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AP Economics - What one class has to offer! 

  • Earn 1 Unit of Honors Credit at FHC
  • Fulfill requirement for Personal Finance by passing State Proficiency Test
  • Earn 3 hour of AP Macro Economics College Credit
  • Earn 3 hours of AP Micro Economics College Credit

The purpose of the AP Economics course is to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of micro and macro economics that applto the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets, and includes the study of factor markets and of the role of governments in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy. The study of nationaincome and price-level determination and also developing students familiarity with economics performancmeasures, the financial sector,
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tabilization policies, economic growth, and international economies will be included.Students are expected (although not required) to take the Advanced Placement Micro Economics and Macro Economics exams.*The personal finance proficiency test will be administered in accordance with the state graduation requirementsStudents must pass the proficiency test in order to gain credit for personal finance.

AP Economics (and Personal Finance*)- Course 0303271
Credit: 1 Unit

Prerequisite: None

Gr
ades 11-12
Semester 1

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The personal finance proficiency test will be administered in accordance with the state graduation requirements. Students must pass the proficiency test in order to gain credit for personal finance.

AP Economics (and Personal Finance*)- Course 0303272
Credit: 1 Unit
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rerequisite: None
Grades 11-12
Semester 2

*The personal finance proficiency test will be administered in accordance with the state graduation requirements
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tudents must pass the proficiency test in order to gain credit for personal finance.


Introductory Accounting - Course #030300

Credit: 1 unit
Prerequisite: None
Grades 10 - 12

Accounting is an essential course for anyone planning a college major in business or an immediate career in the business world. This course is especially appropriate for small business (single ownership or partnership) operation. Emphasis is placed on why financial records are kept, how they are kept, and how to use them as guidelines for decision making. Qualifies for articulated Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) credit at St. Charles Community College (not A.A. transfer credit). 

Advanced and Automated Accounting- Course #030305
Credit: 1 unit
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introductory Accounting
Grades 11 - 12

In this second-year accounting course, students will apply the basic principles learned in the first-year course to methods commonly found in business, especially corporations. Students will prepare and analyze financial statements and budgets, and use computers in automated accounting applications. This course helps students match the rapid pace of college accounting required for any business degree and to be better qualified for an entry-level accounting job. Internet use is an integral part of this course. May qualify for dual credit at Lindenwood University. Qualifies for articulated Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) credit at St. Charles Community College (not A.A. transfer credit). 

Business Computer Programming I 
See Computer Science And Software Engineering

Business Entrepreneurship/Junior Achievement- Course #030315
Credit: .5 unit
Prerequisite: None
Grades 11-12

The primary goal for this course is to introduce students to our nation's free enterprise system and to the study of economics. The students will operate a student company (or corporation) in which they will decide what item to sell, how much to sell it for, how to market the item, and how much profit (or loss) was made. All textbook materials are provided by Junior Achievement. Qualifies (in conjunction with Introduction to Business) for articulated Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) credit at St. Charles Community College (not A.A. transfer credit). 

Business Technology - Course #030350

Credit: 1 unit
Prerequisite: None
Grades 11-12

This course is designed to prepare students for college business classes and to develop the qualities, knowledge, and skills necessary for entry-level business employment. Areas of study include: Office 2007, in addition to many forms of new technology (Ipod Touch, GPS systems, Ebay purchases and sales, voice recognition, internet skills, and social networking. Senior students enrolled in this course may obtain a part-time business job as described in Business/Cooperative Work Experience. Internet use is an integral part of this course. Internet use is an integral part of this course. 

Business/Cooperative Work Experience - Course #030365
Credit: 1-2 units (depending on hours worked each semester).
Prerequisite: None
Grade 12 and Enrollment in Business Technology

Students receive on-the-job training in a business/office situation. The instructional program is planned, supervised, and evaluated by both the teacher-coordinator and the employer. One unit of credit is earned for working 10 to 19 hours each week. Two units of credit are earned for working 20 or more hours each week. The amount of credit may be different each semester.

Desktop Publishing - Course #030405
Credit: .5 unit
Prerequisite: None
Grades 9 - 12

Students develop proficiency in using desktop publishing software to create a variety of business and promotional publications such as: newsletters, CD covers, marker boards, flyers, greeting cards, menus, magazine covers, and calendars. The course includes: desktop publishing terminology, current desktop programs and digital cameras to create typefaces, layouts and graphics. Internet use is an integral part of this course. Qualifies for articulated Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) credit at St. Charles Community College (not A.A. transfer credit). 

