Business Education

Summary

Business Education Courses

Career and Financial Management

Grades 10–12

1 credit

This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about the features of our economy, explore a variety of careers, learn the skills and competencies needed for success in the workplace and begin to become financially literate. CFM encourages students to look at ALL career possibilities and then investigate those that are best suited to their interests, abilities and strengths. Students will develop a career plan that will provide them with goals and objectives to continue education or enter the workforce. Each student will complete an employment portfolio of documents that provides them with the tools needed for a future career search.

Speedwriting (Integrated with Microsoft WORD)

Grades 9–12

1 credit

This course is designed to help students with note taking/study skills in their regular classes and any post-secondary schooling. Super-write is an abbreviated writing system based primarily on longhand (ABC writing) and secondarily on phonetics. This program follows the principle of abbreviating from longhand, spelling, and the use of long and short vowels. It is a skill-based course with hands-on projects. Upon mastering the skill, students will have the opportunity to transcribe on the computer using Microsoft Word. In addition, other formats will be taught and used for practical application for other classes.

Entrepreneurship

Grades 10–12

1 credit

This business course is designed to provide students with a basic foundation for starting and managing a small business. Content includes selected entrepreneurial skills as well as those necessary for management, merchandising and marketing functions inherent in the operation of a small business. Students successfully completing the course will have a solid foundation in concepts that may be utilized in starting a small business or entering employment immediately after high school.

Computer Literacy I

Grades 9–12

½ credit

This course is intended to familiarize students with the Microsoft Office package. Students will cover basic formatting techniques and then concentrate on business communications (letters, memos, news releases, and other documents used daily in business). Real life applications are taught to prepare students for post-secondary education or employment. Students will practice working for a fictitious firm as an administrative assistant.

Computer Literacy II

Grades 9–12

1/2 credit

This course is intended to familiarize students with the Microsoft Office programs: Power Point and Excel. In Excel, students will learn how to work efficiently with numerical data by performing calculations and analyzing data (using charts and graphics) in spreadsheets. With Power Point, students will learn how to create multimedia presentations, improve public speaking skills and integrate all of the applications in Microsoft Office. Practical application is practiced in order to build transferable skills for students.

Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications

Grades 11 –12

1 credit*

* This course can be counted as a third Math credit or Business credit Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications is a college-preparatory course that will use sophisticated mathematics to give you the tools to become a financially responsible young adult. The course employs Algebra, Precalculus, Probability and Statistics, Calculus and Geometry to solve financial problems that occur in everyday life. Real-world problems in investing, credit, banking, auto insurance, mortgages, employment, income taxes, budgeting and planning for retirement are solved by applying the relevant mathematics. Field projects, computer spreadsheets, and graphing calculators are key components of the course.

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Grades 10–12

1 credit

This course is designed to introduce students to marketing principles as applied to the Entertainment and Sports areas. Students will see how this thriving industry is an important part of our culture and understand how each area impacts our society and individuals on a daily basis. Students will spend time working as a marketing specialist in a simulated sports business; there they will try out their skills and creativity marketing sports equipment.

Business Law

Grades 10–12

1 credit

This course is designed to teach students about citizenship and your legal rights as an individual. The class will focus on the legal issues relevant to student’s lives: justice, contracts, our criminal justice system, our court system and our freedoms. We will enjoy exploring many well known cases and explore the many career opportunities in this field. Practical application will take place through presentations, technology and video.

Internship

Grades 11–12

1 credit

This program is designed for juniors and seniors who are interested in exploring career options before graduating. This is an attractive opportunity for students who have completed required credits for graduation. These students can pursue a career area for wages while being compensated with additional high school credit. EACH student must receive administrative approval to participate.

Community Service

High School

1/2 credit/1 credit

The community service program is designed for students who are interested in devoting their time to volunteer organizations. The service program is in its truest sense a volunteer program of service. Students may choose from many civic organizations in our community to volunteer their time and efforts. This is an elective program, whereby High School students earn one (1) credit for 120 hours of volunteer service to the community/school service program to be performed during one/two school years. A  1/2 credit can be earned by serving 60 hours of volunteer service. This service may not be compensated through wages. Students are encouraged to enroll in this program and incorporate this into their high school portfolio.

Golden Hill Peer Helper

Grades 11–12

1 credit

This opportunity is available to students wishing to assist our Golden Hill faculty and explore the area of elementary education. Students are excused during a portion of their school day to spend time at Golden Hill; helping with classroom management, tutoring those students needing assistance, and acting as a role model to our elementary school students.

Work Release

Grades 10–12

This program is a privileged opportunity for students who have a study hall eighth/ninth period and the following conditions exist: Students must maintain a monthly log of time and skills acquired. Students must be punctual to school and maintain positive school behavior. Academic work must be kept current. The student’s employment must be verified and approved by the school. Continued eligibility is contingent upon maintaining employment while school is in session.

Job Shadow

High School Level

The Job Shadowing program allows students to explore a one-day visit at an occupation of their choosing. This experience allows the student exposure to a career in greater detail than afforded in the classroom. The student learns by observing or “shadowing” an adult mentor at the workplace. It is an ideal way for a student to receive exposure in a career area of interest. In addition, the experience acquaints the student with the requirements of various businesses and industries. Interested students need to fill out an application of intention. The Job Coordinator will guide the student through the entire process.