Phone: (716) 686-3255 x9206
Degrees and Certifications:
BS: Business Administration SUNY Fredonia MBA: Niagara University Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/LancasterAOF Twitter: @LancasterAOF Instagram: @LancasterAOF www.youtube.com/LancasterAOF
I am in my fifteenth year as a high school business teacher at Lancaster High School and twentieth year as an adjunct professor at Medaille College. Prior to teaching, I worked for ten years in the business world as an executive at New York States largest answering service and call-center as well as a reservations supervisor at the MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas. In 2004, when Lancaster entered its Year of Planning with NAF, I found it to be a great opportunity and terrific fit to lead the Academy of Finance (AOF) as its director. With a great team of teachers plus tremendous district and community support, the LHSAOF has reached NAF’s Distinguished Status each year since 2011. From the creation of a self-sustaining, independent and vibrant advisory board to a fully functioning work-based-learning program, 100% of students (75 per year) at Lancaster’s AOF complete a paid internship each year. It is not uncommon for three or four advisory board members visiting classrooms each week as they implement a variety of work based learning programs. I encourage you to contact me to learn more or to become part of the solution as we strive to make the students of Lancaster "Future Ready".
Scott Dixon's Classroom
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Assignments and Project Learning
Students are responsible to ensure all classroom requirements are satisfied, especially during an absence. Assignments are posted in Google classroom. Grades are updated regularly but, at minimum, once every 5 weeks.
My philosophy is that assignments are authentic and completed in a high quality manner. This is accomplished with realistic and relevant project based learning for which students will need to plan long-term and likely work outside of the classroom. Students that develop strong time management skills are poised to achieve exceptional results whereas students who routinely procrastinate will struggle significantly as project deadlines approach.
Students are expected to build habits and skills within my classroom to prepare themselves for College and Career success. Therefore, students must strive to act professionally at all times.
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines professionalism as: having or showing the skill, good judgment, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well.
In my opinion this requires RESPECT, CONSIDERATION, HUMILITY, DISCRETION.
AOF Headlines and Events
Job and Internship Fair May 11, 2023
The Academy of Finance Job & Internship Fair is May 11, 2023
SUNY: Erie (ECC) Advanced Studies
The Academy of Finance has several college credit course offerings.
AOF Alumni Perspectives
1 minute clips from Alumni regarding the AOF.