Business Courses

601101 - Accounting I

Students will explore the basic accounting principles for use in service and merchandising businesses.  This course will cover the accounting cycle for a sole proprietorship and a corporation and will provide the student with practical instruction (i.e., writing a check and reconciling a bank balance) as well as an introduction to accounting issues found in the workplace  ( i.e., small business bookkeeping).  A math teacher recommendation is need to receive a math credit for this class.   

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1
Grades: 10 through 12
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.0

601102 - Accounting II

Advanced accounting will develop a focused understanding in financial accounting procedures.  This course will benefit those students who plan on pursuing an accounting or entrepreneurial career path.  Students will be introduced to QuickBooks accounting software and complete a computerized practice set.  Topics such as special journals, accruals, departmental records, payroll and tax records, partnership, corporation manufacturing accounting and accounting applications will be covered.  Math credit may be granted for this course with a recommendation from a mathematics teacher.

Prerequisite: 75 and above in Accounting I
Credit: 1
Grades: 11 and 12
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.0

601103 - School-to-Career: Career Exploration and Focus

The program provides the students with the opportunity to share in the shaping of their future. The student will be placed at a training station compatible with career interests and skills. Students will be exposed to a systematic approach to incorporate the workplace into the classroom. They will investigate the wide range of occupational and educational opportunities available to them as they plan career goals. Students will participate in interview skills and resume writing workshops and applicable job shadowing assignments. Employment must be within the program guidelines in order to qualify for the on-the-job credit. Credit determination is made by the program coordinator. This course may be taken only once.

Prerequisite: Minimum age 16
Credit: * ½ + ½ **
Grades: 11 and 12 - Priority
Length: 1 semester
Enrollment for grade 12 students 
Weight: 1.0
   * .50 credit - Class related instruction
   ** .50 credit - On-The-Job Satisfactory Work

601104 - Business Math

Business Math is a course designed to specialize in the basic principles of mathematics so that it has value both for consumer and business use. The course will cover problems faced by every individual in his or her daily life, such as: dealing with personal money records, banking transactions, buying for personal household needs and personal financing. The fields of savings and investment, home ownership, travel and transportation and taxes will be covered. Students must be recommended by a mathematics teacher to receive math credit.

Prerequisite: Recommendation from previous math or business teacher.
Credit: 1 (Math)
Length: 1 year
Grades: 9 through 12
Weight: 1.0

601105 - Teen Leadership

Teen Leadership provides students with skills and training in the areas of personal responsibility, principle-based decision making, leadership, emotional intelligence, understanding choices and their consequences, resisting peer pressure, developing healthy relationships, conflict resolution, public speaking, goal setting, and other similar social skills that students need in today’s complex environment.

 Prerequisite: None 
Credit: ½
Grades: 9 through 12
Length: 1 semester
Weight: 1.0

601106 - Teen Leadership II

Students are to identify and explain the key elements of a complex event, issue, problem or phenomenon then develop a method to explore the relationships between the key elements and their personal lives. They are to gather, question and evaluate the quality of information from multiple primary and secondary sources that they researched and come up with a plan in a project format that would assist them to draw conclusions and address diverse perspectives.

Teen Leadership 2 focuses on performance tasks where students incorporated real-world, college, career and problem based scenarios related to their interest. Tasks are self motivated and required multi steps generated by the student which allowed for constant revision and reflection. Students are required to "think out of the box" and pursue learning based on interest and desire which increased their motivation. Everyday problems, issues and events are reviewed through a wide array of media including but not limited to News broadcasts, social media and published documents.

Prerequisite: Teen Leadership
Credit: ½
Grades: 10-12
Weight: 1.0

601108 - Teen Leadership School Climate

Students who have completed School Climate training or wish to participate in this training are eligible for enrollment through advisor recommendation. This course is designed to work with students as resources through partnerships with adult school community members (educators, community members and parents/guardians) to help follow and live through the adopted National School Climate Standards. Participants will learn how to be critical drivers of school climate improvement and will be taught how to demonstrate their knowledge of climate while modeling how students can and should be working with adults as genuine resources/partners in this work. Students will formulate their current thinking on creating schools that are safe for all, schools that foster high quality relationships among each and every school community member, adult and student alike.

Prerequisite: School climate training, advisor recommendation
Credit: ½
Grades: 9-12
Weight: 1.0

601110 - Microsoft Office A

This course provides students with the opportunity to acquire and augment their personal computer skills. The hands-on computer experience will teach core concepts of MS Office including editing and formatting letters, resumes, MLA Research papers, spreadsheet applications, database management, presentations and other features specific to MS Office.  This course will provide students with technology skills that are essential for their high school success as well as future use in their college and career pursuits. 

Prerequisite: None
Credit: ½
Grades: 9 through 12
Length: 1 semester
Weight: 1.0

601111 - Microsoft Office B

This course is available to students who have successfully completed Microsoft Office A.
This course will focus on the use of advanced features of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint.  The focus will be on uses of these applications in the business environment.

Prerequisite: 70 or above in Microsoft Office A.
Credit: ½
Grades: 9 through 12
Length: 1 semester
Weight: 1.0

601113 – Personal Finance

Personal Finance class provides students with an opportunity to develop a plan for their financial success! Topics of study include creating financial goals, planning a budget for their life after high school, and planning their investments options. They will also explore credit card offers, student and personal loans, the importance of building and maintaining a good credit history, checking and savings accounts at credit unions and banks, as well as identity theft.

Prerequisite:  None
Credit:  ½
Grades: 9 through 12
Length: 1 semester
Weight: 1.0

601112- Graphic Communications

Graphic Communications will focus on the study of advertising and how we graphically relay information in society.  Students will analyze marketing techniques and create their own advertising campaigns to reach their intended markets.  Students will be introduced to Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Illustrator to create their ads and will also focus on the principles and elements of design in relation to graphic layout.  This class may be taken more than once with the approval of the instructor and an approved learning activity plan. 

Prerequisite:  None
Credit:  ½
Grades:  9 through 12
Length: 1 semester
Weight: 1.0

601115 - Developing Mobile Apps

This course focuses on the principles of computer science from the perspective of developing mobile applications.  Students will use the mobile programming language "App Inventor" to design and build mobile apps for Android tablets and smart phones.  The only limit to the type of app you will build is your own imagination!  

Prerequisite:  Algebra 1, Introduction to Developing Mobile Apps
Credit: .5
Grades: 10 through 12
Length: 1 semester
Weight: 1.0

601116 - Introduction to Developing Mobile Apps

In this course student will be introduced to the principles of computer science from the perspective of developing mobile applications.  Students will learn the mobile programming language "App Inventor" to design and build mobile apps for Android tablets and smart phones.  The only limit to the type of app you will build is your own imagination!  Upon successful completion, interested students may take the full year Mobile Applications class.

Prerequisite:  None
Credit:  .50
Grades:  9  through 12
Length:  1 Semester 
Weight: 1.0