• Business and Marketing

    If you want to run your own business or be the person that makes a business successful, be sure to look at the opportunities in Business and Marketing. Students learn business skills essential to efficient, productive operations for any company. Most business communication is marketing communication. Marketing jobs represent nearly one in every four jobs in the U.S. economy. Marketing courses help you learn and experience how the marketing process seeks to establish and satisfy the needs and wants of individuals who buy goods, services and ideas. Businesses of all types and sizes, including non-profit organizations, use marketing in their local, national and global operations to move products and services from their origin to the end-user.
    2015 - 16 Course Offerings
    Advanced Marketing (BHHS, Grades 10 - 12)
    This class prepares students to study business and marketing in college, or work in a marketing related field. Students apply skills learned in Intro to Marketing to cooperatively produce a project involving business information, advertising campaigns, and sales demonstrations. Students will also operate an actual small business. Students will take the role of employees and managers and will be responsible for all aspects of store operation, including staffing, supervision, store maintenance, cash register and money handling procedures, customer service, purchasing, and inventory management and accounting. DECA is part of this class and skills developed can be used in DECA competitions. All students are expected to participate in leadership activities through DECA, an Association of Marketing Students. Students compete locally to earn the opportunity to travel to state and international competitions. 
    Business Communications (BHHS, Grades 11 and 12)
    This project based course will teach students to communicate in a clear, courteous, concise, complete and correct manner on both personal and professional levels. Competency will be developed in oral and written communication for both interpersonal and employment purposes. Listening skills will be incorporated throughout the semester. The overriding goal is to provide students with a solid communication base. Improve your communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, internet, e-mail, and telephone etiquette as well as verbal and non-verbal communication. In addition, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills will be learned and practiced. As an integral part of Business Communications, every student will be encouraged to learn, practice and test for certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist in both Power Point 2013 and Word 2013. 
    Business Math (BHHS and THS; Grades 11 and 12)
    Learn how to take responsibility for your own financial destiny. This course will offer students the necessary knowledge to be active money managers where they understand that decisions they make now can affect the income they will earn for the rest of their life. Key concepts include planning for personal finances, banking and credit, investing your financial resources and protecting your finances. Students will learn about the importance of planning ahead in order to be able to provide financial security for themselves and those who depend on them. 
    Introduction to Entrepreneurship (THS only; Grades 9 - 12)
    This course is useful to anyone interested in running their own business, managing a business or for those interested in business as a career. Units focus on recognizing your entrepreneurial spirit, researching and planning a venture, and managing market strategies. 21st Century Skills and employability skills are emphasized in this class. 
    Introduction to Business and Marketing (BHHS only; Grades 9 - 12)
    Students wanting to be successful in the 21st century will need to possess the skills needed to meet the high demands of colleges and careers. This course not only teaches these skills, but provides hands-on opportunities for students to practice their skills. Dynamic opportunities await you in the field of Business and Marketing. The business environment is changing everyday with the greatest number of new job openings appearing in small businesses. This course will provide students with a solid understanding of marketing concepts, economics, selling techniques and careers in marketing and apply them to the world around them. This course builds a foundation for further studies in business, marketing, technology and helps students develop the business knowledge and skills they will need in their everyday lives. All students are expected to participate in leadership activities through DECA, an Association of Marketing Students. A student earning a B or above for the full year is eligible for 5 college credits at SPSCC through Tech Prep. 
    Office Assistant (BHHS and THS, Grades 10 - 12)
    Students will learn and understand procedures related to being a teacher’s assistant. The course will combine on-line instruction with the hands-on daily functions as a teacher’s assistant. Instruction includes basic office procedures and topics such as: quality performance, confidentiality, work ethics, telephone etiquette, professionalism, filing procedures, customer service techniques, and teen work laws. Student must have TA approval from host teacher that will employee student as a TA. 
    Office User Specialist (BHHS and THS, Grades 9 - 12)
    This freshman recommended course will introduce students to the basic concepts and use of digital communication tools. Microsoft Office Systems: Word 2013, PowerPoint 2013 and Excel 2013 industry certifications. Students will be encouraged to choose and certify in at least three additional MOS programs (Access; Outlook; OneNote; Word Expert; Excel Expert) to achieve their MOS Master Certification. Students will be shown how to effectively incorporate technology tools into their daily academic and personal lives. Students wishing to continue their learning will be fully ready to take Digital Communications. 
    Yearbook (BHHS and THS, Grades 10 - 12)
    This course is designed for students to gain experience in all aspects of publishing a high school yearbook. Students will be involved in planning and design, layout, copywriting, photography, graphic design, advertisement, sales and marketing. An application and teacher recommendation form must be turned in and approved prior to registration for this class. Regular attendance is necessary for this class. 21st Century Skills and employability skills are emphasized in this class.