Why explore accounting? There is always a need for accounting on both a personal and career level. Going to college for a business degree? You will have to take accounting. How about an accounting career? You will always be in demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 142,400 new accounting and auditing jobs will open up by 2024. This equates to an 11 percent job growth rate.

This course is available to grades 10, 11, and 12. Specific course content includes emphasis on analyzing and recording business transactions to determine the financial position of a business. Curriculum activities are enhanced through guest speakers who focus on careers and opportunities in the accounting field. Throughout the course, technology will be integrated with appropriate accounting applications.


The growing field of accounting offers many career opportunities in the business world, which are investigated through guest speakers, research activities, and independent projects. Accounting 2 enhances the coursework introduced in Accounting 1 and is focused on advanced accounting theory. Students will be able to apply accounting to real-world applications. This course applies accounting theory with an emphasis on analysis of financial statements, preparation of payroll records, and the introduction of partnership and corporate accounting.

Prerequisite:  Accounting 1


The course reflects the shift of consumers and business people who recognize that mobile applications help users streamline and organize their lives with the touch of a screen. Apps can provide a wide range of services from educational to informational, and social to recreational, helping users navigate their lives, as well as their surroundings. Students will focus on learning to develop applications or “Apps” for personal use, and/or creating simple games for tablets, laptops, or handheld devices. Projects will be developed based on student interest.


This course includes a set of planning, preparatory, and related activities which are intended to ensure that an organization’s critical business functions will continue to operate, despite serious incidents or disasters. Topics included in this course are the following: Cyber security as it relates to safeguarding intellectual property, financial information, and the company’s reputation; a survey of various business organizations and management controls, an overview of international business, entrepreneurship, and the role of government in business.  Relevant and meaningful case studies will be introduced accordingly. 


The information contained within the business education curriculum is not only valuable for all students in today’s world, but also is critical for the success of our country. All students need to have a general understanding of how the American economy operates and the role business plays in the well being of this country.

Business Principles & Management is offered to grades 10, 11, and 12. It is a multifaceted course that prepares students to be successful in future professional/personal endeavors, as well as for those who wish to pursue business in college.  In addition, this course will keep students informed of the constant changes in the economic environment that occurs in today’s world. Specific course content includes: business organization, business ethics, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, finance, international trade, and investing. The study of business law as related to contracts and the rights and responsibilities of the individual is also included in the course.


In this course, students will learn about the two different components of a computer: the hardware and the software. Students will explore the hardware components that make the computer work and run the computer. The students will learn how the software interacts with the hardware.


This course focuses on preparing high school and business students for the 21st Century world. Students will create a digital portfolio, as well as a traditional resume suitable for college applications and employment. Career Planning and Interviewing Skills will be highlighted, with mock interviews led by staff members. Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship will also be explored.


Through the use of various multimedia files, students will learn to animate and edit images, videos, and audio content to produce professional appearing projects. Students will utilize the iPhoto and Photoshop applications for image editing and will use the appropriate tools and software packages for animation. Other applications may also be used throughout the class. The students will create several projects increasing in sophistication during the course of the year. 


In this course students will learn what is necessary to become a successful entrepreneur. They will examine the traits and skills of successful entrepreneurs, research many successful businesses, and compare the risks and rewards of owning a business. In addition, students will be required to create a small business idea of their own and complete a business plan for their entrepreneurship. They will complete all the necessary parts of the business plan including the idea, the company description, market and industry analysis, financial plan, operations plan, management plan, and vision/mission statements. Through the process of developing the business plan, students acquire the skills necessary to operate a successful business.

Prerequisite:  Accounting 1, Business Principles, or Marketing


In this course, students will develop skills and strategies that promote personal and financial planning, savings, investment, and charitable giving in the global economy. Financial literacy includes the application of knowledge, skills, and ethical values in consumer and financial decisions impacting self and family and the local and global community. The curriculum topics include: income and careers, money management, credit and debt management, planning, saving and investing, critical consumerism, citizen financial responsibility, and risk management and insurance. This course is a graduation requirement.  For UP/ISB students, this graduation requirement will be satisfied with Global Financial Markets.


Marketing surrounds us every day; however, there is more to marketing than meets the consumers’ eye. This course is designed to investigate and apply traditional marketing concepts to real world situations. Using a hands-on and project-oriented approach, students apply marketing principles to a variety of situations to understand how marketing decisions function in the business world. The abilities developed in this course serve a myriad of purposes, including understanding business decisions, developing strong interpersonal skills, and honing effective communication aptitude. This course is ideal for students to pursue leadership positions in school, college, and professional life.  The skills practiced in this class can contribute meaningfully to participation in DECA, an Association of Business and Marketing Students and an extracurricular club that involves an internationally recognized marketing competition.


Students will develop an awareness of how Sports and Entertainment Marketing correlates with their own real-world experiences. Students will understand the facets of market research, marketing mix, market segmentation, positioning, branding and licensing, promotion and sales, sponsorship and endorsement, as well as the various career opportunities that are available to them. Students will gain an understanding of what Sports and Entertainment Marketing is and how it evolved.

Prerequisite:  Accounting 1, Business Principles, or Marketing


Students will explore the topic of programming for the web using scripting languages.  The languages will be selected from those, which are current.  Emphasis will be on designing and implementing web pages using the modern scripting languages.  This is a project-orientated course and students are expected to design and de-bug web pages.  The course will also include a unit on programming in C#. 

Prerequisite:  Algebra I