Academics > Curriculum > High School Business Education

GRADES 9-12

Overview

Courses in the Business Education and Computer Technology Department are designed to prepare students for success in academic classes and to meet the challenges of an automated society in business, industry and post secondary education in the information age. The National Business Education Association (NBEA) believes that whether or not students pursue careers in specific business disciplines, they do participate in the economic system. The National
Standards for Business Education are based on the conviction that business education competencies are essential for all students.

According to the 2007 National Standards for Business Education all students should be able to:
  • Function as economically literate citizens in domestic and international venues.
  • Develop a sensitivity to personal, societal, corporate, and governmental responsibility in the economic system.
  • Understand how business operates.
  • Demonstrate the interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills needed to function in diverse business settings, including the global marketplace.
  • Develop an awareness of career opportunities and the lifelong learning skills that will enable students to become employable in a variety of business careers.
  • Select and apply technology tools for making personal and business decisions and achieving personal and organizational goals.
  • Communicate effectively as writers, listeners and speakers in diverse social and business settings.
  • Read, interpret, and analyze financial statements; apply generally accepted accounting principles to assess the financial condition and operations of a company; and demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed for making informed business and personal financial decisions.
  • Understand principles of law as they apply to personal and business settings, particularly with regard to the impact of technology on the law.
  • Appreciate the value of the entrepreneurial spirit, both in the small business and in the corporate environment.
  • Understand that the various functions of a business are not separate but are interrelated and that each one impacts the others.
  • Apply the critical-thinking skills needed to function in students’ multiple roles as citizens, consumers, workers, managers, business owners, and directors of their own economic futures.