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ACCOUNTING I - COLLEGE PREP (9-12)

Business Majors Wanted! This course will give you a competitive advantage in your college business courses. Accounting I covers the fundamentals of financial accounting. Students will be able to examine, interpret and analyze financial information, which will provide a foundation for all future business students. This is a high-demand career area that is expected to grow at a rapid pace.

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ACCOUNTING II - HONORS (10-12)

This course provides an in-depth look at the day-to-day financial operations of a corporation. Students will have the opportunity to critique case studies and integrate financial principles learned through hands-on, real-world applications. If you’re interested in pursuing forensic accounting, auditing, or governmental careers, this course is for you.
PREREQUISITE: Accounting I or completion of or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II or higher.


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PERSONAL FINANCE I - COLLEGE PREP (9-12)

Managing personal finances is an essential life skill in today’s competitive world. This course will emphasize how to save for the future, create a savings and spending plan (budget), maintain a checking and savings account, explore insurance options, and plan for finances after high school. Topics covered in Personal Finance include personal decision making; career planning; budgeting; investing; financing a car; using credit wisely; introduction to financial institutions; and taxes. This course will prepare students for a successful financial future.

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PERSONAL FINANCE II - HONORS (9-12)

Personal Finance II allows for a student to gain greater in depth knowledge of insurance, stocks, bonds, and investments allowing for a better understanding in making choices in life with mortgages, loans, wills and estates. There is a strong exploratory emphasis on financial careers and investments through job shadows, mentorships, and financial fairs.
PREREQUISITE: Personal Finance I

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E-COMMERCE/ENTREPRENEURSHIP - HONORS (9-12)

This course will take students on a step-by-step journey through the entire process of creating an online business. Students will set up, develop, and maintain fully-functioning stores with the option of an online store. This course is activity-driven, and promotes critical thinking, ethical decision-making, and cooperation, while addressing the importance of technology and the global and virtual marketplace.

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COMPUTER APPLICATIONS - COLLEGE PREP (9-12)

This is an introductory course in information technology concepts and software productivity tools intended for Computer Information Systems majors and other students interested in computers and Information Technology. Areas of instruction include computer concepts, current topics and trends in information technology, the role of computer systems in business problem solving, an introduction to the major career areas of Information Technology and Microsoft Office skills that are important to all college students.

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INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (COLLEGE PREP) 10

This is an introductory course for DECO students only in information technology concepts and software productivity tools intended for Computer Information Systems majors and other students interested in computers and Information Technology. Areas of instruction include computer concepts, current topics and trends in information technology, the role of computer systems in business problem solving, an introduction to the major career areas of Information Technology and Microsoft Office skills that are important to all college students. This is an accelerated semester-long course for which students earn one full credit.

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DESKTOP PUBLISHING - COLLEGE PREP (9-12)

A practical, project-oriented approach to desktop publishing. This course will prepare students for careers in the business field with an emphasis on the creation and design of business documents, publications and promotional items.
                                                                                                                           
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WEB DESIGN - COLLEGE PREP (10-12)

Interested in learning how to build a website? Web Design teaches you to design effective and creative web pages for business and personal use. This course introduces students to know how the Internet works, while exploring basic layout, organization, structure, and publishing of websites. Animation and interactive forms will be incorporated within student- created web pages.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE – INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING (HONORS) 10-12


This programming course introduces students to using the Visual Basic computer language. This course is designed for students interested in learning about programming. Students will develop a solid background of standard computer logic, which will enhance problem-solving skills. Students will be introduced to this graphical interface programming language and the features of it. This course is designed to be a rewarding and fun learning experience for students who have no prior programming experience.                                         

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COMPUTER SCIENCE – ADVANCED PROGRAMMING (HONORS) 10-12

This course is an introduction to software engineering using the Java programming language. Students will learn the fundamentals of Java and develop a solid background of standard computer logic, which will enhance problem-solving skills.

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MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT (HONORS) 10-12

Mobile App Development is a semester-long project-based course designed to introduce students to Computer Programming concepts by creating apps for tablets and phones. The course teaches 21st century skills of computing skills, cyber security, social networking, and problem solving. Students will collaborate in teams as project managers, developers, content editors, and technical coordinators; students apply the same tools and methods used by professionals. Students acquire skills in all phases of app development, including project planning and production, graphic and user interface design, and developing client relationships.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE A.P. ( 11-12)

Computer Science emphasizes object-oriented programming methodology with an emphasis on problem solving and algorithm development and is meant to be the equivalent of a first-semester course in computer science. It also includes the study of data structures and abstraction. Students are required to take the A.P. test.