Desktop Publishing II - Course #0304063
Credit: .5 unit
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Desktop Publishing I
Grades 9 - 12

Desktop Publishing II is the continuation of Desktop Publishing I. Students will develop advanced desktop publishing skills necessary to communicate effectively using desktop publishing software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.  Students will gain the skills necessary to communicate effectively using desktop publishing software while producing personal and professional publications. Skills will be attained to design and edit computer graphics and images as well as concentrate on graphic manipulation and photo editing.  Completion of Desktop Publishing II can lead to accreditation as an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE), which is an Industry Recognized Certification beneficial to students entering the field of technology after graduation.

Introduction to Business - Course #030330
Credit: 1 unit
Prerequisite: None
Grades 9-10

A practical presentation of basic business principles. Students will explore all aspects of the business world including: marketing, management, finance, economics, ethics and social responsibility, possible careers and technology used. Workplace communication and leadership skills will be taught throughout the class. This course will also serve as a preview to all other courses offered in the business department. Internet use is an integral part of this course. Qualifies (in conjunction with Business Entrepreneurship/ Junior Achievement or Personal Finance for articulated Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) credit at St Charles community college (not A.A. transfer credit).

Marketing I - Course #040380

Credit: 1 unit
Prerequisite: None
Grades 11-12

This course is designed to introduce the student to the field of marketing, covering such topics as: advertising, promotions, product development, distribution, communication, human relations, and career exploration. Marketing students will join the Association of Marketing Students known as DECA. This course is recommended for the college-bound student interested in marketing or business, as well as the non-college bound student interested in marketing occupations. Senior students enrolled in Marketing I may obtain a part-time job as described in Marketing/Cooperative Work Experience. Internet use is an integral part of this course. Qualifies (if followed by Marketing II) for articulated Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) credit at St. Charles Community College (not A.A. transfer credit)

Marketing II - Course #040390

Credit: 1 unit
Prerequisite: Sucessful completion of Marketing I
Grade 12

This course is designed to give additional attention to the topics covered in Marketing I with an emphasis on personal selling, market research, and advertising. This is a project-based course in which the student will have the opportunity to develop new product ideas, build advertising campaigns, and develop sales promotion techniques. This course is recommended for the college and non-college bound student. Students interested in Marketing II must take Marketing I as a junior. Students enrolled in Marketing II may obtain a part-time job as described in Marketing/Cooperative Work Experience. Qualifies for credit at St. Charles Community College and Lindenwood University. 

Marketing/Cooperative Work Experience - Course #040385
Credit: 1-2 units
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Marketing I or Marketing II. Marketing II students will have first priority for Marketing/Cooperative Work Experience.
Grade 12

Students receive on-the-job training in a marketing/sales area of their choice. Marketing jobs provide educational opportunities beyond the school environment by working on an approved job site during the afternoon or evening. One unit of credit is earned for working 10 to 19 hours each week. Two units of credit are earned for working 20 or more hours each week. The amount of credit may be different each semester. This instructional program is planned, supervised, and evaluated by both the teacher-coordinator and employer. 


Microcomputer Applications - Course #030400
Credit: .5 unit
Prerequisite: None
Grades 9 - 12

This semester course introduces use of business applications in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. The most current windows application package will be used. Learning many timesaving shortcuts in Microsoft Office 2007 will be a powerful asset that will be a focus of this class. Internet use is an integral part of this course.


Multimedia I - Course #030390

Credit: .5 unit
Prerequisite: None
Grades 9 - 12

This course will introduce students to the basics of multimedia, covering concepts such as: Podcasting, video production, sound and video capture and using various editing software for different multimedia applications. The course provides hands-on experiences for creating beginning computer multimedia productions. Students will work with multimedia software to develop electronic presentations. They will learn how to manipulate text, art and graphics, photography, animation, audio and video for presentations in various media formats.Internet use is an integral part of this course.


Multimedia II - Course #030392

Credit: .5 unit
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Multimedia I.
Grade 9 - 12

Multimedia II is the continuation of Multimedia I using Mac and/or PC Computers. Students will focus on developing advanced skills to create interactive multimedia applications using the elements of text, 2-D and 3- D graphics, animation, audio, video production, digital imaging, and computer film editing software. The course provides hands-on experiences for creating advanced computer multimedia productions. Internet use is an integral part of this course. 


