CHS MISSION STATEMENT The mission of Callaway High School is to provide a safe, caring, and rigorous learning environment so that our students will become productive citizens of the 21st century. BE ALLAWAY !! COURSE DESCRIPTION INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY COURSE SYLLABUS Callaway High School Year: 2015 - 2016 Instructor: Sylvia Brantley Email: [email protected] School Telephone: 706-845-2070 Planning time: 4th period - 11:01 – 12:20 Introduction to Business and Technology is the foundational course for the following pathways: Business and Technology, Entrepreneurship, Advanced Accounting, Business Accounting, Financial Services. This course provides an overview of business and technology skills needed in today’s competitive business environment. Emphasis is placed on developing proficient fundamental computer skills required for all career pathways using the Microsoft Office 2010 software. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information-based society. Competencies for the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the core employability skills standards and technical skill standards which are embedded in the course (BMA-IBT-12). Students will use the textbook, Principles of Business 8e, South-western/Cengage Publishing Company, the comprehensive realworld simulation, Skateboards, Inc. by B. E. Publishing, and various other resources will be used COURSE STANDARDS BMA-IBT-1 BMA-IBT-2 BMA-IBT-3 BMA-IBT-4 BMA-IBT-5 BMA-IBT-6 BMA-IBT-7 BMA-IBT-8 BMA-IBT-9 BMA-IBT-10 BMA-IBT-11 BMA-IBT-12 Demonstrate employability skills required by business & industry Apply technology as a tool to increase productivity to create, edit, & publish industryappropriate documents Master word processing software to create, edit, & publish professional-appearing business documents. Analyze & integrate leadership skills & management functions within the business environment. Demonstrate understanding of the concept of marketing & its importance to business ownership. Use professional oral, written & digital communication skills to create, express, & interpret information & ideas. Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship through recognizing a business opportunity, how to start a business based on the recognized opportunity, & basics of how to operate & maintain that business. Understand, interpret, & use accounting principles to make financial decisions. Develop effective money management strategies & understand the role & functions of financial institutions. Research & interpret the various risks involved in operating a business while determining the role of insurance for a business. Examine basic human resources & the legal aspects of a business while incorporating the methods into business practices. Explore how related student organizations are integral parts of career & technology education courses through leadership development, school & community service projects, entrepreneurship development, & competitive events. ATTENDANCE Students are expected to attend class daily. As this is a daily sequence course, missed time means that a student misses valuable parts of continuous instruction. When absent, it is the student’s responsibility to see the teacher for any missed assignments. A student is expected to submit or participate in any pre-announced assignments, projects, and/or test(s) upon the day they return to school. A student with excessive absences will lose credit for the course if they are not passing at the end of the semester. Students with excessive absences and are passing at the end of the semester may apply for an appeal, and if the appeal is approved, will receive credit for the course. CHEATING ANY STUDENT FOUND GUILTY OF CHEATING WILL RECEIVE A ZERO! Cheating includes but is not limited to the following: Exchanging papers or files with another student Copying files from another student Talking or communicating (such as texting) during times when graded work is given SUPPLIES NEEDED Notebook – to keep graded papers, notes, & other important documents organized Blue/black pens Any additional supplies for group or individual projects GRADING High school student grades will be determined using the following weights: Class I assignments: 40% (this includes unit tests, mid-unit tests, benchmarks, major projects, essays, performance tasks, SLO Post-tests, etc.) Class II assignments: 30% (this includes quizzes, minor projects, minor writing assignments, vocabulary quizzes, etc.) Class III assignments: 10% (this includes homework, classwork, participation, signed papers, etc.) Final Exam/State required examination – 20% “Attempted assignments” shall receive a grade of no less that 40%. This means that the assignment MUST be realistically attempted! If a student chooses to just write his/her name on a paper and turn it in, the 40% will NOT be awarded. Any work that is purposefully not attempted by a student shall receive a score of zero (0). High school make-up work policies: Students are encouraged and allowed to make up all missing work due to absence. Students who are absent, regardless of reason, may schedule to make up any work missed within five days of their return to school. This includes In-School Suspension (ISS) and Out-of-School Suspension (OSS). If a student is present and fails to turn in work, the students may submit the work based on the teacher’s discretion and classroom policy, but points will be deducted. **Please contact me as soon as possible if there is any question regarding your average or attendance. Please do not wait until the end of the grading period to become concerned about your class grade. Students and parents can check on grades in Infinite Campus at any time. All career and technical education programs follow the system’s policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, and disability in all programs, services, activities, and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation. Please sign and return this portion to Mrs. Brantley (please provide accurate and up-to-date information): “I have read and understand the information provided in the attached Introduction to Business and Technology syllabus for the 2015-2016 school year.” _______________________________________ PRINT Student Name ___________________________________________ Student Signature/Date _______________________________________ Parent Signature/Date ___________________________________________ Parent’s Daytime Phone Number _______________________________________ Parent’s E-mail Address ____________________________________________ Parent’s Evening Phone Number PARENTS: ______Please check if you would like to receive e-mail communications about this class.