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Business Finance and Accounting
Curricular Area: 
Practical Art
Grade(s): 10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: This one-semester course is designed to teach the basic principles and methods of today’s accounting practices and provide the student with a basic understanding of financial practices. We will develop financial literacy through integrated academics, real-world examples, and practical advice. It will also give the college-bound student interested in business an introduction into the various ideas and accounting practices used in the business world today. Student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in order to register for this class.

Grading: Each student’s grade will be evaluated on the basis of the following: 30% Tests and Quizzes, 50% Homework Assignments/ Projects/ Participation/ Class Behavior, and 20% Final Exam.
 
 
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Entrepreneurship
Curricular Area: 
Practical Art
Grade(s): 10-11-12
Credit: 1
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
Description: This half-year course will introduce students to basic concepts of entrepreneurship. This includes entrepreneurs role in the economy, traits, and characteristics of an entrepreneur, recognizing and creating business trends, and global challenges, and starting and operating a business.

Grading: Students are graded on the following: (1) Chapter tests; (2) Homework, (3) Small projects, (4) Quizzes, (5) Business plan, (6) Comprehensive exam, (7) Class participation.
 
 
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Business Management
Curricular Area:
Practical Art
Grade(s): 10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: This one-semester course introduces students to core concepts and skills which are necessary to successfully manage and be managed in organizations of various sizes and types. Students learn core communication and interpersonal relationship skills and techniques and apply them to various aspects of a business such as sales and management. A "real world" focus is achieved by exposing students to outside speakers who work in organizations of various sizes and types, field trips and "real world" discussions. A series of decision making models (The Golden Circle, Assertive Behavior, SMART planning, Einstein Personnel Selection Process, Synergy, etc) are presented to students throughout the initial weeks of the semester. Students then apply these concepts in class interactions and in understanding and evaluating the speakers and field trips. 

Grading: Students are evaluated on attitude and effort during class lectures and group processes as well as written reflections on lectures, fields trips, and in-class experiences.
 
 
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Business Law  
and Ethics 
Curricular Area:
Practical Art
Grade(s): 10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: This one-semester course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of law practices. Our focus will be on educating the student to determine right and wrong using different situations and circumstances. Our class will explore business and personal law cases and studies through integrated academics, real-world examples, and practical advice. It will also give the college bound student interested in business an introduction into the various ideas and practices used in the business world today. Student must be a sophomore, junior or senior in order to register for this class

Grading: Each student’s grade will be evaluated on the basis of the following: 30% Tests and Quizzes, 50% Homework Assignments/Projects, and 20% Final Exam.
 
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Independent Study: Business
Curricular Area:
Practical Art
Grade(s): 11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: Selection by application with instruction approval. 
 
Description: The student will propose an intended course of study investigating a specific topic in business. The instructor will monitor the progress of the student throughout the course.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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