Personal Finance - Course #030380
Credit: .5 unit
Prerequisite: None
Grades 11-12

Students will learn how to maximize their earnings, create a budget, plan for major expenditures, save for the future, invest wisely, and keep financial records. Students will learn about banking, taxes, credit, insurance, the stock market, and retirement accounts. Personal Finance prepares students to handle personal financial matters as a teenager and adult, including how to make money work for them. Students will be involved in a variety of simulations and classroom activities that can put them on the road to becoming an educated consumer. This course fulfills the state requirement for .5 credits of Personal Finance. In conjunction with Introduction to Business, qualifies for articulated Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) credit at St. Charles Community College (not A.A. transfer credit). This course fulfills the state requirement for .5 credit of Personal Finance. 

Computer Science & Software Engineering
Credit: 1 Unit
Grades 9-12
Course # -  Semester 1 0303851
                     Semester 2 0303852
Qualifies for Honors credit when a 6 or higher (9 maximum) is earned on the PLTW final exam.

Computer Science & Software Engineering is the first of four computer science course offerings that are planned to be phased in over the next four years (see below for phase-in process) and are part of a curriculum known as Project Lead the Way (PLTW). This is a foundation course in the computer science curriculum sequence that offers a dynamic high school program providing students with real-world learning and hands-on experience. Students will create apps for mobile devices, automate tasks in a variety of languages, find patterns in data, and interpret simulations. Students collaborate to create and present solutions that can improve people’s lives. This course meets the third course requirement of the PLTW Engineering sequence. After completing this course, students are eligible to sit for AP Computer Science test.

Proposed Phase-in Process and Sequence for PLTW Computer Science Courses:

2016-2017 Computer Science Applications
Students collaborate to produce programs that integrate mobile devices and leverage those devices for distributed collection and data processing. Students analyze, adapt, and improve each other's programs while working primarily in Java™ and other industry-standard tools.

2017-2018 Simulation and Modeling
Students create models and simulate social, physical, and biological systems. Students apply statistics and data analysis to understand systems and predict behavior, and they compare models to complex, real data. Students create simulations to communicate central ideas in the physical, biological, and social sciences and deepen their understanding of concepts in discrete math and computer science. This course emphasizes collaboration, professional writing, and the scientific method.

​2018-2019 Artificial Intelligence
Students will develop artificially intelligent systems that create solutions to real problems found in science and industry. Students analyze problems for computational difficulty and analyze solutions for computational efficiency. Students engage in a wide array of applications, including automated vehicles and computer vision.

Web Page Design I - Course #030310
Credit: .5 unit
Prerequisite: None
Grade 9 - 12

Create dynamic web pages for personal or business use. Use computer presentation software, the Internet, and e-mail to develop your communication skills. Write effective messages, refine your search skills and build presentations to WOW your audience.Internet use is an integral part of this course. 


Web Page Design II - Course #030312
Credit: .5 unit
Prerequisite: None
Grade 9 - 12

This course is a continuation of Web Page Design and focuses on web site planning, usability, design, page layout and graphic preparation skills necessary to produce full-functioning web pages. Includes advanced examinations of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), WYSIWYG editors and other web technologies. Students create several web examples, incorporating more complex features and skills. Internet use is an integral part of this course. 


You and the Law - Course #030320
Credit: .5 unit
Prerequisite: None
Grade 11-12

This course is a combination of consumer and personal law, with a strong foundation of business law, making it especially relevant and useful in students' daily lives. The following law topics will be included: civil, criminal, contract, employment, family, and housing (concerning apartment rental). In addition, occupations in the legal field will be discussed.Internet use is an integral part of this course.


AP Economics
This class will earn Honors Credit, make it possible for students to test out of Personal Finance, and take 2 Advanced Placement Test (Macro Economics and Micro Economics) to earn 6 hours of college credit.  That is a lot for one unit of study at FHC. Be prepared for your future!!

Personal Finance (fulfills state requirement for .5 credit of Personal Finance). Check out the details by clicking on the Courses page found on the top left of this page.

Desktop Publishing II
 

All information pertaining to the Business and Marketing Work Programs can be found on the Programs page found on the top left of this page. This includes all required forms and various paperwork.

See Mrs. Wyss for information on the Business Work Program (Room 127).

See Mr. Cross for information on the Marketing Work Program (Room 102).


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