Sixteen Finance Academy students placed first in thirteen events in the Business and Professionals of America regional competition. In addition another thirteen students placed second or third in six events which qualified them for state competition as well. Instructor Lorraine Rapp was recognized for her years of service to BPA and her students when she was selected for the Korky Williams Legacy Award (Advisor of the Year) for her years of dedicated service to BPA. This presentation was made at the state contest in March.
Instructor Carrie Ploss has been chosen to be on the Technical Skill Assessment Development Team by the Division of Professional Technical Education.
Congratulations to the Finance Academy program at Twin Falls High School. For thefirst time, students placed first in Economic Research and 2nd in Financial Analyst at the National BPA Conference in 2015!!!
The Finance Academy program at Twin Falls
High School was named the Division of Professional Technical Education Secondary Exemplary Program for 2013!!!! Instructors Lorraine Rapp and Carrie Ploss received the award at the annual PTE Summer Conference Monday, June 17, in Boise.
Congratulations Lorraine and Carrie!!!!
Lorraine Rapp and Carrie Ploss offer a high-end Finance Academy for Twin Falls High School students. The students enroll as sophomores and continue through their junior and senior years. During that time, they participate in a number of community activities, visit governmental agencies such as the Bankruptcy Court, intern in area businesses during the summer between the junior and senior years, job shadow as sophomores, and earn dual credits from the College of Southern Idaho, the W!SE financial literacy certificate and the National Academy of Finance certificate of completion.
The program offers Dual Enrollment with the College of Southern Idaho’s business department. Students can earn the following credits toward their college education:
Intro to Financial Accounting ACCT 201 – 3 credits
Introduction to Information Science BUSA 215 – 3 credits
Typography and Letter Forms CISG 106 T01D – 3 credits
Personal Finance FINA 102 – 3 credits
Intro to Vector Drawing CISG 216 – 3 credits
Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 201 – 3 credits
They can also earn up to 18 technical credits if preferred.
Lorraine Rapp holds a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Economics and was part of the Economic Fellow Program sponsored by the Albertson Foundation at Boise State University from 1999-2002. She has a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Business Education, has been the Business Professionals of America Advisor for 20 years, and taught previously at Murtaugh High School before joining the Twin Falls High School Staff.