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Extracurriculars

NSite chooses outstanding students to represent the Academies of Business Management, Finance, and Information Technology.  Students apply for these leadership positions the first month of school and are selected based on the strength of their application, teacher evaluations, and a personal interview. 

Available positions are as follows:  Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Information Officer.  Representatives are also selected from the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades for each of the three academies. 

In addition to being leaders on the NSite campus these students participate in fundraising efforts throughout the year and volunteer opportunities that enrich the lives of individuals within their community.

Sponsor
Juan Morales

Our chapter of Business Professionals of America is among the top in the state. Interested in Joining Business Careers High School BPA?  Click here to apply!

Sponsors: Ms. Breitbarth  Ms. Arismendez   

Get Connected! Sign up for BPA Remind: Text to:  81010 (or 210-807-8481); Message:  @bchsbpa18  

Business Professionals of America is the premier CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields.  BPA ... prepares students to succeed and assesses real world business skills and problem solving abilities in finance, management, IT and computer applications.  As a co-curricular activity, Business Professionals of America has the ability to enhance student participation in professional, civic, service and social endeavors. Business Professionals of America members participate in these activities to accomplish its goals of self-improvement, leadership development, professionalism, community service, career development, public relations, student cooperation and safety and health. 

Please visit the national and/or state BPA websites for more information:                                 

Texas BPA:   https://www.texasbpa.com/index.php

National BPA:   http://www.bpa.org/

 

 

Who can Join?

9th - 12th grade BCHS students may join BPA.  They will submit a signed permission slip, Event Selection form, and pay $20.00 dues.  They must compete in an individual and/or team event in order to advance by placing at the top of their event(s) in each level of competition beginning with Regionals, then State and Nationals.

Students will also participate in community service, leadership, and professional development activities through BPA sponsored programs such as the BPA Cares Award, Torch Award, Leadership Academy, and the Intern Program while a member of BCHS BPA and while attending the leadership conferences.

 

 

CYBERPATRIOT 

Since 2009, CyberPatriot’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition has challenged teams of two to six students to secure simulated computer systems and resolve real-life cybersecurity situations faced by industry professionals. The competition provides students hands-on experience securing computer networks while exciting, educating, and motivating them toward careers in cybersecurity and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. 

The National Final Competition is the only in-person round, where teams compete to defend virtual networks and mobile devices from a professional aggressor team. The National Finalists also face-off in three additional competition components: the Cisco Networking Challenge, the Leidos Digital Forensics Challenge, and the Facebook Cybersecurity Challenge.

The CyberPatriot competition provides students with skills that can be used in the work force once they graduate high school. 

 

In recent history, our Husky IT Academy accomplishments include:

2015 1st Open Division in the State San Antonio Mayor’s Cup Award

2016 1st Air Force JROTC team in the state 2nd in the U.S. region Air Force JROTC moved on to be 1 of 13 teams to compete in the CyberPatriot National Final Competition

2017 Cisco All Service National Champions 4th in the nation in the All Service Division


JOIN OUR TEAM!

Cyber Patriot accepts ALL students in ALL Academies. For more information contact Ms. A.Suneson -abby.suneson@nisd.net 

 

Sponsor
Jan Breitbarth

Welcome! All BCHS/NSITE students interested in participating at the BCHS/NSITE Job Fair on TUESDAY, APRIL 21 must complete the participation form NO LATER THAN 4:15 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020. Ms. Rodriguez will email the participation form to all 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students. Ms. Breitbarth is coordinating the job fair and will contact you after you submit the participation form.

All job fair participants MUST SUBMIT A RESUME and three (3) REFERENCES to Mr. Diaz in H205. Your resume and reference page must be submitted for approval NO LATER THAN 4:15 p.m on Friday, March 13, 2020.

For your convenience, resume samples, reference page sample, and application sample, REMIND sign-up handout, and PowerPoint with important information will be available in a Google Drive shared folder after you complete the job fair participation form.

This year's BCHS/NSITE job fair is scheduled for TUESDAY, April 21, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Northside Activity Center. We invite students who qualify by age and are looking for work or community service opportunities this summer to participate. This job fair has been a tradition at Business Careers/NSITE H. S. for many years to showcase our exemplary students.

Please look at this site carefully to prepare yourself for the job fair. Also, please sign up for the REMIND by texting @bcjob2020 to 81010 in order to communicate with Ms. Breitbarth about the job fair. Should you have any questions please feel free to e-mail Ms. Breitbarth.

We hope you all will join us for this year's job fair. I will continually post updates when companies commit to attend the job fair, including some non-profit organizations where you can sign up to volunteer your time for service hours, gain experience, and meet new people while helping out your community.

The goal of the Northside School of Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship Mentor Program is to provide our students with role models in professional positions who will contribute to their personal development and expand their understanding of the business world and future career opportunities. Our Mentoring Program is honored with over 150 mentors and some have been mentoring our students for over 10 years! The San Antonio and surrounding area large and small corporate community pulls together to reach our future innovative business leaders of  NSITE.

The school provides an opportunity for students and mentors to have lunch together on the NSITE campus approximately once a month from September to May. The student and mentor meet during the student's assigned lunch period. Some months, the school's culinary arts classes prepare the meal.  Other months, mentors bring lunch for themselves and their mentee.

The NSITE staff will be responsible for pairing students and mentors. Every effort will be made to match students and mentors with similar career or extracurricular interests.

The application process is now open for the 2019-2020 school year. 

 

2019-2020 Mentor Lunch Dates

 

Fall *Catered lunches

Spring *Catered lunches
September 26, 27 January 23, 24
October 17, 18 February 20, 21
November 14, 15 March 19, 20
*December 19, 20 *April 16, 17

Mentors:

Interested in making a positive impact on our future leaders? Apply now to be a Mentor! Follow this link to complete the application. All Mentors will need to complete the application as well as the NISD Background check to be accepted.

Students:

Would you like to have an opportunity to learn from someone working in the profession which you are interested? Looking to have a professional perspective on what your future career could be like? If you answered YES, then apply for our 2019-2020 Mentor Program. You will need to complete the follwing forms: Mentor Program Student online application and Student/Parent Acceptance of Responsibilities form . Return the completed acknowledgement form to the NSITE front office. All applicants are chosen on a first come first serve basis. 

Thank you NSITE Community!

Thank you to all of the many businesses, including those listed below, who serve as our Mentors and represent our supportive community.

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) involves women business owners from San Antonio who mentor young high school female students to encourage them to explore entrepreneurship as a means to financial independence and career satisfaction. In turn, the students compete for scholarships by composing a business plan to possibly start a business of their own in the future.  The students meet several  times after school with women business owners to develop business etiquette tips, learning about collaboration, team building, and brainstorming business ideas to begin the dream of becoming an entrepreneur and making it a reality. 

There are several  chapters of the organization throughout the United States, however here is the link for the San Antonio -Entrepreneurial Connections.

Please contact Mrs. Zapper or Mrs. Gutierrez for more NAWBO information or visit www.nawbosa.org

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