• 9-12th Grade Curriculum

     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Course Title: Microsoft Applications for Business  Department: Business 
     
    Grade Level: 9-12 Time Per Day/Week 42 mins/5 days per week  Length of Course: Semester


    Primary Resources: Teacher Created Resources

    Units of Study:
    • Creating a Worksheet and Chart
    • Formulas, Functions, and Formatting
    • Working with Large Worksheets, Charting, and What-If Analysis
    • Determine whether to use relative or absolute addressing when creating formulas
    • Mail merge and working with multiple worksheets
    • Creating, sorting, and querying a table
    • Creating and using an Access Database
    • Querying a Database


    Curriculum-Based Assessments: Projects, Unit Assessments, and Final Exam

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: Whether budgeting, organizing client sales lists, or planning an office social gathering, Excel is a powerful tool that has become entrenched in business processes worldwide. For students who are planning to major in any business field in college, knowledge of spreadsheets and databases is essential. Using Excel, students learn to manipulate data, implement functions, calculate numerical data, and present professional results using tables and charts. In addition, students integrate Excel with the mail merge feature of Microsoft Word to create customized bulk mailings and labels. In the latter part of the course, Microsoft Access is used as an information management tool allowing users to create databases to store various kinds of information for reference, reporting and analysis.


     
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    Course Title: Business Communications and Presentations   Department: Business


    Grade Level: 9-12 Time Per Day/Week 42 mins/5 days per week  Length of Course: Semester

    Primary Resources: Teacher Created Resources

    Units of Study: (1) Communication Process, (2) Basics of Creating a Professional Presentations, (3) Informative Speeches, (4) Demonstration Speeches, (5) Planning Effective Business Messages, (6) Writing Effective Business Messages, (7) Brief Messages, (8) Professional Development Workshop, and (9) Impromptu Speeches


    Curriculum Based Assessments: Projects, Presentations, Unit Assessments, and Final Exam

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: This course includes presentation and professional communications skills needed for academic and professional environments. Students learn effective techniques for planning, preparing and creating professional-quality presentations and business documents such as memos, letters, and emails. A variety of presentation and communication tools including Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Presentations and Prezi are learned and applied within project-based scenarios. Students will practice teamwork and collaboration as they work together to create some projects for the course. Additionally, students gain practice in oral presentations while developing a positive professional image needed for high school and college projects, college admissions interviews, job interviews and the professional workplace.  


     

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    Course Title: Photoshop    Department: Business


    Grade Level: 9-12 Time Per Day/Week 42 mins/5 days per week  Length of Course: Semester

    Primary Resources: Teacher Created Resources

    Units of Study: (1) Photoshop Basics, (2) Working with Layers, (3) Making Selections, (4) Incorporating Color Techniques, (5) Placing Type in an Image - Using Special Filter Effects, (6) Using Painting Tools, (7) Working with Layer Masks, (8) Liquify an Image, and (9) Final Project


    Curriculum Based Assessments: Projects, Unit Assessments, and Final Exam

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: Photoshop is an image-editing program used by graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, and Webmasters to create and modify digital images. Students use painting and editing tools to create original artwork, manipulate color images, and retouch photographs as well as manipulating digital images designed for print and Internet distribution.


     
    Computer Applications Course Title: Web Page Design   Department: Business

    Grade Level: 9-12 Time Per Day/Week 42 min per day/5 days per week   Length of Course: Semester

    Primary Resources: Teacher Developed Resources

    Units of Study:

     

     

    1. Introduction to the Internet and WWW
    2. Introduction to Web Page Design using Dreamweaver
    3. The Power of Templates
    4. Introduction to Web Graphics and CSS
    5. Designing with Adobe Muse
    6. Creating a Wordpress site
    7. Client Website project


    Curriculum-Based Assessments: Final Exam: Client Website Project, Unit Based website projects, Internet Terminology Quiz

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the essentials of web design using a variety of development tools including Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Muse, and WordPress. Students will create professional looking, multi-page websites as they plan and design pages enhanced with graphics, images, and multimedia. Students learn to critically evaluate website quality and how to create and manipulate web-ready images.


