The Business Department Curriculum is fully aligned with the National Standards for Business Education, which is based on the conviction that business education competencies are essential for all students. The Business curriculum ensures all students rigorous and relevant lessons that cultivate transferable skills. Students have the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of management, model ethical behavior in the workplace, learn to value diverse perspectives in a global economy, all while becoming self-directed, self-reflective, independent learners.While Personal Finance is a graduation requirement for all students, additional course offerings include Accounting, Business Communications, Business Survey, Marketing, and Economics. Refer to the Program of Studies for a complete listing.

Business Education offers college credit for select courses as noted through the College Career Pathways program partnership with Tunxis Community College.

Department Curriculum




HS12104G12   CCP Accounting I
Full Year 1.00 credit
Grades 10, 11 or 12

Students will learn that accounting is the “language of business” and that it provides the financial knowledge and analytical skills needed by both businesses and individuals. Students will complete accounting cycles for proprietorships and corporations using Excel and accounting software. This course is highly recommended for students considering a business major in college.


HS12104G22 CCP Accounting II
Full Year 1.0 credit
Grades 11 or 12

Prerequisite: Completion of Accounting I with a grade of 75% or better.

Accounting II further develops financial analysis and interpretation of concepts learned in Accounting I. Advanced theory and generallyaccepted accounting principles (GAAP) are emphasized to facilitate further study at the postsecondary level.


HS12009G -  CCP Communicating for Success
Full Year 1.0 credit
Grades 10, 11 or 12

Students will learn to communicate effectively, solve problems, work collaboratively, and present themselves professionally. These “soft skills” are critical to a student's success and without these skills students will struggle no matter how knowledgeable they are in their field of study. Students who can demonstrate strong soft skills have a huge competitive advantage in today's workforce. Students will engage in hands-on activities that integrate a wide range of skills from team building to listening and public speaking, topreparing business correspondence and applying appropriate business etiquette.


Full Year 1.00 credit

Grades 10, 11 or 12

This course offers students an understanding of business and personal law as it applies to consumers, citizens, and employees/employers. The study of criminal law, courts and procedures, torts, contracts, business ethics and other legal situations encountered in daily endeavors are covered. Students engage in collaborative learning experiences when analyzing law related current events as well as preparing for and carrying out debates, mock trials, and mock town hall meetings.


HS12101G Personal Finance

1/2 Year .50 credit

Grades 10, 11 or 12

Students will be introduced to a wide variety of personal finance topics that reflect current trends and issues consumers face in the marketplace, including career planning, spending plans, managing savings and checking accounts, credit, insurances, investing, and other types of financial services. Students will complete activities and projects that apply the knowledge they gain with their current and future financial situations.

The course will use interesting and contemporary learning materials that will teach students to: identify and prioritize their personal money management goals, develop a budget, track their income and spending to stay within their budget, comprehend the impact of time on the value of money, understand the cost of using credit and protect their assets as they begin to accumulate money. In addition, students will complete real-life simulations and utilize iPad applications to manage finances.


HS12051G Business Survey

Full Year 1.00 credit

Grade 9

This introductory business course uses an interactive, multimedia computer laboratory system. Students explore units in Marketing, Business Law, Economics & Personal Finance, Accounting, International Business, Management, and Entrepreneurship based on the National Standards for Business Education. Each unit also incorporates activities in Microsoft® Office, career development, and communication skill


S12105G Economics

1/2 Year .50 credit

Grades 10, 11 or 12

This course utilizes the Junior Achievement Economics Program. JA Economics reinforces concepts of micro- and macro-economics by having students explore the basic characteristics of the U.S. economic system, and how economic principles influence business decisions. It also introduces students to career opportunities, consumer issues, and helps reinforce important academic and leadership skills, including: research and data analysis, problem-solving, and critical thinking.


HS10005G Intro to Business Technologies

Full Year 1.0 credit

Grades 10, 11 or 12

This course will give students a foundation in 21st Century technology skills crucial to effective communication. Students will spend half the course working with Microsoft® Word and Excel learning techniques to manage, format, chart, and analyze data. The second half will examine Access and PowerPoint; these more advanced skills will be in creating queries, forms, reports, and presentations with a focus on proper business applications. Students will increase understanding of the capabilities of Cloud applications for data, collaboration, virtual meetings, images and graphics in the classroom and beyond. While developing computer competency, students work through taskoriented applications around a business theme. This program is self-paced and tutorial in nature.


Marketing I

HS12152G1 -  Full Year
Grades 10, 11, and 12

This introductory course allows students the oppor- tunity to explore the world of marketing. This course is designed to provide a broad based foundation for the field of marketing and the marketing mix. Students will have opportunities to work creatively with numerous forms of technology while collaborating with others. Areas of emphasis include product promotion, product development, pricing, selling, and consumer behavior.  


Through this course students can opt to become members of DECA, a nationally recognized student organization, and interact with other students nationwide. Through DECA there are numerous oppor- tunities made available to high school students such as local and nationwide leadership conferences and competitive events. In addition, students will partici- pate in running the BHS school store.





Marketing II
HS12152 G2  -  Full Y ear
Grades 11 and 12

Prerequisite: Completion of Marketing I
This course is a continuation of Marketing I and is designed to allow students to further enhance their marketing abilities. The first half of the course will focus upon learning about entrepreneurial concepts while developing academic skills, creative thinking, and problem solving. Students will have opportunities to explore areas of marketing interests including: Sports & Entertainment marketing, Fashion marketing, Inter- national marketing, Hospitality & Tourism marketing, Digital marketing, and Retail Merchandising. This course features blended learning utilizing a teacher- facilitated, student-centered environment that leverages various forms of technology to strengthen classroom learning. Through this course students can also opt to become members of DECA.


Accounting III
1/2 Year
Grades 11 and 12

PrerequisiteCompletion of Accounting II

This advanced course is for students who are looking to pursue a career in the field of accounting or financial management. Students will have a basic understanding of the role of financial and managerial accounting. Financial and managerial methods are studied with an emphasis placed on analyzing, processing, interpreting, and communicating financial data to aid in decision making.


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Robert Parisi
Lorraine Wicklund
Laurie Nelson
Marisa Wischert


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