Academics

Academics

At the Business, Education and Technology Academy, the curriculum is tailored to students who have a passion for any of these three fields. Our environment is one of support for students, parents, and faculty. We exist to provide opportunities for students to succeed. Every day, our students set goals and generate ideas, research and discover answers, and design real solutions for the kinds of real-world problems that they’ll face after graduation. There is plenty of support for anyone who needs it and advancement opportunities for those who are ready to move ahead. A versatile schedule provides each student the time and support necessary to prepare for their advanced courses.

Tracks

At the end of ninth grade students select a concentration area. They choose from three tracks Business, Education or Technology. These tracks are rich with educational and career opportunities in Texas and across the globe.

Each track is a series of eight courses that is unique to BETA. These courses are filled with challenging projects and hands-on experiences that take students far beyond the traditional high school experience. Students are introduced to skills and ideas that many times are only reserved for college.

There are a limited number of spaces available in each track, so in some cases students may not get their first choice. However, the three tracks have enough overlap to ensure that all students graduate prepared for success in any field of business, education or technology or in any other area of interest.

About Courses

English, Math, Science, and Social Studies classes are required each of the four years. (Ex. Algebra 1 taken in junior high will require advance Math: Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics, etc. in the 4th year).
• Two track courses must be taken each year beginning in 10th grade
• Pre-Calculus is required prior to or concurrently with Statistics AP.
• Physics is required prior to or concurrently with Biology II AP or Chemistry II AP.
• Concurrent/Dual enrollment courses are available during the sophomore, junior, and senior year.
• All Core Courses are offered at the Pre-AP, Pre IB, and/or AP level
• (AP-Advanced Placement).
• Cross Track Electives may be taken once a student has exhausted all their track electives during their senior year.
• IB students will work collaboratively with a mentor to write the required “Extended Essay.”
• ALL IB students will work on completing a community service project under the direction of our “Creativity, Action and Service”, CAS coordinator.
Once all course requirements and offerings are met, students will be allowed to choose from other track courses, or other electives, or independent study courses.

 


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