Speak the language of business! Whether investing one’s hard-earned cash, running one’s own business, or moving up the corporate ladder, the basics of accounting are essential. Topics covered for both a sole proprietorship and corporation include: journalizing, posting, preparing financial statements, controlling cash and merchandising. Students will work with annual reports of publicly traded companies. This is a must-take class for everyone considering majoring in business at all colleges and universities require business students to complete two accounting courses.
Continue to advance your knowledge in accounting toward the equivalent of one semester of college accounting. Topics include: Depreciation, Collection of Uncollectable Accounts, Corporate Equity, Valuation of Inventory and Financial Statement Analysis. Students who have completed Accounting I & II will be better equipped to succeed in a college financial accounting class. Students will use accounting software to produce financial documents. Again, this is a must-take class for everyone considering majoring in business at all colleges and universities require business students to complete two accounting courses.
In this class students will explore decision-making skills and techniques which can be used to make ethically-motivated choices. Students will learn effective communication techniques to help them to communicate with managers, peers, and as a manager. Through various case studies, students will explore real world problems that businesses face today.
Business Multimedia is an 8th-grade project-based elective that focuses on preparing students to go beyond the classroom application of multimedia production and create their own applied shows and projects. Students will create digital movies, work with photography concepts and photo editing, design custom animations, and develop logos using digital illustrations. Using multimedia in the realm of Marketing, students will apply concepts learned in the world of business and advertising. Various websites will be presented to convert and manipulate files, and gather Copyright free images, animations, music, and sound effects. A strong emphasis on Copyright, Creative Commons, Public Domain and Fair Use is incorporated throughout the course. At the completion of Business Multimedia, students will have developed a digital portfolio of their work.
In 7th Grade Career Concepts course, students will explore the local and national job market by reviewing recent statistics on employment, salaries, job outlook, and job responsibilities. Students will individually research careers, and through a self-analysis, analyze the careers that meet their future lifestyle choices, interests, and aptitudes. Students will learn what it takes to compete in the job market by developing networking and entrepreneurial strategies.
In the 6th Grade Digital Literacy course, students will learn how to use and navigate the tools and applications of Google Apps to complete their projects and assessments.
Students will use Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms and Drawings to share ideas, work together, and enhance their critical thinking skills. The emphasis on learning the web-based applications is the ability to allow for the 4 C’s of Communication, Collaboration Creativity and Critical Thinking.
Students will study Copyright Law, Effective Internet Researching Skills, and Safe and Socially Responsible Social Networking. This course will prepare students with 21st Century skills in a virtual environment.
Financial Planning is designed for the college bound student or the student getting ready to enter the work force. Topics will include: the college financial planning, money management, investments and insurance. Students will study everything from college loans and scholarships to IRA’s. Students will have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers in the field of financial planning.
Virtual Financial Planning is designed to allow students an opportunity to experience online learning and provide scheduling flexibility. This course will prepare students for the financial challenges of living independently. Some topics covered are: saving, checking accounts, loans/credit, taxes, budgeting, and insurance. Topics are introduced using short videos and articles. Students taking this course will find all course materials on Moodle. The pacing of the course, procedures for assignment submission and procedure for taking unit tests are at the discretion of the instructor.
CP International Business explores the challenges of managing a culturally diverse work force and the complexities of doing business in countries with different religions, traditions, and value systems. International Business focuses on the ability of managers to lead, motivate, communicate, and negotiate with individuals with different attitudes towards achievement and work, time and change, wealth and success, gender and the family, religion, and language.
The purpose of the Honors Internship Program is to provide a practical introduction to the professional work environment through direct contact with professionals in the community. Students will participate in a workplace experience, in regularly scheduled meetings with the supervising teacher, and weekly blog entries. Internships may be paid or unpaid. Internships can be tailored to the unique needs and interests of the learner.
This introductory course will give students insight into various aspects of business, technology, and multimedia applications. In Marketing, students will learn strategies for how companies persuade consumers in their buying decisions. They will study the psychology of traditional print and television promotions, and learn how marketing has been adapted in the Digital Era. Students will apply concepts learned to create their own multimedia promotional materials. Students will play the Stock Market game and learn options and strategies in investing money. They will get to invest $100,000 in an online simulation and compete against other students in the region. In Coding, students will be introduced to core computer science and programming concepts, and complete a unit of study in HTML/CSS to learn website design. Students will also complete self-guided lessons to learn various other languages and coding applications. Practice in applying these concepts will not only broaden their view and understanding of our technologically driven lives, but provide them with relevant skills for real world application.
Using The Stock Market Game, students will explore the fundamentals of personal finance and investing. Students will work together to build and manage an investment portfolio in a real-world, dynamic marketplace. They will analyze and make decisions, explore the consequences of their choices, and seek new ways to strategize for success.
Students first learn how businesses plan for and evaluate their operating, financing and investing decisions and then how accounting systems gather and provide data to internal and external decision makers. This year-long course covers all the learning objectives of a traditional college level financial accounting course, plus those from a managerial accounting course. Topics include an introduction to accounting, accounting information systems, time value of money, and accounting of merchandising firms, sales and receivables, fixed assets, debt, and equity. Other topics include a statement of cash flows, financial ratios, cost-volume profit analysis and variance analysis.
This course is a project based course that will focus on the foundations of marketing and advertising while addressing other business topics. Students will be exposed to entrepreneurship, business ethics and economics. There is an emphasis on teamwork, communication, presentations and leadership skills throughout the course. In this course, students will be able to make relevant connections to our local community and build their personal resume
The Microsoft Office Specialist class is designed to give every student the opportunity to get certified by Microsoft in Microsoft Office 2010 software. The class will include in-depth instruction of Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. At the conclusion of each section, each student will have the opportunity to take the Microsoft Office Specialist exam (MOS) and be certified by Microsoft. If you successfully pass all three certification exams, you have the opportunity to receive college credit. (Refer to the Microsoft Office Specialist website for details)
School to Work allows students to leave school and work at an approved job. This provides the student with invaluable work experiences and lessons that cannot be learned in a classroom. The School to Work Cooridinator monitors the students employment and provides support to the student. It is an opportunity to for student to “Earn while you Learn.” The program is open to all juniors and seniors.
The Virtual Microsoft Office Specialist class is designed to give every student the opportunity to get certified by Microsoft in Microsoft Office 2010 software. The class will include Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. At the conclusion of each section, each student will have the opportunity to take the Microsoft Office Specialist exam (MOS) and be certified by Microsoft. If you successfully pass all three certification exams, you have the opportunity to receive college credit. (Refer to the Microsoft Office Specialist website for details)