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A. J. Moore named #1 student-led tax-prep site in the nation! Story Here


Calendar of Events & News

November 21-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - Early Release
December 22, 2011 - January 4, 2012 - Break
January 16, 2012 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 19, 2012 - Income Taxes Begin
February 20, 2012 - President's Day
February 22, 2012 - Early Release
March 12-16, 2012 - Spring Break
April 5-6, 2012 - Easter Break
April 17, 2012 - Last Day for Income Taxes
May 28, 2012 - Memorial Day
May 31, 2012 - Last Day of Instruction
June 2, 2012 - Graduation Day

Applications for 2012-2013 School Year begins January 1, 2012.
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What is the Ron E. Smith Academy of Finance?

Ron E. Smith Academy of Finance Recruitment Video

A.J. Moore Academy began the Academy of Finance in the fall of 2001. Established in 1982, the Academy of Finance introduces students to the broad career opportunities in the financial services industry and, in the process, equips them to make sound choices for the future. A member program of the National Academy Foundation, the Academy of Finance operates as a "school within a school"; and is located in high schools nationwide. The program will provide a ninth through twelfth grade curriculum with opportunities to partner with community colleges, universities, and businesses.

In Memoriam -- Ronald E. Smith (1945-2010)

For years, A.J. Moore Academy students have been preparing tax returns for people free of charge. Ron Smith, who founded the school’s tax preparation program, died July 28, 2010 after a battle with cancer.

“He’s going to be missed greatly. There’s nobody more the epitome of what A.J. Moore is all about,” A.J. Moore principal Angela Reiher said. Smith, 65, had been at A.J. Moore eight years and served as chair of the academy of finance.

Before teaching, he was the chief financial officer of a major corporation and had his own financial consulting firm. His travels and experiences were broad, Reiher said, and he brought those to the classroom. Smith was instrumental in starting a program that teamed A.J. Moore students with volunteers from Baylor University and NeighborWorks Waco, among others, to provide free tax preparation. “He’s the one that began it, and it’s going to go on in his name,” Reiher said.
To honor Mr. Smith, the academy he helped create will now bear his name - The Ron E. Smith Academy of Finance.


  • A small competition begins at the beginning of tax season... the student who completes the most tax-returns for our VITA Income Tax Program. This small incentive recognizes our top performers or SWAT (Serving Waco Area Taxpayers).

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Recent Announcements

  • New Officers Elected for New Academy Programs Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Ron E. Smith Academy of Finance will roll-out new programs to be offered with corresponding officers. They are as follows:   Ron ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2011, 6:28 PM by Marcus Lamar Walker
  • Bulldog Bucks Meeting Announcements & Minutes Bulldog Bucks Micro-Loan Finance Corporation will have meetings every other day during the 2011-2012 school year. The scheduled meeting times are 12:05 p.m. - 1:00 p ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2011, 1:58 PM by Marcus Lamar Walker
  • Can’t File on Time? Get an Extension until Oct. 17 Video:Last-Minute Tax Tips: EnglishFor this and other videos, see: YouTube/IRSVideos IR-2011-43, April 12, 2011 WASHINGTON — Are you unable to complete and file your federal ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2011, 7:39 AM by Marcus Lamar Walker
  • IRS Free File Available through October 17 WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — IRS Free File – the free way to prepare your federal taxes – is available to help hurried taxpayers meet the April 18 tax deadline ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2011, 8:47 AM by Marcus Lamar Walker
  • Bulldog Bucks on KWBU-NPR Radio! Listen to Audio: http://edge.baylor.edu/media/134533/134533-audio.mp3
    Posted Mar 14, 2011, 8:28 PM by Marcus Lamar Walker
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