experiences, senior year mentoring, and a summer internship program. To learn more about the Academy of Finance, please email advisor Susan Bahrenburg at or visit the National Academy Foundation (NAF) website.

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Monticello AOF students visit SUNY Sullivan (11/14/2018)

Academy of Finance hosts breakfast for advisory board (11/14/2018)

Academy of Finance guest speaker teaches appropriate workplace attire (11/05/2018)

Academy of Finance students will do your taxes - for free (02/01/2018)

Dress for success - advice from a local businesswoman (10/16/17)

AOF students visit Sullivan County farms (9/22/17)
A successful tax season at Monticello High School (5/8/17)
A visit from an accountant (12/30/16)
Leadership Summit seeks to improve Sullivan County community (11/28/16)
Academy of Finance Holds Networking Breakfast (11/28/16)
AOF will host second-annual "My School Color Run" in May (11/14/16)
AOF Students Learn the Importance of Professional Dress and Interview Strategies (11/3/16)Jacob Lerner shares the importance of business attire to AOF (10/24/16)
Academy of Finance seniors experience dining etiquette lesson (10/24/16)
John Greenbaum enhances Academy of Finance students' learning (10/12/16)
Academy of Finance students share their summer intern experiences (9/13/16)
AOF students welcome speakers (7/22/16)

Academy of Finance 2017-18

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