IBMA Classes of 2024 & Beyond Program Requirements

  • Program Requirements/Commitments

    • Complete six Business/Marketing credits in a coherent sequence inclusive of Business Law, BIM, Business Management, Global Business, and Virtual Business as identified in the International Business and Marketing Academy pathways on the campus.
    • Must enroll in at least one qualifying preAP, AP, Honors or Dual Credit coursework credits from English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Electives, or World Languages each academic year.
    • Take and pass all appropriate course certifications.
    • Participate in four pre-approved International Business and Marketing enrichment activities each academic year.
    • Complete 100 hours of community service while enrolled in the Academy as prescribed by the Academy Coordinator.
    • Complete one graduation project from the approved list. 

    It is recommended that students complete Algebra I prior to the start of their 9th grade year.

    Academy Expectations

    • Academy students must be enrolled in the appropriate sequence of academy and academic courses as outlined in the program guidelines at all times. 
    • Academy students must maintain a 75 or higher semester average in all academy specific courses.
    • Academy students must maintain a 70 or higher semester average in all other courses.
    • Academy students must complete a minimum of 12.5 hours of community service each semester for a minimum total of 25 hours per school year until 100 hours is earned as approved by the Academy Coordinator.
    • Academy students must participate in at least one enrichment activity per grading period as outlined by the Academy Coordinator.
    • Additional Expectations:
      • Freshmen students will actively engage with their assigned mentor.
      • Freshmen students will attend one Academy meeting each month.

    Four Year Academy Course Pathway

    Six credits in a coherent sequence chosen from one of the following pathways:

    • Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance (1)
    • Business Information Management (1)
    • Business Management (1)
    • Global Business (.5)
    • Virtual Business (.5)
    • Business Law (1)
    • Entrepreneurship (1) 

    Course offerings are subject to change in the event that the Texas Education Agency makes changes to approved courses and/or due to low enrollment.

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  • Behavior Expectations & Consequences

     
    Academy students should be leaders in the classroom, on the campus, and throughout the community. Students should always exercise integrity, honesty, and good decision making. Below are the consequences for Discipline Referrals .
     
    Discipline referrals resulting in In School Suspension (ISS) will be handled in the following manner: 
    • 1st Offense = warning
    • 2nd Offense = probation to remain in place for one academic year. Parent/Guardian and student will be required to sign an acknowledgment of consequences for further ISS referrals. An in-person conference between the coordinator, student, and parent/guardian must be held.
    • 3rd Offense = discretionary removal from the academy at the end of the semester during which the dismissal is made. Decision will be made by the Academy Dismissal Committee.
    • 4th Offense = mandatory removal from the academy at the end of the current semester.

    Discipline referrals resulting in Out of School Suspension (OSS) will be handled in the following manner:
    • 1st Offense = probation to remain in place for one academic year. Parent/Guardian and student will be required to sign an acknowledgement of consequences for further OSS referrals. An in-person conference between the coordinator, student, and parent/guardian must be held.
    • 2nd Offense = discretionary removal from the academy at the end of the semester as determined by a review committee.
    • 3rd Offense = mandatory removal from the academy at the end of the current semester.

    Discipline referrals resulting in ISS and/or OSS will be considered collectively. Three or more total offenses will result in discretionary removal. Four or more total offenses will result in mandatory removal.

    Referrals resulting in placement in the District Alternative Education Program (DAEP) will result in immediate removal from the academy and return to the zoned campus upon completion of the DAEP assignment.
     
Last Modified on April 9, 2020