SMCPS Signature Programs Located at Chopticon High School 


Academy of Finance, School of Business, Finance, and Management

The Academy of Finance is a School of Business Finance and Management housed at Chopticon High School. The Academy offers students opportunities to create an impressive portfolio of skills. The students develop professional skills, receive specialized instruction in business finance and management, and gain an awareness of the marketable skills needed to be successful in the field. The students acquire practical experience via field trips, internship opportunities, and course projects.



Academy of Visual and Peforming Arts

An education in the Arts can enhance academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement, and teamwork. It can also improve a child’s confidence, motivation, and concentration. Participation in a strong Arts program provides not only the opportunity to understand and appreciate the dedication needed to find success as a performer or artist, but also develops cultural citizens who are creative thinkers and problem solvers. The development of these skills will help today’s graduates to be successful no matter their chosen field of study.

The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA), housed at Chopticon High School, is a pathway that strives to support our population of talented youth who excel in the Arts. AVPA meets the needs of our highly abled arts-inspired youth who exhibit desire and motivation to pursue higher levels of achievement and learning in the Arts. Students participating in the AVPA will have a choice of one of four areas of focus: dance, music, theatre, or visual arts.


Advanced Placement

Business and Technology
Fine Arts
Life Skills
Physical Education
Social Studies
World Languages