Frequently Asked Questions

Questions Answers
Who can attend the Business Academy? Any high school aged student living in Kenosha Unified School District can attend the Business Academy. Entry to the Academy is granted via a blind lottery.
What types of students would be a good fit for the Business Academy? Middle school students that have a strong desire to pursue a career or post-high school education in business.
I am an 8th grader who wants to attend the Business Academy. How do I sign up? You must sign up with your middle school counsler or submit paperwork to the school before the deadline at the end of January in the year you want to attend. We typically have more students apply than there are open spots. At the beginning of Febuary, there is a lottery and parents and students are notified soon after on whether they have been selected.
Why go to a school focused on business? Business is everywhere in our lives.No matter what your future goals are, companies in every industry are looking for professionals who can lead, organize, plan and manage.

According to a study by Burning-Glass.com,the following (all of which you will be exposed to in the Business Academy) are the most common business skills employers are looking for in new employees:
  • Microsoft Excel(and other Microsoft Office software)
  • Budgeting
  • Project Management
  • Business Administration
  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Accounting
According to the U.S. Department of Labor,Employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding about 750,400 new jobs. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory enviroment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors. In addition, increasing usage of data and market research in ordrer to understand customers and product demand, and to evaluate marketing strategies, will lead to growing demand for market research analysts. This median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $66,530 in May 2016, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,040.
What are the advantages of an "academy"? The school-within-a-school concept has been a successful model for many schools around the state. Similar to charter schools, we feel that the academy structure fosters a more meaningful and effective relationship between teacher and student and allows the district to provide an educational program individualized to students┬┤ interests. We strongly believe that this directly contributes to our students' success. Additionally, students are taking course with peers that share the same interests and dedication to their studies.
I am a student that may be transferring into the district. Can I still attend the Business Academy? As long as your primary residence is in Kenosha Unified School District borders, you may attend our academy.

Additional information about the Academies at Indian Trail may be found in this link:

http://indiantrail.kusd.edu/academy/documents/ACADEMYFAQ1516_000.pdf