Enrichment Activities

  • Students must complete a minimum of 4 enrichment events each academic year for the International Business & Marketing Academy.  (An academic year is defined as the first day of school until the last).

    At least three out of the four enrichment events must be a pre-approved event from the academy calendar.   Events are added or cancelled throughout the school year. If there is an event outside of those listed, you must go through the approval process for that event.  It is not guaranteed that an event will be approved. All school enrichment events will be verified through your EventBrite Ticket and signin. For credit for events not held by the academy, you will provide a picture of yourself at the event and a one page reflection of the event, unless otherwise stated. Each event listed on the calendar will have all of the information that you need for credit. The approval process requires you to fill out the Approval Form

    These enrichment activities are open to all IBMA students regardless of their grade level although some events may have limited capacity. 
    Enrichment Registration: You will have to review the calendar for enrichment dates, and will register for all enrichments offered at school using Eventbrite. 

Year Long Enrichment Opportunities

  • Active DECA membership for one complete Academic year:

      1. To earn this status, you must do all of the following and have supporting documentation:
        1. Satisfactory Meeting attendance as defined by Ms. Watassek (minimum 75%)
        2. Pay the required $45 dues by designated deadline
        3. Compete at DECA District 3 Competition
        4. Participate in the annual community service activity
      2. Attendance/credit is verified through:  all items documented via your points sheet. This should be verified by Ms. Watassek and attached to your log. Ms. Watassek must also sign your verification log
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  • WACH Student Diplomat Status

    Have you participated in at least 3 WACH events? If so, you are a Student Diplomat. Earning Student Diplomat status AND attending the awards ceremony in full counts as a pre-approved event. Please fill out the form as soon as you have done at least 3 events. The events do not have to have been pre-approved by the Academy.  Deadline to claim status is May 8, 2017. The awards ceremony is May 18, 2017.


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  • Travel Abroad during the school year as an enrichment activity:

    If you are going abroad during the academic year (first day of school to last day of school) and would like to count the experience as an enrichment event, you must do the following:

    1.       Pre-approval from the Academy Coordinator
    2.       Must be a “new” destination—meaning never previously counted as an enrichment event for the Academydestination in this context       means the country, not the city. In addition, only one trip abroad can count each school year. Travel abroad must start on or after the first day of school. Travel abroad must conclude on or before the last day of school.
    3.       Spend a minimum of 4 complete days in the host country (submit copies of formal travel reservations as verification).
    4.       Have an itinerary that includes a minimum of 4 historic or cultural sites (this includes, but is not limited to: monuments, museums, formal [city] tours, etc.). Submit a document that outlines your planned itinerary.
    5.       Do research on your destination prior to the trip regarding the following topics of your destination: economy, language, religion, values/norms, historical contributions, government, cuisine, and social organization.
    6.       Try a minimum of four traditional dishes (document with photographs or videos in your blog)
    7.       Create an online blog (either while traveling or within three weeks for your return to the United States) documenting your trip.  You and your parents must agree for the publication/sharing of your online blog on the IBMA website via parent email. The blog must remain live online for a minimum of 2 years past its publication. Your blog must include the following:
    8.       A minimum of 8 posts, each accompanied by a photograph or video
    9.      The posts should be personal and about your experience/observation there.
    10.       Each post should focus on a different topic: economy, language, religion, values/norms, historical contributions, government, cuisine, and social organization.
    11.      Each post must be a minimum of 2 paragraphs of at least 5 sentences each.
    12.       To verify your travel abroad please attach the following to your verification log:
    13.       Copy of the approval email from the coordinator. (granted after you submit your reservations/itinerary)
    14.      A copy of the email sent to the coordinator from a parent email address granting permission to publish the blog and its URL with the coordinator’s subsequent response that the blog has met all specifications. (Remember this email should be dated within three weeks of your arrival back to the United States.)
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Last Modified on June 27, 2018