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Business Education Dept

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Meet the Bangor High School Business Teachers

Mrs. Rebecca Kopp -- Business Department Chair

Mrs. Kopp earned her B.S. in Business Education from Bloomsburg University and her Master of Instructional Technology from Lehigh University. She teaches Personal Law, Word I, Word II, Personal Finance I, Personal Finance II, Computer Applications, HTML Web Design, Advanced HTML, and Dreamweaver. Mrs. Kopp is also the FBLA advisor. When she is not in the classroom she enjoys snowboarding, shopping, traveling, watching movies, playing sports, and hanging out with friends and family. 


Mr. Adam Raines

Mr. Raines earned a B.S. in Management and Marketing from Kutztown University and his Computer and Information Technologies K-12 teaching certificate from Gwynedd-Mercy College , and his Masters of Education from Wilkes University . He teaches Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Introduction to Business, Business Technology and Procedures, Business Law and Word 1. Mr. Raines also helps run the newly created school store. When not teaching, he enjoys watching and playing sports, watching movies and spending time with family and friends. 


Philosophy: The business curriculum at the high school is a pathway into the business community. Some students are preparing for four-year degrees, some two years, and some for preparation into the workforce upon graduation. We encourage students to take the maximum number of business courses possible if they want skilled employment upon graduation.

Course Descriptions

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The mission of the Bangor Area School District Community in the area of Business Education is to provide evolving educational opportunities that develop interpersonal, collaborative, problem solving, and leadership skills for a free enterprise society.

*Indicates courses that will most likely be required at most colleges for business majors.

610 *Introduction to Business (9, 10) (Semester Course - 1.00 credit)

This course is a foundation for the business program. The content of the course will acquaint students with such things as Our Economic Environment, Business Operations in Today's Changing World, Financial Institutions and Banking Services, Small-Business Management, Credit in Our Economy and to understand different careers in our global economy. It will provide students with a variety of skills and information related to business. Skills and materials taught include leadership, personal and business finance, business communications, organization, current business events, and business ethics. Projects conducted throughout the course will include the Banking Packet (which includes how to write checks, complete deposit slips, a check register, and bank reconciliation form), Virtual Business (a computer based game in which students start a new business; which include: marketing research, hiring and firing staff members, advertising, merchandising, managing expenses, etc., in order to operate a profitable business and successfully beat the competition) and a Stock Market Simulation (each team is given $1,000,000 computer cash in which they will buy and sell stocks in order to maximize profits).


609 *Business Technologies and Procedures (11, 12) (Semester Course - 1.00 credit)

This course includes an overview of many skills needed for today's business world. This classroom assumes an office environment while students complete jobs and solve business problems using office equipment. Students learn through application and acquire employable skills. Students will be involved in different hands on rotations throughout the semester which include: Word Processing, Using a Ten-Key Calculator, Microsoft Excel 2010, Microsoft Publisher 2010, Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, Filing, and more. Other topics included during the semester are Dressing for Success, Telephone Etiquette, Communication Skills, Leadership Skills, Creating Letterheads, Letters, and Memos. This class is designed to give students the structure to work in an office environment proceeding high school, or to give students a good business background before college.


614 *Sports and Entertainment Marketing/Sales (9, 10, 11, 12) (Semester Course - 1.00 credit)

This course teaches the main goal of business- to make a profit. It is designed to develop skills necessary to gain an understanding and competence in the activities associated with sports and entertainment marketing and sales. Major emphasis is placed on the following areas: Marketing Products using College, Professional and Amateur sports, the importance of Public Relations, Marketing Entertainment and Recreation, develop Marketing Plans and dealing with Legal Issues for Sports and Entertainment. Key marketing projects completed during the semester include developing flyers, market a dream vacation in a tri-fold brochure, International marketing project in Power Point, and create posters to advertise Home Entertainment Products. Students will also conduct marketing research by developing a survey aimed at high school students, gather information, enter it into Excel, create charts and graphs and lastly input the findings into PowerPoint. The course practices and enhances concepts learned in Introduction to Business.

615 *Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Suite (9, 10, 11, 12) (Semester Course – 1.00 credit)

 This class is designed to familiarize the student with various software packages and procedures used with computers. The content of this course includes labs on the following: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Concepts in word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and multi-media presentations are learned. Projects include improving desktop publishing techniques by enhancing document design by adding bullets/numbering, font types, font styles, themes, images, charts, shapes, text boxes, word art and etc. Other projects include career exploration, personal flyer, drawing maps, creating real-world charts, tables, documents, and databases. Student will also present a PowerPoint presentation applying animation, transitions, adding charts, design layouts, and creating your own slide designs.

