Latin Builders Association®
Business & Construction Academy Charter High School
In an unprecedented move, the Latin Builders Association (LBA) announced the opening of the LBA Construction and Business Management Academy Charter High School in June of 2012. This is the first time that a business association such as the LBA, has partnered with Miami Dade County Public Schools to open and operate a district-managed charter academy. The LBA Construction and Business Management Academy Charter High School offers high school students the opportunity to earn their diploma, industry certifications, college credits, and even own their own business, concurrently.
The academy is complimentary to attend for all registered students. The LBA membership is committed to serve as mentors to the students and offer internships in order to gain real life experiences, and even future employment opportunities. Students have the ability to plan and create their very own business, with the guidance of established industry leaders. The ultimate goal is to prepare the students to graduate with the ability to open and maintain their own businesses.
The classes offered will be in the construction management, marketing, and business fields, with a strong emphasis on technology. Students began on day one with a College Board pre- advanced placement curriculum that better prepares them for advanced placement courses and dual enrollment courses at local universities.
“We are excited to offer highly motivated high school students the opportunity to experience innovative instruction and prepare them for future leadership roles in today’s global society,” said Gyovania Marante, Principal of LBA Academy.
“The Latin Builders Association is proud to serve the community in such a way,” said LBA President Bernie Navarro. “We believe that this academy will foster the potential of many future industry leaders by giving them the opportunity to learn these skills early."