Business Curriculum Guiding Principles

The West Irondequoit business education curriculum will prepare students to function in and meet the challenges of a global economy and an ever-changing business community.  Guided by New York State and National standards, the business education curriculum will promote fundamental knowledge and skills that will benefit students' personal and professional lives, and will provide a foundation for students pursuing college and careers in business disciplines.

The Business Education curriculum will:

  1. Reflect the depth, range, rigor and relevance of NYS and national business education standards and provide students multiple, challenging and creative paths to meet and exceed these standards
  1. Prepare students to become responsible citizens, capable of making the astute financial and economic decisions that will benefit their personal and professional lives
  1. Create instructional contexts, content and resources using technical skills and evolving technology to meet the needs of all learners
  1. Develop students' understandings of business operations and the social contexts of employment settings
  1. Promote the development of interpersonal, communication, teamwork and leadership skills essential for working in a global economy
  1. Develop an awareness of career opportunities, and the lifelong learning skills necessary for ongoing professional growth within or transition between careers
  1. Be varied in nature providing students with graduation choices that are meaningful and professionally advantageous
  1. Integrate the conceptual and quantitative aspects of business problem solving
  1. Provide students the opportunity to understand the value of the entrepreneurial spirit
  1. Promote the principles of law and ethics as they apply to personal and business settings
  1. Actively involve local businesses and community members who can share experiences and provide real-life problem-solving opportunities
  1. Incorporate opportunities, in addition to coursework, for greater student practice and achievement in the area of business. These opportunities will be provided through a variety of co-curricular organizations and career-oriented programs
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