     
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    Course Title: Career and Professional Development    Department: Business


    Grade Level: 10-12 Time Per Day/Week 42 min per day/5 days per week Length of Course: Semester

    Primary Resources: Instructor Resources, Naviance

    Units of Study:

    • Self-Assessment: Talent, Interests & Aptitudes Inventory
    • Career Research & Workplace Values
    • About My Major: Selecting a Program or Degree
    • College Research, Selection & Application
    • Employment Acquisition
    • Job Interviews


    Curriculum-Based Assessments: Unit Projects, Final Exam

    Standardized Assessments: n/a

    Description of Course: The college planning and career development process is unique to every person and evolves throughout one’s life. This project-based course is designed to guide students through the process of investigation and the development of a college and career plan. Using research and decision-making skills, students will explore education and career information to explore areas of personal interest and set realistic goals. The projects of the course require students to perform extensive research, evaluate job market information, identify educational and degree requirements, research majors, evaluate colleges, navigate the college application process and learn job-seeking skills. The first 60% of the course focuses specifically on the college planning and application process making this course ideal for sophomore and junior students. The culminating project requires students to prepare a goal-setting resume and perform a mock job interview for their first professional position.


     

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    Course Title: Personal Finance   Department: Business

    Grade Level: 10-12 Time Per Day/Week 42 mins/5 days per week Length of Course: Year

    Primary Resources: Teacher Created Resources

    Units of Study: (1) Financial Goal Setting, (2) Career Planning, (3) Budgeting, (4) Banking, (5) Credit, (6) Consumer Protection, (7) Payroll & Taxes, (8) Saving & Investing, (9) Purchasing an Auto & Insurance, and (10) Purchasing a House


    Curriculum Based Assessments: Projects, Simulations, Unit Assessments, Midterm Exam and Final Exam

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: Personal Finance is a course of practical information designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful money management. Making wise decisions and establishing short and long-term financial goals are essential “life skills” that young people often fail to benefit from during their early wealth-building years. Students learn to plan for their future through in-depth lessons on money management, banking, calculating payroll earnings, tax obligations, insurance, investment securities, and credit responsibilities. Students participate in classroom activities, in class banking and stock market simulations, and hands-on projects to fully integrate business applications. Students also participate in a capstone simulation that ties these critical elements together in an online exercise allowing students to see the importance of successful money management.  


     
    Course Title: Marketing   Department: BusinessBUSINESS
     


    Grade Level: 10-12 Time Per Day/Week 42 mins/5 days per week  Length of Course: Semester

    Primary Resources: Teacher Created Resources

    Units of Study: (1) Marketing Basics, (2) Marketing Research, (3) Product Planning and Branding, (4) Pricing, (5) Distribution, and (6) Advertising


    Curriculum Based Assessments: Projects, Presentations, Unit Assessments, and Final Exam/Project

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: Marketing is the process of developing, promoting, and distributing goods and/or services to the satisfaction of the customer. Students explore the basic marketing mix (product, price, place, and promotion) as well as Market Research, Advertising, and Selling techniques in the application of classroom concepts with hands-on projects. Students understand the importance of the sales and marketing functions in today’s business environment.


     

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    Course Title: International Business & Ethics  Department: Business

    Grade Level: 10-12 Time Per Day/Week 42 min per day/5 days per week  Length of Course: Semester

    Primary Resources: Instructor Resources

    Units of Study:

    • Setting the Stage for Going Global
    • Global Economics
    • Cultural Awareness and Global Business Etiquette
    • Government
    • Politics
    • Risk & International Trade
    • Importing, Exporting & Trade Relations
    • Marketing in a Global Economy
    • Global Affairs Reporting: Current Events Impacting Global Business


    Curriculum-Based Assessments: Unit Projects & Presentations, Final Exam

    Standardized Assessments: n/a

    Description of Course: This project-based course provides an introduction to the national and global aspects of international business. Students will perform extensive research to explore the cultural, economic, political, and legal environments of global business including an overview of the risks, challenges, and opportunities inherent to competing in the global marketplace. Throughout the course, students research and present global affairs updates to explore the impact of international issues on the domestic and global business environments.


