High School of Business

High School of Business is designed much like a college business administration program. Students take approximately one course per semester, beginning with an introduction to business. The program continues with courses in various business functions concluding with the capstone course, Business Strategies, which requires implementation of the principles addressed throughout the High School of Business program. Students incorporate High School of Business into a college-preparatory style course of study, resulting in the delivery of a breadth of academic knowledge that is then used in rigorous business-focused projects. 

Projects

  • Each of the five courses preceding the capstone course includes part of a program-long project. For example, students nearing the end of the Business Economics course learn how to use a decision matrix and business feasibility study to select a business idea from a list generated in the previous course, Principles of Business. 
  • In Business Strategies, senior-level student teams use the knowledge and skills gained in all of the previous courses to implement their new business idea. 
  • Each student has the opportunity to see business in action. Observing a senior-level business executive not only puts coursework into action, it can create a visual career goal for students. 

Certification

A*S*K (Assessment of Skills and Knowledge) Business Institute Certificate

The A*S*K certifications offer added value to completion of coursework and other learning experiences. 

Post-secondary

Rigorous courses, college-level learning outcomes, and accountability through third-party exams are a powerful combination that leads to many benefits for students in the High School of Business program. Students are encouraged to take what they have learned and apply it to a postsecondary institution. Several options are listed here. 

Careers

There are numerous career options for students in the High School of Business pathway. We encourage all students to pursue additional education through a two or four-year institution in order to position themselves to be most marketable in the business industry. However, many career options are also available for students directly out of high school. 

  • Accountant  $40,850-$115,950
  • Business Executive  $48,535-$86,000
  • Financial Manager  $62,480-$187,199
  • General and Operational Manager  $43,631-$90,790
  • Marketing Research/Analyst  $50,079-$150,000
  • Public Relations  $45,000-$125,000
  • Marketing Director  $52,800-$255,000

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