GHS Business Courses

  • Accounting  

    This course is designed to develop fundamental skills in accounting and is excellent preparation for college accounting. Course content encompasses the complete accounting cycle for service and merchandising businesses.  This course utilizes MSWORD, EXCEL and INTERNET activities for many projects, and every chapter involves the use of Automated Accounting Software.  Each student has her/his own PC work station.  Use of debit and credit cards, checking accounts, and bank reconciliations are among the topics covered. 

    • 1 unit/full year
    • Grades 10–12
    • (Possible 3rd math credit)

    Business Organization 

    Gemini Course 

    Introduction to such business factors as: ownership, careers, dynamics of business, organizational structures, production, marketing, finance, government regulations, business ethics, and current topics. This course provides a basic foundation for the student who will specialize in some aspect of business in college. It also provides the opportunity for non-business majors to learn about the business world in which they will be both producers and consumers.  Additionally, students will be introduced to possible career opportunities in our community.

    • (3 FLCC credits)
    • ½ unit/1 semester
    • Grades 11–12
    • Enrollment limit for this class is 16

    Introduction to Computers I

    Develop those skills needed for computer use.

    Any student taking any computer courses should take Intro to Computers I first. The course uses computers to teach or refresh keyboarding skills and to teach communication applications. Basic

    personal and business documents are covered along with the use of desktop publishing software to create attractive, useful documents. Highly recommended for college bound students.

    • ½ unit/1 semester
    • Grades 9–12

    Introduction to Computers II

    This is a great elective course for students seeking a fundamental computer course. Microsoft Office software is used to emphasize a hands-on approach for training in MSWORD, POWERPOINT, and EXCEL. Graphics, internet activities, and integrated assignments are also included.

    • ½ unit/1 semester
    • Grades 9–12
    • Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers I

    Introduction to College Studies

    Gemini Course   

    This course teaches the strategies students need to be successful in college. Topics range from personal growth issues such as goal setting and time management to the academic survival skills of textbook reading, test-taking, and researching and writing a college level paper.  Students study current learning theories to enhance their academic achievement. In addition, students learn crucial information about how college works – services offered, policies, and how to navigate the semester. Students apply what they have learned through a community project which might range from teaching a learning strategy in an off-campus setting to researching and posing possible solutions to an academic or social issue on campus.  

    • (3 FLCC credits)
    • ½ unit/1 semester
    • Grades 11–12
    • Enrollment limit for this class is 16

    Virtual Business Retailing & Sports Management

    This is a newly designed course that will focus on entrepreneurship, marketing skills, and business management. An online, computerized simulation introduces the students to the principles of business by letting the students start and run their own retail business. This simulation lets the student see customers walk around, look in the back room to check inventory, and browse the shelves.

    Using the same simulation, teams will be formed to compete against one another in Multi-Player Competitions. Using the networked computers, student teams compete in the same town for a piece of the market share. Students will use the simulation to:

    1. Develop marketing strategy centered on pricing, promotion, merchandising, and market research. 
    2. Operate the store with the appropriate staffing, purchasing, and financing activities.
    3. Manage through any competitive threats and pressures.

    * The Sports Management and Marketing section of the course will also use a highly visual simulation that focuses on the same entrepreneurship, marketing skills, and business management skills, but in a different venue. Students will run a professional football franchise. They will be responsible for handling game promotion, ticket pricing strategies, control stadium operations and staffing, evaluate stadium locations, find sponsors, negotiate licensing deals, and more.

    * Virtual Business Restaurant!

    Open and run a successful restaurant using many of the same skills learned in the retailing and sports simulations!

    • ½ unit/1 semester
    • Grades 10–12
    • Enrollment limit for this class is 16

    School to Career Program

    Student Internship

    Interested students are offered the opportunity to obtain non-paid or paid school-supervised work experience that matches their long-term career goals.  An internship provides a work world environment in which students apply and augment classroom skills and learn to appreciate the meaning and importance of what is being learned.  It will give them an opportunity to pursue a career that matches their academic and personal interests.  Internship experiences are available dependent upon the willingness of community employers to participate in the program.  This experience is scheduled during the school day and can last for ½ year to a full year.  Students agree to follow certain criteria for successful completion of the program.  Two periods of the day are assigned for the program, either a.m. or p.m.  This program is offered to seniors in good standing.  You must provide your own transportation.  This counts as one class.

    • ½ - 1 unit / 1 semester or full year
    • Grade 12

    Student Teacher Assistance Program (STAP)

    The Student Teacher Assistant (STAP) at Geneva High School provides education benefits for not only students at Geneva High School, but also for the students in the Geneva schools.  The STAP program enables high school students to work with younger students independently, develop and distribute educational materials, and assist the classroom teacher in any non-teaching duties designated by the teacher or building principal.  STAP is available to seniors who are interested in careers in education and have completed the majority of their graduation requirements.  Two periods of the day are assigned for the program, either a.m. or p.m.  Students from Geneva High School receive one unit of credit for the year or ½ unit for one semester.  Expectations and objectives of the STAP program will be discussed with each student assistant at the beginning of the semester.  This counts as one class.

    • ½ - 1 unit / 1 semester or full year
    • Grades 11-12