Business

  • ACCOUNTING 1 
    5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
    Accounting 1 is an introductory course in which students study foundational accounting principles, techniques, and concepts. Students will learn how to prepare, manage, and analyze various financial records while working within the constraints of the law. They will identify problems and develop solutions to these problems. Students will demonstrate their understanding through real-world projects and simulations.

    HONORS ACCOUNTING 2
    5 Credits, Grades 10 - 12
    Prerequisite: Accounting 1 

    Honors Accounting 2 expands upon the underlying framework and concepts introduced in Accounting 1. Emphasis on accounting for partnerships and corporations includes financial statement preparation, financial statement and ratio analysis, stock capitalization, as well as the preparation of various managerial reports to make key business decisions for corporations and partnerships.

    BUSINESS LAW & ETHICS
    2.5 credits, Grades 9 - 12
    Business Law and Ethics is designed to describe laws and regulations affecting business operations and transactions. The course will provide an overview of contract law, ethical decision-making frameworks, and employment law. Students will examine ethical issues, and apply multiple theories of ethical analysis to such issues. The course will also focus on the planning, monitoring, and managing of day-to-day business activities to foster a healthy and safe work environment.
     
    BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
    2.5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
    This course presents leadership and management theories and concepts that have emerged over the past several decades. In order to make a difference in organizations, students will focus on developing management qualifications.  They will analyze the function of customer relations and its vital role in the success of the business.  Students will examine the day-to-day functions of a business and the activities involved in achieving success. Due to today’s diverse business environment, students will understand the importance of creating an organization that encourages human initiative, participation, and teamwork to achieve common goals. Finally, students will learn the importance of retaining valued employees and providing opportunities for professional growth and development

    DIGITAL BUSINESS TOOLS
    2.5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
    Students will develop proficiency with Microsoft Access®, Excel®, Word®, and PowerPoint® software, as well as integrate these software programs. This course is designed to focus on advanced functions that will help students learn to navigate one of the most utilized software programs throughout high school and college.

    FINANCIAL LITERACY
    2.5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
    This course is required for graduation and will emphasize finance, economics, business, and entrepreneurial literacy as it applies to everyday life situations. Personal decision-making regarding budgeting, career choices, investments, loans, and insurance will be covered.

    FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS
    5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
    Fundamentals of Business is designed for students who have an interest in exploring 21st-century business operation. The goals of this course are to introduce students to the different internal and external elements of a business and the context in which a business operates. Fundamentals of Business explores common elements and characteristics of business such as marketing, accounting, economics, management, technology, and ethics. Topics are grouped in occupational clusters to assist students in choosing pathways of interest for college and/or a career.

    MARKETING 1
    5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
    This course enables students to acquire broad understandings in marketing so that they are able to transfer their skill and knowledge between and among industries. Specific content includes: economics, distribution, pricing strategies, selling, promotion, internet-based business, and career planning. A co-curricular aspect of the program is DECA, a national organization for marketing students. By participating in DECA students develop self-esteem, character leadership and communication skills.

    SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING
    2.5 Credits, Grades 10 - 12
    Sports and Entertainment Marketing is a course that is designed for students interested in sports, entertainment and event marketing. Emphasis is placed on the following principles as they apply to the industry: branding, licensing and naming rights; business foundations; concessions and on-site merchandising; economic foundations; promotion; safety and security; and human relations.

    WORK-BASED LEARNING
    5 - 15 Credits, Grade 12 (Full Year)
    This full-year course will provide valuable information, explore ideas, and develop skills and competencies to succeed in the world of work. Students gain hands-on experience through a work-study externship. Simulations, projects and teamwork activities provide many opportunities for learning. Class discussions will revolve around work experiences and marketing experiences.