• Personal Finance
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    .5 credit
    This course is designed to educate students in what is required to be a competent,
    successful consumer. This course will provide students the opportunity to learn
    money management, understand payroll, benefits, and filing income tax returns.
    Credit management topics include: what is credit, types and sources of credit,
    establishing good credit, and using credit responsibly. Financial security topics
    include: saving for the future, investing in stocks, buying a home, and the mortgage
    process. Other important topics include: buying a vehicle, automobile insurance,
    property and liability insurance, and health and life insurance.

    Introduction to Business
    Grades 9, 10
    .5 Computer literacy credit
    Introduction to Business is a preparatory business course that allows the student
    to explore careers, choose and research a career, then follow through with the
    employment process: job applications, resumes, mock interviews, and employment
    forms. Units on consumerism, credit, banking and entrepreneurship are also
    covered. This course includes a lot of hands-on projects, where the students will
    have the opportunity to use Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. Students
    use Microsoft Word to learn proper keyboarding techniques and formatting
    of employment documents. Students are expected to keyboard a number of
    documents; including personal resumes and letters they draft themselves. Students
    who plan to take this class should not sign up for Career Skills.

    Keyboarding I
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    .5 Computer literacy credit
    Keyboarding I is designed to teach the student the principles of touch-type
    keyboarding, keyboard control, the concepts of the program Microsoft Word, and
    the proper care of their computer. The student applies his/her skills by typing
    memorandums, personal-business letters, envelopes, reports and tables. Skills
    in using correct spelling, capitalization, numbers and punctuation are taught.
    Neatness, accuracy, and productivity are stressed in this course.

    Keyboarding II
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    .5 Computer literacy credit
    Prerequisite: Keyboarding I, or Introduction to Business, or Career Skills
    Keyboarding II students will continue to learn concepts of Microsoft Word. The
    student applies his/her skills by producing advanced and enhanced memorandums,
    personal-business letters, business letters, reports and tables. Skills in using
    correct punctuation and grammar are taught. Students will work on a simulated
    business producing documents related to that business. Neatness, accuracy and
    productivity are stressed in this course.

    Keyboarding III-Honors
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    .5 Computer literacy credit
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Keyboarding II
    The student will apply his/her skills by producing advanced and enhanced documents
    using the simulation approach where the student will work for a company producing
    documents related to that company. Some of the areas covered, include scientific,
    sports, legal and fitness simulations. Some of the document types covered will
    include mailmerge, databases, macros, spreadsheets, news releases, agendas,
    minutes, forms, budgets, labels, flyers, programs, and slide shows. Accuracy and
    productivity are stressed in this course.

    Accounting I
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    1 Computer literacy credit
    Approved Senior Math requirement
    The emphasis of this course is to introduce the principles, concepts, and procedures
    used in accounting that a student must have if he/she expects to find a job in the
    business community. The aim of the course is to give the student an understanding
    of the procedures used to record business transactions for a sole proprietorship
    and be able to analyze their effects upon the financial operations of the business.
    These principles and procedures are taught for both a manual and computerized
    accounting system. Accounting I may be used to fulfill one of the credits needed
    in math for Seniors only.

    Accounting II Honors
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    1 Computer literacy credit
    Approved Senior Math requirement
    Prerequisite: Completion of Accounting I with an 85% or higher
    Accounting information learned in the first course provides the foundation for this
    course with continued focus on the principles and procedures for a merchandising
    business as a partnership and corporation. Both manual and computerized
    systems are used to help students be better prepared for the business community
    and workforce. Accounting II may be used to fulfill one of the credits needed in
    math for Seniors only.

    Accounting III Honors
    Grades 11, 12
    1 Computer literacy credit
    Approved Senior Math requirement
    Prerequisite: Completion of Accounting I and II with an 85% or higher
    Accounting concepts and practices learned in the first two courses are built
    upon with a closer study of payroll accounting, depreciation, departmental and
    accrual accounting. Students are exposed to accounting procedures used for
    partnerships, corporations, and various taxes affecting business using both manual
    and computerized systems.

    Accounting IV Honors
    Grades 11, 12
    1 Computer literacy credit
    Approved Senior Math requirement
    Prerequisite: Completion of Accounting I, II and III with an 85% or higher
    Accounting concepts and practices learned in the first three courses are built up on
    with closer study in corporate, management and manufacturing cost accounting.
    Students are exposed to both manual and computerized accounting systems. This
    independent study course is designed for the serious accounting student who
    plans to pursue a career in accounting or finance.

    Microsoft Office Suite I (formerly Computer Application I)
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    1 Computer literacy credit
    Keyboarding skills are highly recommended. Computer applications are designed
    to familiarize the student with various software packages and procedures used with
    computers. The content of this course includes labs on the following: Microsoft
    Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Concepts in word processing, database
    management, spreadsheets, desktop publishing and multi-media presentations are
    learned. A computerized simulation is also used to reinforce the above-mentioned
    applications. Students that have taken any of the 45 minute courses for Excel,
    Word, Access, or PowerPoint should not sign up for this class.

