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Business Academy

Hawthorne Middle School

Business Academy
Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Academy

AVID- Advancement Via Individual Determination
AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled, elective program based on writing as a tool for learning, inquiry method, and collaborative grouping. AVID strategies will be used across the core curriculum of classes. The three main components of this program are academic instruction, tutorial support, and motivational activities.

AVID is a study skills class designed to assist students who are most underrepresented in the UC system toward college acceptance. Students applying for AVID have a CST score between 310 and 350 in ELA, and a GPA between 2.0 and 3.5.

TWBI- Two Way Bilingual Immersion

  • Our students become fluent and literate in two of the world’s most widely spoken languages (English & Spanish)
  • Students are given both academic and social skills needed to become leaders in a multilingual world
  • Students learn to appreciate their community by fostering cultural exchange and celebrating diversity
  • The study of two languages develops high levels of confidence and self-esteem
  • Learning comes alive when students explore the beauty of both languages through literature and song


Academy Standards

All students will learn:

Communication skills in a variety of formats and contexts

Career Planning and Management
Effective career and personal decision planning

Current and emerging technology will be used

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Logical reasoning and analytical problem solving techniques

Responsibility and Flexibility
Accountability in students’ personal, public and workplace lives

Ethics and Legal Responsibilities
Understand professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities of an ever changing society

Leadership and Teamwork
Effective leadership, conflict resolution, teamwork, and decision making  in a diverse workforce

Technical Knowledge
Essential skills common to all pathways in the Finance and Business sector

Program of Study


  • Career Research
  • Going to College
  • Joining the Workforce


  • Market Research
  • Advertising and Product Promotion
  • Stock Market
  • Banking and Money
  • Finance


  • How Companies Function
  • Business and Labor Laws
  • Industries
  • Leadership


  • Cover Letters and Resumes
  • Job Interviews Skills (or Preparation)
  • Web Design and Data Analysis

4366 West 129th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250
Phone (310) 676-0167
Fax (310) 675-0924


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