SFHS Academy Paths: BusinessTech Academy and  Mechanical & Architectural Drafting Academy
BusinessTech Academy
Mr. William Chesher - Coordinator ext. 4126
[email protected]

The BusinessTech Academy has been in existence at Santa Fe High School for over ten years and includes a relevant interdisciplinary curriculum which includes social studies and English classes that fulfill the A-G course requirements as well as technology classes that fulfill graduation requirements. The strength of the Business Academy lies in the fact that there is a strong emphasis on technology as well as strong ties to the business community through its mentorship program.

As an extension of the classroom learning experience, BusinessTech Academy students have a unique opportunity to experience business beyond the classroom through the City of Santa Fe Springs and Chamber events. Eleventh grade Academy students participate in a mentor program in which students are paired with members of the business community. They have many opportunities to interact with their mentor to see both the professional and technological side of business. Senior BusinessTech Academy students may participate in the Santa Fe Springs Chamber's Future Business Leader Committee and have the experience of being a participating member of city government.

Mechanical and Architectural Drafting Academy: A California Partnership Academy
Mr. Michael Griffie - Coordinator ext. 4352
The Mechanical and Architectural Drafting Academy at Santa Fe High School is a 3 year program that guides and prepares students for careers in Design, Engineering, Architecture, and other related fields. Our objective is to prepare students both academically and vocationally for skilled, entry level jobs and/or entry into a community college.

Three Year Plan

Grade 10
  • Mechanical Drawing 1
  • Academy English 2
  • Academy World Civilization
  • Math
  • Academy Earth Science
  • Physical Education
Grade 11
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Academy English 3
  • Academy U.S. History
  • Math
  • Academy Physics
  • Foreign Language or Elective
Grade 12
  • Architecture 2 or Mechanical 2
  • Academy English 4
  • Academy Government/Economics
  • Foreign Language
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Guest Speakers
  • College Visits
  • Field Trips
  • Competitions
  • Internships
  • Job Shadowing
  • Academy Social Activities
  • Academy Mentor Program
Affiliations with California Partnership Academies

Career Opportunities
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Construction Technology
  • Urban Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Building Inspector
  • General Contractor
  • Civil, Structural, Mechanical Engineer
  • Surveyor
  • CAD Operator