High School


The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) summer residency program is aimed at providing minority high school students early exposure to career opportunities within the business and accounting professions. The primary objective of ACAP is to increase the number of minority students pursuing careers in accounting and related business areas.

Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP): Summer residency program aimed at exposing high school students to the accounting & finance profession. For more information on the NABA Baltimore Metropolitan ACAP program, please contact us at info@baltimorenaba.org.

History of ACAP

ACAP began in 1980 when NABA recognized the need for a program that would direct African-Americans and other minorities towards the accounting profession. Recognizing that preparation for a professional career begins in the junior and senior years of high school, NABA designed a one-week residency program where students have the opportunity to attend classes on careers in accounting and business, personal development and college preparation.

Since a particularly small percentage of African-Americans, Hispanic and Native Americans are currently pursuing those career paths the program emphasizes recruiting students from these and other minority backgrounds. Students are selected based on a variety of factors, including high school counselor recommendations and student applications.

ACAP is a summer residency program giving students the opportunity to reside in dorms at a local sponsoring college campus for five days and attend classes on accounting and college preparation. Classroom topics are enhanced through team building activities, professional office tours, field trips and other activities.