622 HTML-Web Page Design (9, 10, 11, 12) Quarter Course-.50 credits)

 This course is intended as an introductory course on creating Web pages. The objectives of this course are: to teach the fundamentals of developing Web pages using HTML; to show students how to create Web pages suitable for course work, professional purposes, and personal use; to expose students to common Web page formats and functions; to promote curiosity and independent exploration of World Wide Web resources; to develop an exercise-oriented approach that allows students to learn by example; and to encourage independent ability. Projects include creating a personal, holiday, music, and movie Web sites. Students will also create a digital portfolio including all Web sites created in the course. The final exam will allow students to create a multipage Web site including a topic of their choice applying the skills learned in class.

601 *Personal Law (9, 10, 11, 12) (Quarter Course - .50 credits)

 This course will most likely be required at most colleges for a business major. This course is designed to emphasize students’ understanding of how laws affect them as minors and as citizens. Enforcement and origins of law, crimes, torts, and the court system are thoroughly analyzed and discussed. Topics such as how ethics and law differ, how juvenile offenders are treated by the courts, the rights of an individual who has been arrested, how to classify different types of crimes, what common defenses are used in the defense of an accused criminal, the rights and duties involved in the marriage contracts, the purposes and issues of the premarital agreement, legality dealing with divorce, and renting a place to live will be covered to assist in planning for the future.

607 *Business Law (10, 11, 12) (Quarter Course - .50 credits)

 This course will most likely be required at most colleges for a business major. This course is designed to emphasize current and relevant topics students need for business transactions. Basic business law concepts such as contract law, bailments, and employment contracts and minors and employment are covered. Key topics include: when and how a contract legally comes into existence, the difference between fraud and misrepresentation, who can and cannot enter a contract, how contracts with minors are treated, how state civil and criminal statutes may affect contracts legality, how usury, gambling, or Sunday statutes may affect contract legality and how to identify when a breach of contract has taken place and what remedies are available to the injured party when a breach has occurred.

612 Word Processing I (9, 10, 11, 12) (Quarter Course - .50 credits)

This class is designed to familiarize the student with the application, Microsoft Word and procedures used within an office setting. Instruction will be given in the preparation of formatting tables, letters, reports, and advanced Word features. Students who want to improve their keyboarding skills for personal use, to become better prepared for college, or are planning a business career should find this course helpful. Projects include improving desktop publishing techniques by enhancing document design by adding bullets, numbering, font types, font styles, themes, images, text boxes, word art and etc. Other projects include webquests, design and create a restaurant menu, student magazine and creating real world examples of letters and memos used for obtaining a job.

 (This course is highly recommended for all students.)

613 Word Processing II *(10, 11, 12) (Quarter Course - .50 credits)

This class is designed to be an extension of the Word I course to teach additional advanced Microsoft Word formatting skills and procedures used within an office setting. Instruction will be given in the preparation of using higher level formatting for tables, letters, reports, and Word. Projects include improving desktop publishing techniques by using advanced Word features, mail merge, envelopes, invoices, purchase orders, job applications documents and other business-related documents. Projects include webquests, using Career-Cruising software for career readiness, mock interviews, vacation flyers, and creating multipage documents.

620 *Personal Finance I (9, 10, 11, 12) (Quarter Course - .50 credits)

 Introductory applications of real-world business concepts, including pay structures, income taxes, and banking are presented in this course. Projects include webquests, using Career-Cruising software for career research, group presentations, and a checkbook simulation. Microsoft Excel is used in this course.

621 *Personal Finance II *(9, 10, 11, 12) (Quarter Course - .50 credits)

 This course teaches the student real life financial topics to help them make wise decisions as they get older. Topics include calculating interest on savings account and finance charges, credit, buying a home vs. renting, owning vs. leasing a car, automobile/home insurance, savings accounts, loans, spending wisely, and investment decisions. This course also provides an introduction to basic statistical concepts. Microsoft Excel is used in this course.

605 *Accounting I (10, 11, 12) (Semester Course-1.00 credit)

 This course allows students to explore the basic accounting principles, concepts, and procedures that govern the recording and analysis of business transactions. Emphasis is on accounting concepts and practices for a service business organized as a proprietorship and for a merchandising business organized as a corporation. To assist with the understanding of accounting concepts the Parker Brothers board game, Monopoly, will be incorporated throughout the course. Students will also apply concepts in a business simulation and computerized accounting program. Career opportunities are also covered including forensic accountants, payroll and timekeeping clerks, auditors, budget analysts, financial managers, personal finance advisors, tax preparers, and etc. In addition, this course provides the essential knowledge, skills, and concepts presented in this class will help prepare students for today’s business environment.

606 *Accounting II *(10, 11, 12) (Semester Course – 1.00 credit)

 The main emphasis of the course is on departmentalized accounting and accounting control systems. Computerized accounting and business simulations are integrated into the course. (*prerequisite: Accounting I)