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Course Descriptions

Business Organization/Management

This course is designed to introduce students to the role of entrepreneurship in our society. This course will enable students to acquire the knowledge and develop the skills needed to effectively organize, develop, create, and manage their own business. Students will identify the fundamentals of business creation, the personal attributes needed to be a successful entrepreneur, research various business models and use this research to create a business plan.

Success Seminar I

This course is designed to introduce students to strategies and attitudes that will help maximize their potential for success in high school, college, and career in order to become productive citizens. Topics covered include college preparation, grit and mindset, career and life skills, and service learning.

Success Seminar II

In this course students will be introduced to the skills necessary for establishing post-high school plans. By exploring possible professions along with steps needed obtain them, students will equipped with the skills for selecting and applying for post-secondary college and/or career.  Students will be introduced to various post-secondary programs, the college application process, different types of financial aid available (grants, loans, scholarships), and go through processes of creating an FSA ID and completing the FAFSA.  The course will culminate in a study of skills necessary for success in post-secondary college and/or career, such as time management and positive study habits.

Success Seminar III

In this course, students will be introduced to strategies and attitudes that will help maximize their potential for success in high school, college, and career. Students learn skills that can increase their ability to cope with stress, pain, and the challenges of everyday life. Students learn about the science behind mindfulness, and the effect it has on our entire body. They will learn how stress and anxiety manifest in our bodies and can take over our lives. This course will introduce students to skills that will help them to be fully present in their lives and help them to effectively communicate with and listen to others.

Success Seminar IV

This course is a structured learning experience that provides students with the opportunity to meet academic objectives through a community service project. Students will be introduced to all stages of service learning, including planning, implementation, and evaluation. They will identify and implement projects to meet the needs of the school and their community. This course will also provide instruction in the development of interpersonal skills and what it takes to be an active citizen in today’s society.

Introduction to Computer Applications

Introduction​ ​to​ ​Computer​ ​Applications​ ​is​ ​a​ ​one-year​ ​course​ ​that​ ​will​ ​use​ ​hands​ ​on, project-based, ​ ​active​ ​learning. ​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​recognize, ​​interpret,​ ​and​ ​apply​ ​the appropriate ​applications​ ​for​ ​specific​ ​business​ ​and​ ​life​ needs​ by​ utilizing​​ MS​ ​Office​ ​compatible Google Applications.​ ​ Students​ will​ exhibit​ their​ knowledge​ ​by creating authentic​ products for​ authentic audiences. ​ ​Units​ ​include ​career​ ​readiness, ​ personal​​ financial​​ ​literacy,​ ​and ​​business communications.

Career Education/Technology I

This course is a comprehensive package of business education, family and life skills. Students at this level are provided with the necessary pathways for life experiences while entering into the world of work and/or higher education. This course also supports lifelong learning.  CET focuses on academics, applications to life and occupational skills as demonstrated by students' experiences in courses as related to the 16 career clusters supported by the state of New Jersey. CET provides a variety of learning experiences to meet the needs of high school students with many learning styles.

Career Education/Technology II

Using vocational assessments, students will identify and research their vocational preferences and interests. Students will focus on informal interviews, computer software and or reference materials. For example, OOH (Occupational Outlook Handbook), career clusters, and internet sites will be utilized. Students will research, analyze, and explore requirements (tasks) for their preferred occupation. Students will also be well groomed (teeth, face, hands, nails, hair) when they take part in these activities. There is an emphasis on situational assessments.  Students will explore different vocational career interests including retail, clerical, animal care, and food service.

Personal Finance

This course provides a comprehensive study of college and career goals, credit scores, savings, investing, insurance and risk management.  Students will participate in activities designed to develop their understanding of salary, taxes, and net monthly income.  Additionally, they will delve into all aspects of what it takes to build and maintain a realistic family budget. Through a hands on project, students will role-play as adults for the day, with an individual family composition, income, and career.  They will manage a household budget, making decisions regarding what they want and what they can afford.  They will also make use of a tablet for the day, experiencing hands-on learning in a high-tech environment. All of these activities will take place as they work with corporate and community volunteer role models who share their world of work.