    Microsoft Office Suite II Honors (formerly Computer Application II)
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    1 Computer literacy credit
    This course deals with advanced computer applications using a personal computer.
    Topics covered in this class will include working within the Windows environment on
    advanced concepts in Microsoft Office Professional Suite of applications. Students
    will also utilize the Internet for computer course projects. Students that have taken
    any of the 45 minute courses for MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint should
    not sign up for this class.

    Sports and Entertainment Marketing
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    .5 Computer literacy credit
    Sports and Entertainment Marketing is a specialized course designed to offer
    students an opportunity to gain knowledge and develop skills within the marketing
    field. This course illustrates the dynamic, progressive, and influential nature of
    sports marketing. This course explores the sports marketing concept of customerdriven,
    integrated, goal orientated philosophy for a team, event, organization,
    or athlete. Students will learn about marketing through a combination of theory,
    projects, events and simulated business activities using examples from the sports
    and entertainment world. The marketing basics gained through this course will
    help you in any future career you desire to pursue.

    Sports and Entertainment Management
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    .5 Computer literacy credit
    Sports and Entertainment Management introduces students to a managerial
    career in the ever-changing business world. This course is specifically designed
    to provide students with an understanding of business fundamentals, and how
    to apply these principles in the areas of sports and entertainment. Students will
    become familiar with management theory and gain practical experience to utilize
    in the future. Sports and Entertainment Management is a very practical course for
    anyone interested in any type of business career. This course is a great compliment
    to the Sports and Entertainment Marketing course.

    Everyday Law
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    1 credit
    This course is designed to acquaint students with the legal rights and responsibilities
    they have as students, minors, citizens, consumers, and future employees.
    Emphasis is placed on understanding and applying legal principals that directly
    affect people in the context of their everyday life. Topics include ethical decisionmaking,
    sources of our current laws, civil law, criminal law, contract law, and
    employment laws. Students will be actively involved in class discussions and
    debates that center on current laws and timely issues. Students will have the
    opportunity to participate in a mock trial and experience a real trial in person.

    Microsoft Office - Excel
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    .5 Computer literacy credit
    Students will use this spreadsheet software to create formatted worksheets with
    embedded charts that utilize formulas, functions and Web queries. Working with
    large worksheets, templates, charting and what-if analysis will also be learned.
    Advanced concepts covered include utilizing financial functions, data tables and
    amortization schedules. Students will also learn how to use Excel as a database
    to sort and query information.

    Microsoft Office - PowerPoint
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    .5 Computer literacy credit
    Students will use this multimedia software to create and edit effective presentations.
    Skills to enhance their shows include adding illustrations, shapes, sounds, buttons
    and smart art diagrams. Modification of all show aspects to create visually appealing
    and informative presentations will be covered. Students will have the opportunity
    to display their work and practice their presentation skills to an audience.

    Microsoft Office - Word
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    .5 Computer literacy credit
    Students will use this word processing software to prepare and edit documents,
    format research papers, and develop cover letters and resumes. Advanced
    concepts covered include creating various proposals to include watermarks, tables
    and charts. Generating form letters, mailing labels, setting up directories and
    creating a professional newsletter are also covered.

    Microsoft Office - Access
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    .5 Computer literacy credit
    Students will use this database software to manage information. Database creation,
    query and maintenance will be covered, along with creating reports, forms and
    multi-table forms. Writing macros, setting up switchboard interfaces, developing
    pivot tables and pivot charts will be other skills attained through this course.

    Microsoft Publisher
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    .5 Computer literacy credit
    Put publishing at your fingertips by learning the beginning and advanced concepts
    of this desktop publishing package. This class will show you how to make
    professional grade publications for any situation or occasion. Learn to create
    brochures, cards, business forms, catalogs, newsletters, signs, flyers, posters,
    letterhead, advertisements, basic web pages and more. Enhance your computer
    skills through creation of practical use publications.

    Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship-Honors
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    1 credit
    Recommended: At least one Business Education course.
    Sooner or later, everyone wishes they had their own business. This class takes
    a student step-by-step through the process of starting and running a business.
    Discover what it takes for a business to survive in today’s world, and find out if you
    have what it takes to be a successful business entrepreneur. Students will learn
    to develop their very own working business plan. The information learned in this
    class is valuable to everyone; college bound or not.

    Career Skills
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    1 Computer literacy credit
    Career Skills is a basic course intended for the student who plans to enter the
    work force immediately after high school. The course is hands-on, practical, and
    provides repetitive instruction for the student who requires extra reinforcement of
    skills and concepts. The following modules will be covered; basic keyboarding
    skills, cashiering, record keeping, business etiquette, interpersonal skills, business
    machines, and careers. Students who have taken and passed Introduction to
    Business are NOT eligible to take this course.

    Web Design
    South: Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    North: Grades 10, 11, 12
    1 Computer literacy credit
    In this hands-on course, students will create web sites using HTML tags and
    HTML editors (such as Dreamweaver). Students will learn basic principles of
    design and the web development life cycle while incorporating various elements
    into a web page including graphics, tables, and navigation. Students will utilize
    Internet resources and other multimedia tools to create web sites. Basic computer
    knowledge would be helpful in this course.