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2017-18 High School Course Cataloghttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/pagetitles/DispForm.aspx?ID=2https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/pagetitles/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}2017-18 High School Course CatalogBeginning with the class of 2010, 220 credit hours must be earned in the areas listed below. Ten credits are equivalent to one full year of credit in a specific subject. Please note that 'MAX FEE' represents the maximum fee allowed to be charged by the district for that course. Schools may opt to charge less than the approved maximum. Please check with the school about actual fees for a specific course. Please click on one of the links to the left to see all courses in that content area.

 

 

https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B11https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=17260{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B11Word Processing 1This course will focus on keyboarding skills with emphasis on mastery in speed, accuracy, personal business letters, simple tabulation as well as other business documents. Students will also learn the basics of workbooks, presentations, publications, and email.5Practical Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Word%20Processing%201.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B30https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16912{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B30Leadership in ActionThis project-based leadership course develops student understanding and skills in such areas as communication skills, emotional intelligence, operations, and professional development. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the need for leadership skills. The capstone activity of the course is the implementation of a service-learning project. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. Formal reflection is an on-going component of the course5Practical Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNo40.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Leadership%20in%20Action.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B32https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=17245{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B32Wealth ManagementThis project-based financial literacy course develops student understanding and skills in such areas as economic decision-making, time value of money, financial management, and types of investments. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the need for personal financial management and investing. To encourage immediate implementation of financial management skills, Wealth Management utilizes an on-going project for course delivery and reinforcement. The course content is sequenced for students to develop a full understanding of their role and responsibility in their financial future. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. 5Practical Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Wealth%20Management.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B33https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=17059{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B33Principles of Business & EconomicsThis project-based business course develops student understanding and skills in such areas as business law, economics, financial analysis, human resources management, information management, marketing, operations, and strategic management. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the business world as well as expanding their understanding that businesses are influenced by external factors that are often beyond their control. Consumer spending, government policies, economic conditions, legal issues, and global competition are addressed through practice, current applications to everyday society and business life. Grade is weighted for concurrent enrollment with the Front Range Community College courses BUS115 Introduction to Business and ECO105 Introduction to Economics.10Practical Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearBusinessBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNo11.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Principles%20of%20Business%20and%20Economics.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B36https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16480{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B36College Accounting wtThis course covers all the learning objectives of a traditional college level financial accounting course, plus those from a managerial accounting course. Using an integrated approach, students first learn how businesses plan for, and evaluate, their operating, financing and investing decisions, and then students learn how accounting systems gather and provide data to internal and external decision makers. Topics include an introduction to accounting, accounting information systems, time value of money, and accounting for merchandising firms, sales and receivables, fixed assets, debt and equity. Other topics include statement of cash flows, financial ratios, cost-volume profit analysis and variance analysis. Grade is weighted for concurrent enrollment with the University of Northern Colorado course BAAC220.10Practical Arts11th;#12th;#1 yearBusinessBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/College%20Accounting%20wt.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B37https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=17063{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B37Principles of FinancePrinciples of Finance furthers student understanding of two specific business activities—accounting and finance—that were introduced in an earlier High School of Business course, Principles of Business & Economics. Through multiple projects, students make connections between accounting, with an emphasis on cash flow, and finance, with an emphasis on decision‐making. Students acquire an understanding of financial statements, calculate financial ratios, and make business decisions based on their interpretation of those financial statements and ratios. In addition, students determine business‐financing options, as well as develop an appreciation for types of financial service providers and financial markets. Decision matrices are employed to aid in financial planning. 5Practical Arts11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Principles%20of%20Finance.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B38https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=17064{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B38Principles of ManagementPrinciples of Management furthers student understanding of management that was introduced in an earlier High School of Business™ course, Principles of Business. Through individual and team activities and a semester-long project, students make connections between management and business success. Students acquire an understanding of legal and ethical issues associated with management; initiate, plan, implement and control, and close a project; motivate team members; delegate work; develop a chain of command; coordinate work efforts; and interpret statistical findings. 5Practical Arts10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNo40.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Principles%20of%20Management.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B39https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16427{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B39Business StrategiesBusiness Strategies, which is the capstone course for the High School of Business™ program, develops student understanding and skills in such areas as business law, entrepreneurship, financial analysis, human resources management, and strategic management. By planning, organizing, staffing, directing, leading, and controlling business activities, students acquire a realistic understanding of what is required to open and successfully run a business. They conduct situational, market, and competitive analyses; select a target market; develop a business plan; recruit, interview, select, and hire staff; supervise staff; control use of resources; and evaluate the results of the business effort. Throughout the course, students make decisions and use problem-solving skills. Formal reflection is an on-going component of the course. 5Practical Arts10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Business%20Strategies.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B41https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16423{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B41Business FoundationsThis course introduces students to the major areas of business: ownership, finance, marketing, human resources, operations, management. Business Foundations provides students with a solid base on which to build their studies of business, introduces them to the project-oriented world of business and the opportunity to build their own business. Participation in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) activities helps to strengthen students' connections between the classroom and the business world. Guest speakers and field trips may be incorporated to enrich the learning experience.5Practical Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Business%20Foundations.