Mustang Business Academy (MBA) Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When is the application deadline?
A: The application window is November - January each year.
Q: What are the required forms I need to submit along with my application?
A: You need a completed application answering every question, including a writing prompt. You also need to attach copies of your 7th and 8th grade transcripts (unofficial transcripts are ok). Additionally, you need to attach a signed parent acknowledgment form. You must also have at least one of your core subject teachers submit a copy of their teacher recommendation form to David Okomoto: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher Recommendation form and parent acknowledgment forms can be found at the bottom of this page.
Q: When will student's find out if they were admitted in the academy?
A: Student's will be notified by January 31st, 2021
Q: When is the choice transfer deadline?
A: The choice transfer period begins January 6, 2021 and the deadline is February 12, 2021.
If you are part of our district: You do NOT need to apply for choice transfer
If you are out of district: You need to apply for inter-district
Q: If I am a 9th grade student at YLHS, can I still apply to the MBA Academy?
A: Yes. Please submit all required documents including your 8th and 9th grade transcript.
Q: What are the courses required to complete the Business pathway?
A: If accepted in the business academy, students can take health and careers over the summer (courses are offered online), followed by Introduction to Business in the 9th grade, Business Comm & Technology in the 10th grade and Business Leadership in the 11th grade.
Q: What are the courses required to complete the Culinary pathway?
A: If accepted in the culinary academy, students can take health and careers over the summer (courses are offered online), followed by Introduction to Culinary Arts in 9th grade, Culinary Arts in the 10th grade and Culinary & Hospitality Management in the 11th grade. Hotel & Hospitality Occupations (CC/CVE) or Retail Restaurant (CC/CVE) may be taken through ROP in leu of the capstone class listed above.
Q: How many work based learning hours are required for each of the MBA pathways?
A: Work based learning hours have been reduced and will be updated in the 2020-2021 school year. More information can be provided by MBA teachers once student's are enrolled in their MBA classes.