Welcome to the Business & Finance Academy

  • These courses are designed to give high school students an opportunity to prepare for collegiate studies and careers in the fields of Business and Finance. Emphasis is placed on a college preparatory curriculum that is directly linked to the business world. To get started in the program, course offerings range from Management Principles to Multimedia Design, which provides students with hands-on skills in graphic design, digital photography, web publishing and digital video production. 

    Second-level options include Business Technology Application, Accounting, and Marketing principles, where students will learn basic marketing concepts. Third year students will choose from options like Advanced BTA, Advanced Accounting, and Sales and Promotions, where students learn the fundamentals behind sales, advertising and promotions.

    Senior year, students can choose from AP Computer Science and Sports & Entertainment Marketing, which is designed to teach students how to market entertainment events such as plays, causes, concerts and fairs, as well as sporting events, sports teams and facilities.

Instructors

 Tony Deason

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

-Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management Information, Systems, Auburn University (2002)
-Master of Education in Business Education, Auburn University (2006)

Tony Deason

 Kellanne Gandy

Phone: (205) 685-6774

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

-Bachelors degree in Finance and Investments, University of Alabama at Birmingham (1999)
-ABC Teaching Certificate, Athens State University (2005)

Kellanne Gandy

  • Credentials/Certifications
    • Microsoft Office Specialist 
      (must get 2 to count toward CRI status)
    • Microsoft Office Expert (Word)
    • Microsoft Office Expert (Excel)
    • Microsoft Office Master 
      (must pass 3 MOS level and 1 MOS Expert level) 
    • ASK Institute—Concepts of Finance