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VIDEO GAME GRAPHICS / VIDOE GAME DESIGN - HONORS (10-12)

This course will provide students with real-life understanding and application of the process used to program and animate a functioning video game. Courses will be structured like a working video game design team. Students will be exposed to and work in the many different roles within the video game design process. These two courses will run simultaneously, bringing the roles together to create a finished game. THIS IS A DOUBLE PERIOD CLASS.

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SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS - COLLEGE PREP (9-12)

The sports and entertainment business industry continues to grow rapidly, requiring qualified professionals at every level to accommodate its growth. This course provides an introduction to Sports & Entertainment Business industry career fields with an overview of the history, impact, types, and trends of events and venues, the principles of event planning, the role of venues, and career options in each field. Students taking Sports & Entertainment Business will have the opportunity to participate in the DECA organization.

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS - COLLEGE PREP (9-12)

Students will learn the basic foundations of business within the context of the global economy with strong links to cultures around the world. Topics such as cultural influences on business, government and political influences on business, structures of international business organizations, importing, exporting, and trade relations, legal agreements around the work place, and global marketing will be covered in this course.

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PEER LEADERSHIP (HONORS) 12

This course provides students with opportunities to develop communication and leadership skills through group dynamic activities, conflict resolution, self-exploration, and interpersonal development. There is a strong focus on the culture of adolescence and young adulthood. Students build skills through the Freshman Peer Groups, create, facilitate, and evaluate modules/lesson plans transitioning the 9th grade community into the high school setting. Students participate in a community service project and assume the role(s) of leader in a school/out-ofschool setting. Peer Leadership seeks students who are self-motivated, role models for the school community, and who work well independently and collaboratively with students and staff members. The class requires 20 hours of community service and students must complete an application process to be considered for the class. There is a mandatory retreat scheduled during the summer before school starts.

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MARKETING EDUCATION PROGRAM

Marketing Education is a cooperative program conducted by the school and the business community in Danbury for students interested in entering the business world in the areas of distribution and marketing of goods and services. In the junior year, students begin with Marketing I and study subjects related to the field of merchandising, marketing, and management along with the additional subjects required for graduation. In the senior year, Marketing II is taken. The student receives supervised on-the-job training during afternoons, weekends, and vacation periods. Marketing Education students, who usually spend about 15 hours a week at their part-time jobs, work in such places as department stores, food markets, clothing stores, and restaurants. Academic credit is given both for classroom work and for work at the student’s job training station.




INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING AND BUSINESS - COLLEGE PREP (9-12)

Introduction to Marketing and Business introduces students to the world of business with a focus on the marketing field. Students will be exposed to the various departments in business and will be capable of identifying with the job responsibilities helping them make a career decision. Students will learn about marketing, business law, economics and personal finance, accounting, international business, management, and owning their own business. Students in this course are eligible to join the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) and participate in their program of activities.

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MARKETING I - COLLEGE PREP (10-12)

Marketing I is the first course of a two-year program that provides an understanding of the business world and development of the student’s knowledge and ability in the marketing field. Marketing I introduces the students to the processes and functions involved in transferring business products or services to a consumer. The course’s main focus is on analyzing the marketing mix, their interrelationships, and how they are used in the marketing process. Students will recognize the customer-oriented nature of marketing and analyze the impact of marketing activities on the individual, business, and society. The students in Marketing I are responsible for operating the school store. The Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) is an integral part of this course.

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MARKETING II - HONORS (11-12)

Marketing II presents an advanced program of study in marketing, merchandising, and management. Marketing research projects involving independent work are conducted in a wide variety of areas by the students in this program. Students serve as managers, buyers, and assistant buyers in the school store, and are placed in training stations within the community. Students receive classroom instruction in the following areas: merchandise information, advertising, visual merchandising, management, and product planning. This is an advanced course for those students wishing to gain further experience in the management phase of the marketing field. PREREQUISITE: Any Marketing class, and must be at least sixteen years old on the first day of class.

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FASHION MARKETING - COLLEGE PREP (10-12)

Fashion Marketing is designed to provide the serious fashion student knowledge of the various business functions in the fashion industry. Fashion marketing is one of the most exciting businesses in the world, representing billions of dollars in sales. The fashion business continues to grow rapidly in the United States and around the world with new opportunities. This course focuses on the world of fashion by exploring the components of fashion and why fashion has been important throughout history. Students will explore the basics of marketing fashion products and examine the wide variety of fashion businesses and why they play an important role in domestic and global economics. An emphasis will be placed on the real-world business perspective with such topics as: types of fashion and trends, creators of fashion, fashion products and research, fashion distribution, fashion pricing and technology, promoting fashion, and preparing for a career in fashion will be covered. Students taking Fashion Marketing will have the opportunity to participate in the DECA organization.

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