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B42https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16609{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B42FinanceThis course is designed to help students develop their abilities to make wise consumer decisions by recognizing, understanding, and comparing the alternatives facing them as consumers. Budgeting, purchasing decisions and consumer credit, banking services, investing, life, auto, and property insurance, income taxes and housing are some of the topics covered. This course satisfies the Boulder Valley School District’s Personal Financial Literacy (PFL) graduation requirement. 5Practical Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Finance.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B44https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16425{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B44Business Law This course is for students interested in acquiring basic knowledge of the legal framework of our society. The content may include history, development, and classification of laws; personal and business law related to everyday life; contract law; the court system and courtroom procedures; legal terminology; and crime classification.5Practical Arts10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Business%20Law.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B47https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16945{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B47Mathematical Business Applications5Practical Arts11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Mathematical%20Business%20Applications.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B51https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16611{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B51Financial Records5Practical Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Financial%20Records.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B52https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16218{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B52Accounting 1This is an introductory course in double entry accounting procedures. Students will learn to keep financial records for a service or retail business. Principles covered include the bookkeeping cycle, debit/credit theory, financial statements, use of various journal and ledgers, worksheets, accounts receivable and payable, and payroll systems. Computers will be used for simulation and projects. This course is also available to be taken in an online format.5Practical Arts10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Accounting%201.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B53https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16219{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B53Accounting 2This is a continuing course in double entry accounting procedures. Students will learn to keep financial records for a service or retail business. Principles covered include the bookkeeping system, debit/credit theory, financial statements, use of various journal and ledgers, worksheets, accounts receivable and payable, and payroll systems. Emphasis is placed on computerized accounting. This course is also available to be taken in an online format.5Practical ArtsB52; 10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Accounting%202.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B54https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16220{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B54Accounting 310Practical ArtsB53; 9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearBusinessN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Accounting%203.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B60https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16426{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B60Business ManagementStudents learn to apply the five business management principles of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. The course is hands-on and project based and is enhanced by the use of guest speakers. Computer simulations and case studies are also used to allow the students the opportunity to actually apply the information and knowledge they have acquired. One or more field trips may also be offered. 5Practical Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Business%20Management.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B70https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=17185{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B70Technology in BusinessThis course focuses on the creation and development of professional looking documents and presentations using the Microsoft suite of tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. Proper ergonomic techniques will be emphasized.5Practical Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Technology%20in%20Business.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B71https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16424{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B71Business InternshipBusiness internships are available for students who are enrolled in the Business Program. Students must be at least 16 years old and able to work in positions approved by the teacher-coordinator. Close contact will be maintained between the businesses and the instructors.VaryPractical Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Business%20Internship.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B73https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16574{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B73E-Business5Practical Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/E-Business.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/B90https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16819{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B90Independent Study in BusinessIf a student wants to take an independent study course in this content area, he or she must complete an Independent Study Contract with a teacher willing to sponsor the independent study. The student and teacher must obtain the approval of the building administrator. Independent study will be approved only in advance and if it falls into one of the following categories: (a) study that goes beyond the academic program available at the school; (b) study that duplicates an elective class but which is unavailable to the student; (c) study that is truly individualized and cannot be taught within the curriculum; or, (d) intensive summer programs or travel.5Electives9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Independent%20Study%20in%20Business.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/I27https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16770{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I27IB Business and Management SL wtThis course will provide students with an extensive and critical study of local, national, and international business activities. The course is designed to be a broad introduction to basic principles and practices of businesses. Emphasis will not only be put on the technical aspects of business, but also on the more pragmatic understanding of day‐to‐day functions.10Practical ArtsB41; 11th;#12th;#1 yearBusinessN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/IB%20Business%20and%20Management%20SL%20wt.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/OOB41https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16422{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}OOB41Business FoundationsThis course provided by an outside online vendor http://www.getfueled.com/course-finder?field_course_grade_level_tid=3&field_course_subject_tid=4&field_course_type_tid=44&field_course_category_tid=All This course is not NCAA approved.5Practical Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Business%20Foundations%20OO.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/OOB42https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16608{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}OOB42FinanceThis course is provided by an outside vendor. http://www.getfueled.com/courses/personal-finance-0 This course is not NCAA eligible.5Practical Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Finance%20OO.docx
https://www.bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/business/OOB52https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16217{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}OOB52Accounting 1This course is provided by an outside online vendor. http://www.getfueled.com/courses/accounting This course is not NCAA eligible.5Practical Arts10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Accounting%201%20OO.docx