Founded in 1993 at San Gabriel High School, the Business & Technology Academy (BTA) is dedicated to providing students with engaging curriculum, career skills, and hands-on learning experiences in order to meet the needs of a competitive job market, in addition to preparing students for college. We offer cutting-edge business and technology courses, such as Computer Projects & Animation, Digital Media, Web Design, Global Business & Finance and Computer Accounting. Our rigorous academic courses in English, History, and Science prepare students for business and technology related careers and majors.
Starting their sophomore year, BTA students go on field trips to colleges; then, as juniors, they work with industry mentors and job shadow professionals at AT&T. As seniors, they intern with organizations such as the Alhambra City Hall, accounting firms and banks. Students have also taken educational field trips to the Grammy Museum, the Federal Reserve, the Museum of Tolerance, and Disneyland, as well as participate in motivational activities and team building exercises. A special feature of BTA is students are enrolled in cohorts and take core courses with the same students, thus creating a family-like feeling.
Students in BTA receive priority admission to Career Technical Education classes in the Business and Technology Department (computer classes). Upon successful completion of BTA requirements, seniors receive an honor cord to wear at their San Gabriel High School graduation.
BTA is a California Partnership Academy.