Accounting and Finance Cluster
PERSONAL FINANCE AND INVESTING (GRADES 9-12)
This semester or alternate day course is designed for students who want to learn about investing. Topics include investment options, portfolio management, major consumer purchases, and retirement planning. This course will satisfy .5 credit of the mathematics graduation requirement, but may not be accepted by institutions of higher learning.
HONORS FINANCE (GRADES 11-12)
This semester course provides an introduction to finance, as it applies to businesses. The course is designed for students planning to major in business in college. Students will explore the three main areas of finance: financial management, financial markets, and investments. Recommended prerequisite is a grade of at least B in Accelerated Algebra 2.
ACCOUNTING 1 (GRADES 10-12)
This full-year course is designed for students interested in exploring their aptitude in accounting for career related purposes. Students will be introduced to manual as well as computerized methods of accounting during the course of the year. Basic principles presented include the double-entry system of accounting, the concepts of assets, liabilities, and owner's equity, and the preparation of financial statements for service and merchandising businesses. Students interested in keeping records for a small business or those planning to major in business in college are encouraged to take this course. This course will satisfy 1 credit of the mathematics graduation requirement, but may not be accepted as a math credit by institutions of higher learning.
HONORS ACCOUNTING 2 (GRADES 11-12)
This full-year course is designed for students who have successfully completed Accounting 1 and want to increase their knowledge of accounting systems and procedures. Principles presented include accounting for property, plant and equipment, unearned and accrued revenue, and uncollected accounts. The preparation of financial statements for partnerships and manufacturing businesses as well as cost accounting, departmental accounting, and managerial accounting are studied in some detail. This course provides a firm foundation for those serious about securing a position in accounting after high school or pursuing a business degree in college.
Business Management Cluster
BUSINESS PRINCIPLES AND MANAGEMENT (GRADES 10-12)
This semester course is designed for the student who plans to major in business in college (i.e. administration, management or marketing). It provides insight into the characteristics, organization, and operation of business. It also discusses contemporary issues as well as routine factors that affect business operation, including the environment of business, business ownership, finance, proprietorships, partnerships, marketing/advertising, government regulations and credit cards. Students will be required to do critiques on advertising; interview business proprietors/partners, and market research. Videotapes relating to various business principles/practices are also shown.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP (GRADES 10-12)
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING (GRADES 10-12)
This semester course will explore the skills required for a career in marketing with emphasis on the sports and entertainment field. Students will learn marketing principles and procedures and apply their knowledge using Microsoft Publisher and FrontPage.
CONSUMER BUSINESS LAW (GRADES 10-12)
This semester or alternate day course offers the basic mechanics of what one should know as a citizen and a consumer in the United States. Emphasis is given to preventive law with the hope and expectation that many legal difficulties may be avoided. The student is made aware of the increasing need for people in a free society to develop greater personal responsibility within the law. Problems and examples within the experience of the students are used to explain principles. This course develops an understanding of personal rights and personal obligations in business situations.
HONORS BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (GRADES 10-12)
Information Technology ClusterCourses in this cluster prepare students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist exams. Successful candidates receive Office Specialist certificates that are recognized worldwide as proof that an individual has the computing skills businesses want and post-secondary institutions desire.ACADEMIC COMPUTER APPLICATIONS: WORD AND POWERPOINTGrades 9-12This is a perfect follow up to the computer skills that students have received in previous years. Microsoft Office 2013 will be used to develop the communication skills students need to correctly format a variety of documents. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist exams in Word and PowerPoint. Some colleges and universities offer college credits or course waivers to certified Office Specialists.ACCELERATED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS: WORD, EXCEL AND POWERPOINTGrades 9-12This course will equip students with the skills and knowledge essential for top-level technology performance. Microsoft Office 2013 will be used to develop these skills. Students will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare spreadsheets and presentations and documents efficiently for college assignments and business tasks. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist exams in Excel and PowerPoint. Some colleges and universities offer college credits or course waivers to certified Office Specialists.