• This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of how a modified free enterprise system functions. Explored will be the American economic system, the government’s role in regulating the system and how it compares to economic systems throughout the world. Business structures, banking services and applications, and technology will also be discussed. Business math applications will be stressed throughout the course. Career information concerning major business occupations will be presented to help in wise career decision-making.

    Course Outline:

    Economic decisions

    Economic systems

    Economic roles

    Economic measurements

    Business structures

    Social responsibility and business ethics

    International business

    Government in our economy

    Computers in business

    Computer applications

    Your future with technology

    The banking system and financial services

    Communication and interpersonal skills

    Employability skills

    Managing your checking account and other financial services


    Assignments: Students will be assigned a variety of classroom assignments throughout the course of the class. These will be completed either as individual or collaborative group assignments. Work turned in late will be subject to a 10%-point deduction from assignments overall point value.

    Classwork: During the course of the school year, students will complete a number of projects as they pertain to specific ideas and principles. This will include current events, role playing, and oral / visual presentations. These will be completed as individual projects unless otherwise assigned. Projects will account for 60% of your overall course grade

    Quizzes / Exams: Quizzes may be given at any time during a specific unit of study to measure student achievement on a particular concept or idea. These will be short and graded in class. Unit exams will be given at the end of each unit. These will cover only the ideas covered from that unit.

    Attendance / Tardies: Please refer to the student handbook regarding the attendance and tardy policy.

    Food / Drinks: We do NOT eat in room 214.

    Classroom Behavior: Any behavior that disrupts the classroom environment will not be tolerated. We respect everyone and everything in room 214.

    Teacher Contact Info: Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding this class. Connie.alonso@slps.org or calonso3519@slps.org

     It is important to remember two things:

     First, I can’t help you with a problem if I don’t know about it.

    Second,” bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part”