Speak up and stand out. Take ownership of your leadership journey. This elective is an interactive, hands-on course that will develop and strengthen communication and speaking skills along with an appreciation for media. It is designed to give students an overview of the effects of mass media including the internet, newspapers, magazines, books, television, radio, films, music, social and digital media. This course will develop and strengthen communication and public speaking skills and create more confident communicators and speakers. It will acquaint students with the ever-changing media world as well as the historical context and value of media to a democratic society.
The students will learn the entire accounting cycle and will keep the accounting records for a proprietorship and corporation. Business records are interpreted and analyzed. Microsoft Excel is integrated into the program. Business ethics is discussed as it pertains to the various activities. Current events are routinely discussed. This course is beneficial for those students who are interested in majoring in any area of business in college or are undecided and want to explore the accounting field.
Requirement for placement into Honors Accounting: Students need to have a GPA of 85 or above and positive teacher report card comments indicating responsibility. Department approval is required.
Economics and Entrepreneurship: 1 Semester 11/12
Introduction to Law: 1 Semester 11/12
Economics and Entrepreneurship (1st semester) is designed to help students become better participants in the economic process. Students learn basic economic theory along with marketing concepts, business ethics, and financial responsibility. The course draws upon a number of real-world events and problems to introduce and apply economic and marketing concepts. Students learn about the stock market by actually participating in the process of buying, evaluating, and trading stocks. They form and operate their own company. Students will acquire a better understanding of the stock market, different economic systems, opportunity costs, supply and demand, competition, and market clearing prices. The hope is that each girl will leave with a lifelong skill of understanding businesses and investments.
Introduction to Law (2nd semester) focuses on both the substance and the process of our legal system and reflects on many social and ethical issues. The course will concentrate on understanding legal procedures and the range of legal remedies as it relates especially to criminal, tort, and contract law. Students will interpret actual court cases and view a mock trial. If schedules permit, a field trip to the courthouse to view an actual trial will be arranged.