ACAP / High School


The primary objective of ACAP is to increase the understanding of accounting and business career opportunities among high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups. Through ACAP's efforts, students have received educational enrichment experiences and practical help needed for college preparation and a career in accounting.

ACAP began in 1980 when the National Association of Black Accountants 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 junior and senior high school, NABA designed a pilot program that would be informative, yet go beyond words. Accordingly, the one-week residency concept was developed. 

ACAP is a week-long on campus institute where students will have the opportunity to attend classes on careers in accounting and business, personal development and college preparation; tour college campuses, local companies, and CPA firms; and invite their parent(s) or guardian(s) to a banquet in commemoration of their completion of the program.

Getting Started!

See below the links to the official ACAP Information Sheet, Online Application and Printable Application to learn more about the program. The 2019 ACAP Program will take place July 7-13, 2019 on the campus of the Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) in downtown Indianapolis!

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Any questions or comments regarding the ACAP Program can be directed to April Lilly-Ervin, ACAP Chair ( or Brendon Howell, NABA Greater Indianapolis President (