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Carrie Awadzi

Mrs. Awadzi                                                                     

Business Management

Classroom Expectations

 

Course Description

Business and Corporate Management Level 2 (BUS-402) -1 credit

This course covers the organizational functions of business including quality and project management concepts, and problem solving. Emphasis is on analyzing the social, technological, and organizational systems in businesses. These systems include human relations, communications, data management, and meeting and conference coordination. A reinforcement of communications and mathematics skills take place while students use appropriate business technology to perform business applications. In addition to simulations, projects, and teamwork, BPA leadership activities, meetings, conferences, and competitions provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies.

Pre-requisite:   Successful completion of Business, Finance & Marketing Fundamentals

Business and Corporate Management Level 3 (BUS-403) – 1 credit

This course concentrates on applications of individual contributions to organizational functions of businesses operations including quality control concepts, project management concepts, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on implementing business plans, defining target markets, creating financial plans, determining appropriate pricing, creating inventory control systems, and effective communication skills. Reinforcement of communication, finance, and business mathematics skills occurs as students refine their use of appropriate business technology to perform business applications. In addition to simulations, projects, teamwork and working in school based enterprises, BPA leadership activities, meetings, conferences, and competitions provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies.

Pre-requisite:   Successful completion of Business and Corporate Management Level 2

 

School Based Enterprises I/School Based Enterprises II (BUS-602 ) – 1 credit

            These courses are paired within a semester. Each constitutes a half semester. School Based Enterprises I  - Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run a small business?  This course is designed to give you the opportunity to both work in and help run small businesses within Pencader Charter, including the school store.  You will apply the skills you have learned in your business pathway, learn the skills needed to run a small business, and work with students from other pathways.  School Based Enterprises II (Successful completion of SBE I required) - Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run a small business?  This course is designed for students who have completed School Based Enterprise I.  Not only will you work in and help run small businesses within Pencader Charter, you will also develop and implement new business ideas for Pencader’s businesses.  You will apply the skills you have learned in your business pathway, learn the skills needed to run a small business, and work with students from other pathways. 

            Pre-requisites: Successful completion of a Level II Business Class,

and teacher recommendation.

 

Grading Procedures

All major tests will be announced; however, quizzes may not be announced.  Students are expected to be prepared for class at all times which includes but is not limited to writing instruments, paper/notebook, and textbooks.  Students are responsible for all work missed.

Your class grade is a direct result of your input to the class and your achievement of the learning goals.  It is earned by you, not given by me!  Assignments are assessed for achievement of the learning goals as well as completeness, professionalism, critical thinking and accuracy.

 

Grading Policy:  Marking period grades will be based on a total point accumulation of formative & summative grades.  Formative grades are all assignments given to the students within the unit (classwork, homework, quizzes, warm ups, current events, etc) and will count for 30% of the marking period grade.  Summative grades are all assignments given to the students at the conclusion of the unit (projects, tests) and will count for 70% of the marking period grade.  There will also be a final exam in this course.

 

Missing scores will be counted as “zero” in the grade book- until they are made up they will have an impact in the marking period average.  Students are encouraged to make up work promptly. Late assignments will only count as a possible ½ credit, and can only be turned in until the unit exam has been taken- after that point the assignment remains a zero.   On the HAC system, when a student fails to turn in an assignment it will be noted in the comments section for that assignment. 

 

Extra Help- By appointment- please schedule time in advance.  I am available after school most days, but there are times when I have other commitments after the school day has ended, so by checking my availability you won’t be disappointed! 

 

Retests- Students have several retest options, but it is their responsibility to speak with me and make arrangements to take advantage of this opportunity.  Retests must be completed by the assigned due date (given to them in class each unit) or students will lose this privilege. 

 

Tests below a 70%: students will be given the opportunity to improve their grade on a test that originally they scored below a 70%.  If the retest assignment is completed satisfactorily, the score on the original test will be increased to a 70%. This will require a student staying after school.   

 

Tests above a 70%: once per marking period students can stay after school and complete the retest assignment to increase their original score on the assessment by one letter grade. 

 

**With a marking period weighted 40% of the course grade, it is VITAL that ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE COMPLETED AND ON TIME. 

Absences: If a student has an excused absence, they may complete missing assignments for no penalty before the unit exam; after the unit exam has been taken scores will remain a zero.  Unexcused absences follow “late assignments”.  Please take note of the district attendance policy- after 18 periods absent (this course is 2 periods per day) the student will not receive credit for the course!

 

If you have any questions after viewing grades in HAC- please contact me!

 

Grading scale:

 A+   100-98

 B+     92-91

 C+      85-84

 D+     76-75

 F       69-0

 A      97-95

 B       90-88

 C        83-79

 D       74-72

 

 A-     94-93

 B-      87-86

 C-       78-77

 D-      71-70

 

 

Class Participation

Each student has the opportunity to earn or lose daily work points through class participation.  This grade is at the discretion of the instructor.  Class participation activities are such that they cannot be made up.  Therefore, students are expected to be in class.  Examples of what the instructor looks for in regard to class participation are as follows:

·         Perfect Attendance

·         Participation in Class Discussion

·         Participation in Team/Group Work

·         Assisting Others in Class

·         Daily Preparedness

Attendance

 

Attendance is taken at the beginning of each class period.  If a student is late to a class, it is the student’s responsibility to pick up an admit slip/pass before coming to class.  In order to not be tardy, students must be in the class room moving toward his/her seat before the late bell begins to ring.  If the student fails to do so, he/she will be marked as tardy for that class period.

 

 

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