     

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    Course Title: Entrepreneurship Department: Business

    Grade Level: 10-12 Time Per Day/Week 42 mins/5 days per week  Length of Course: Semester

    Primary Resources: Teacher Created Resources

    Units of Study: (1) Introduction to Entrepreneurship, (2) Options to Starting a Business, (3) Recognizing Opportunity and Feasibility, (4) Legal Form of Ownership, (5) Financing and Business Risk, (6) Financial Records, (7) Business Plan, and (8) Guest Speakers


    Curriculum Based Assessments: Projects, Unit Assessments, and Final Exam

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: Learn what it takes to be a successful small business owner! Entrepreneurship takes students through the process of conceiving, creating, and managing their own business. Students formulate and develop a business plan to describe the organization, marketing strategies, and financial requirements of their new business based on the type of small business they would like to own. Finance, accounting, marketing, and management issues are addressed from an entrepreneurial perspective. If you’ve ever dreamed of being your own boss and running your own company, this is the course for you!


     

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    Course Title: Sports & Entertainment Management                                              Department: Business

    Grade Level: 10-12 Time Per Day/Week 42 mins/5 days per week                       Length of Course: Semester

    Primary Resources: Teacher Created Resources

    Units of Study: (1) What is Sports and Entertainment Management?, (2) College and Amateur Sports, (3) Professional Sports, (4) Sports Franchise Valuations, (5) Class Produced Event, and (6) Final Project


    Curriculum Based Assessments: Projects, Unit Assessments, and Final Exam

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: This course is designed for students who have an interest in the sports and entertainment industry. The course is interdisciplinary in nature with a focus on the management of venues, sports, musicians, artists and events. Students explore the content areas of college and professional sports, event planning, sponsorships, public image, endorsements, legal issues, and the entertainment industry. Class activities include hands-on assignments, team activities, critical thinking exercises, field trips, and speakers from places such as universities and local sports and entertainment organizations. The course is designed to provide future managers with a solid business foundation as well as knowledge of the unique facets of the Sports and Entertainment Industry. This course will focus on the “business” behind the sport with an emphasis on the four functions of management.


     

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    Course Title: Accounting 1  Department: Business

    Grade Level: 10-12 Time Per Day/Week 42 mins/5 days per week   Length of Course: School Year

    Primary Resources: Gilbertson, Lehman, and Ross. Century 21 Accounting: Multicolumn Journal. 8th ed., Thomson Southwestern, 2006.

    Units of Study:

    • Analyzing, Journalizing, and Posting Business Transactions for a Proprietorship
    • Cash Control Systems
    • End-of-Fiscal Period Work for a Proprietorship
    • Utilizing Special Journals for a Merchandising Corporation
    • Posting to General and Subsidiary Ledgers
    • Corporate Payroll & Taxes
    • End-of-Fiscal Period Work for a Merchandising Corporation
     

    Curriculum-Based Assessments: Projects, Unit Assessments, Midterm Exam and Final Exam

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: This course is a must for students who plan to major in Accounting, Marketing, Business Management or Finance in college! All college majors related to business, in any way, require at least two college accounting credits. Build a great foundation in accounting principles, applications, and terminology. Computer integration is incorporated using Microsoft Excel.



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    Course Title: Honors Accounting 2     Department: Business

    Grade Level: 11-12 Time Per Day/Week 42 mins/5 days per week   Length of Course: School Year

    Primary Resources: Gilbertson, Lehman, and Ross. Century 21 Accounting: Multicolumn Journal. 8th ed., Thomson Southwestern, 2006.

    Units of Study:

    • Corporate Accounting Simulation: Zenith Global Imports
    • Accounting for Uncollectible Accounts
    • Accounting for Plant Assets & Depreciation
    • Accounting for Inventory
    • Accounting for Notes and Interest
    • Accounting for Accrued Revenue & Accrued Expenses
    • End-of-Fiscal-Period Work for a Corporation
    • Partnerships, International Sales, Internet Sales
    • Cash Flow Analysis
    • Ethics, Regulations, Policy and Law of Accounting
    • Financial Ratios, Indicators & Analysis Activity Final Project: Annual Report Analysis

    Curriculum-Based Assessments: Projects, Unit Assessments, Midterm Exam and Final Exam

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: Accounting 2 expands upon basic accounting principles, partnership/corporation accounting, debt financing, payroll procedures, cost accounting, and financial statement analysis. Microsoft Excel is used to reinforce computerized accounting practices as students complete projects and simulations. Together, Accounting 1 and Accounting 2 provide a strong foundation of accounting principles required for any college business program.