Our courses are clustered around three main topics: Accounting and Finance, Business Management, and Computer Applications. Our accounting and finance courses focus on how businesses and individuals use money. The business management cluster explores the knowledge and skills needed to run a business successfully. The computer applications program prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams.
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS CLUSTERCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR COLLEGE & CAREERS (AD)GRADES 9-12
This course will equip students with the skills and knowledge essential for top-level technology performance. Students will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare documents and presentations efficiently for college assignments and business tasks. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist exams in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Some colleges and universities offer college credits or course waivers to certified Office Specialists.
ACCELERATED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR COLLEGE & CAREERS (AD)
DUAL ENROLLMENT OPTION
This advanced-level computer course will equip students with the knowledge and skills for top-level performance with productivity software. Technology concepts will be emphasized to help students correctly format documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist exams in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Some colleges and universities offer college credits or course waivers to certified Office Specialists.
ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE CLUSTER
PERSONAL FINANCE AND INVESTING (AD)
This course is designed for students who want to learn how to get the most out of their money today while planning for their future. Students will develop a career plan, prepare a budget, learn about banking and credit, plan for retirement, and set up an investment portfolio of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Students will participate in many online learning activities as they develop their own personal financial plan.
ACCELERATED PERSONAL FINANCE AND INVESTING (AD)
This course is designed for students who want to learn how to get the most out of their money today while planning for their future. Students will use more advanced analysis to develop a career plan, prepare a budget, learn about banking and credit, plan for retirement, and set up an investment portfolio of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Students will participate in many online learning activities as they develop their own personal financial plan.
ACCELERATED ACCOUNTING (YR)
This course is designed for students interested in exploring accounting – the language of business. Students will learn how to record, analyze, interpret, and report financial transactions to owners, managers, government agencies, and others interested in a business's operation. Computerized accounting problems and simulations are incorporated throughout the course. Students will learn the skills necessary to obtain an entry-level office/accounting job.
HONORS ACCOUNTING (YR)
DUAL ENROLLMENT OPTION
This college-level course provides an introduction to basic financial accounting principles, the effects of business transactions, and the effect on financial statements. Learn how to prepare basic financial statements and engage in decision-making essentials in our economic system by analyzing receivables and inventory.
HONORS FINANCE (AD)
This course presents an introduction to corporate finance. Students will explore how companies raise money and then use this money to increase the firm's value. Topics for study include learning about financial markets, understanding stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, determining how well one company has performed against other companies, and investigating financial principles such as interest rates, time value of money, and the risk/return trade-off. The recommended prerequisite is a grade of at least a B in Accelerated Algebra 2.
MANAGEMENT & MARKETING CLUSTER
Students will learn the fundamentals of organizing and starting a small business as they create their own business plan in this course. The course covers such topics as entrepreneurial challenges, building the business plan, franchising, forms of ownership, marketing, pricing, financial planning, operations, and ethical and legal concerns. They will also understand what it means to be an entrepreneur and how they can use their unique skills and talents to start a small business venture.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (AD)
This course is designed for the student who plans to major in business in college. It provides insight into the characteristics, organization, and operation of a business. It also discusses contemporary issues and routine factors that affect the business operation, including the environment of business, business ownership, finance, proprietorships, partnerships, marketing/advertising, government regulations, and credit cards.
HONORS BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (S)
DUAL ENROLLMENT OPTION
This course is designed for the student who plans to major in business in college. Students will learn about management theories aimed at planning, organizing, leading, and controlling a business's operations both domestically and internationally. Topics include the nature of management, management theories, the environment of management, organizational structures, ethics, and leadership. The recommended prerequisite is a grade of at least a B in Accelerated English.
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING (AD)
This course explores the world of marketing from the perspective of the entertainment and sports industries. Emphasis will be placed on product planning, consumer behavior, product research, advertising, and communications. Industry-specific topics include managing the public images of musicians and athletes, sporting events, entertainment venues, concert promotions as well as travel and tourism marketing. Students will frequently engage in individual and group activities as they research existing companies and prepare various marketing materials.
HONORS MARKETING (AD)
DUAL ENROLLMENT OPTION
The most dynamic growth industry in the business environment is marketing. This course is a challenging examination of the theory and practice of marketing in which students learn how important concepts like the foundations of marketing, the 4 P’s of marketing (product, price, place, promotion), marketing segmentation and positioning, consumer behavior, communication skills, and marketing research are applied in marketing management. Students will be expected to participate heavily in class discussions, case problem solving and analysis, and major team projects.
ACCELERATED BUSINESS LAW (AD)
This course offers an understanding of law as it applies to everyday life. Students will learn how to avoid costly legal mistakes by developing an understanding of how the law affects activities such as buying, selling, renting, employment, and contracts. In addition to business law concepts, this course also teaches court procedures and shows students how to protect their rights.