• High School Business

    Mrs. Ellsworth
    Room C213


    Classes Taught
    Principles of Marketing is a full year course.  It introduces students to the important role that marketing plays in our economic system.  Content revolves around the basic marketing functions of financing, risk management, selling, promotion, pricing, purchasing, marketing information management, product/service/idea planning and distribution. 
    Although students are given the opportunity to refine entry-level employment skills, the course focuses on more advanced career sustaining skills associated with employment in various marketing sub systems.
    Accounting is a full-year course. It will cover the accounting cycle and provide each student with a working knowledge and understanding of double-entry bookkeeping. In this class students will complete basic financial transactions and develop financial statements. This will be done by using both manual and computerized accounting systems. Students will complete various activities in class using their working papers (manual system) and will then be taught how to use basic accounting software to input this data into the computer. They will also be taught how to use electronic spreadsheet software (MS Excel) and how to apply it to the world of finance.
    Business Analysis/Business Computer Applications (BA/BCA) is a full year course. It emphasizes business transactions, basic business functions, how and why a computer works, etc. This course is designed to teach students about the business world, computers and how they are both related. In this class students will be assigned an email account and will be instructed on how to use it properly for class assignments. They will also be taught how to use specific applications of computer technology related to business. Computer software to be learned will consist of but not be limited to the following: Office 365, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Publisher.
    Business Law is a full-year course. This class focuses on the substance and the process of our legal system and its relationship to present social and ethical issues. In addition, the course has great practical value, providing background for professional explorations and illuminating the problems of private life. At the end of this course students will not only have improved academic knowledge of the law, but also gainful insight and appreciation for the legal system.


    Keyboarding is a half-year introductory touch-typing course. It is designed to develop alphabetic and numeric keyboarding skills. Students will use Micro Type Pro typing software to learn and practice their touch-typing skill. They will be taught how to use the personal computer and word processing software (MS Word) to type and format all necessary documents. This course will emphasize proofreading, accuracy and speed. Basic forms of written correspondence will also be covered.


    Business Communications is a half-year class. The skill of proper touch-typing is required in this course; therefore, it is a good idea to have taken a Keyboarding class prior to taking this class. Business Communications requires the basic ability to use the personal computer. Students will use typing software to practice and build their typing skill. They will also be taught how to use other types of computer software such as MS Word and MS Publisher to assist them in document creation. In this class students will be required to format and type documents, read and discuss assignments, participate in class activities and discussions, etc. Class discussions and activities will focus on the real-life communication of the business world. In this class students will be assigned an email account and be instructed on how to use it properly for class assignments.


    Introduction to Business is a full-year course. It presents the broad-based business knowledge and skills that every worker should know. Throughout this course students will learn about all aspects of industry. Many activities will be done using the Business Week Magazine and On-line activities.
    Grade 8 Computer Technology is a half-year course.  Each 8th grade student will take it for 20 weeks.  The class will include topics such as ethical and safe use of the Internet, Internet Literacy, Keyboarding, Office 365, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel and email.  Many activities will be completed throughout the class that will include various types of computer technology.

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