Academies at Blair


MBHS Open House 2021

Experience the Academies at Montgomery Blair High School

Leading the way with Innovation & Excellence

Academy Coordinator

Beth Sanchez

ABOUT THE ACADEMIES

The mission of the Academy Program at Montgomery Blair High School is to enhance the high school experience by providing unique electives and events that allow students to explore their career interests.

Entrepreneurship and business management

The Academy of Entrepreneurship will teach students to think creatively and strategically about the skills needed to start their own businesses. Using a hands-on approach to planning and building a business, students will acquire experience in marketing and advertising, finance and accounting, economics, law, human resources, organizational behavior, and profit-maximization.

Lead Teacher: Kevin Murley

human services professions

​Students in the Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics will experience the connections among the four disciplines as they prepare for a career in these areas. The emphasis will be on hands-on problem-solving, analytical thinking, data analysis, and research skills. Career goals include, but are not limited to, database administrator, network specialist, software engineer, civil engineer, robotics specialist, geneticist, forensic scientist, physician, veterinarian, statistician, and researcher. Careers in this area span a broad spectrum from applied to theoretical experiences.

International studies and law

The International Studies strand offers courses and experiences designed to help students grow as “global citizens” well versed in political systems, languages, cultures and economies of nations around the world. Students will interact with government and private agencies, foreign embassies, and businesses as they gather the skills and prepare to make contributions which positively impact our world in the areas of conflict resolution, economic issues and the environment.

The Justice, Law and Society strand is designed for those students who wish to study and work in the many fields where knowledge of legal systems is required. Courses address the Constitution and Bill of Rights issues, the study of forensics, and criminal and civil law. Students will learn to advocate for and evaluate policies surrounding issues of justice and equity. Students will examine contemporary legal issues at they work with local private and public legal professionals as well as Blair debate and mock trial teams.

media music and the arts

Students in the Media, Music, & the Arts Academy develop the ability to read, analyze, evaluate, and produce communications in written text, moving images, still images, and sound. Students will learn to read critically, interpret analytically, communicate effectively, and produce messages for both meaning and persuasion. Any field involving art, music, film, radio, video, television, theater, literature, journalism, or photography requires an understanding of effective communication.


science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

​Students in the Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics will experience the connections among the four disciplines as they prepare for a career in these areas. The emphasis will be on hands-on problem-solving, analytical thinking, data analysis, and research skills. Career goals include, but are not limited to, database administrator, network specialist, software engineer, civil engineer, robotics specialist, geneticist, forensic scientist, physician, veterinarian, statistician, and researcher. Careers in this area span a broad spectrum from applied to theoretical experiences.


what is an ACADEMY CERTIFICATE?

Students who fulfill the Academy requirements will receive an Academy Certificate included with their graduation diploma. Students are not required to earn an Academy Certificate in order to graduate. In order for college admissions to understand what your student has accomplished in earning an Academy Certificate, a letter to explain the expectations and benefits of a student's experience will be included in the college application packet prepared by the counselor.