Introduction to Business

B10011, B10012

Course Fee
This course is recommended for freshmen and sophomores, especially for those who may be interested in a career in business. This course will introduce students to major concepts in business – foundations of business, finance in the business world including the stock market, entrepreneurship, marketing, management, business ethics, law, and international business. Students may participate in field trips to places such as the Federal Reserve Bank, the Kane County Cougars, and more. Students will participate in activities such as an online stock market game, a marketing project, and a mock trial. After completing this course, students will have a better understanding of how business is organized and operates. May be eligible for Dual Credit through COD.
Level: 9,10
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Blended Introduction to Business (NNHS only)

B100N1, B100N2

Course Fee
This course is recommended for freshmen and sophomores, especially for those who may be interested in a career in business. This course will introduce students to major concepts in business – foundations of business, finance in the business world including the stock market, entrepreneurship, marketing, management, business ethics, law, and international business. Students may participate in field trips to places such as the Federal Reserve Bank, the Kane County Cougars, and more. Students will participate in activities such as an online stock market game, a marketing project, and a mock trial. After completing this course, students will have a better understanding of how business is organized and operates. This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning. May be eligible for Dual Credit through COD.
Level: 9,10
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Tech Edge

B12011, B12012

Course Fee
Digital fluency is an essential life skill that is integral for college and career success. In this course, students will leverage the power of technology to solve authentic problems through the application of digital skills and competencies. Students will identify and use tools and resources across multiple platforms such as Google, Microsoft, Apple and Adobe, in order to solve these real world problems. Working collaboratively, they will build an e-portfolio demonstrating their skills with productivity, creativity and design, data collection and analysis, and programming apps while investigating innovative and emerging trends in technology such as 3D printing, Virtual Reality and Robotics.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Tech Edge +

B16012

Course Fee
Tech Edge+ is designed to empower students to advance their digital skills and computational thinking with current technologies while preparing them to transfer those competencies to technologies that may not even exist yet. Working collaboratively, students will expand their e-portfolio to showcase their ability to utilize their digital skills seamlessly across platforms. Using a variety of apps and programs, they will learn to automate tasks for increased efficiency and productivity, design and create original works, and further their executive functioning skills. They will continue to study innovative and emerging trends in technology such as 3D printing, Mixed Reality, Data Analytics, Robotics and the Internet of Things, by selecting a topic for advanced research and exploration.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50
Pre Requisite: Tech Edge or permission from the instructor

Accounting 1

B240B1 – B240B2

Course Fee
A recent survey given to college students asking the course they wished they had taken in high school showed the most frequent response to be Accounting. Accounting is also one of the biggest areas of growth in the job market. Students planning to operate their own business or major in business in college will find this course a must. This course utilizes Excel software as students learn how to work with journals, ledgers, balance sheets, income and capital statements. Accounting is an important course that will prepare you for a job, give you a solid background for any business study in college, and provide you with an understanding of how financial decisions are made. This course can be used as a Math credit. This course will no longer be granted Math credit for members of the class of 2023+.
Level: 10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Honors College Accounting

B260C1 – B260C2

Weighted
Honors College Accounting uses an integrated approach to teach accounting.  Students first learn how businesses plan for and evaluate their operating, financing and investing decisions and then how accounting systems gather and provide data to internal and external decisions makers.  This year-long course covers all the learning objectives of a traditional college level financial accounting course, plus those from a managerial accounting course. 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. This class is taught in Excel and can be used as a Math credit. This course will no longer be granted Math credit for members of the class of 2023+.
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Accounting 1

Marketing

B30011, B30012 (Both semesters NNHS)

B30011 (First semester only NCHS)

Course Fee
Are you aware you are faced with marketing every day? Find out about this exciting career field utilizing themes of Sports & Entertainment (NCHS) or Food Marketing (NNHS). You will learn about the marketing concepts of research, product development, pricing, promotion. This project-based course will give you hands-on experience as you research, create, price, and promote your own product/service concept. Learn from speakers who are currently working in this constantly growing field. This class MAY include an optional trip, paid by the individual, to observe marketing techniques at Disney World and/or Universal Studios in Florida. This class can also help prepare interested students for DECA competitions, an optional extra-curricular club activity.
Level: 10,11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Blended Marketing

B300N1

Course Fee
Are you aware you are faced with marketing every day? Find out about this exciting career field utilizing themes of Sports & Entertainment (NCHS) or Food Marketing (NNHS). You will learn about the marketing concepts of research, product development, pricing, promotion. This project-based course will give you hands-on experience as you research, create, price, and promote your own product/service concept. Learn from speakers who are currently working in this constantly growing field. This class MAY include an optional trip, paid by the individual, to observe marketing techniques at Disney World and/or Universal Studios in Florida. This class can also help prepare interested students for DECA competitions, an optional extra-curricular club activity. This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning components.
Level: 10,11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Blended Advanced Marketing

B320N2

Are you considering majoring in business and/or marketing? This course will give you hands-on experience developing a practical marketing plan. Advanced Marketing gives students the opportunity to take the fundamentals they learned in Marketing and Advertising and apply this knowledge in real-life situations. Students will work with local businesses and school organizations to develop authentic promotional plans for execution. Additionally, students learn about statesmanship and gain selling experience. This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning components.
Level: 11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50
Pre Requisite: Marketing and Advertising recommended

Advertising

B34012

Course Fee
Students discover the role of advertising within marketing, current advertising strategies and techniques, and careers within the professional industry. Questions such as what, why, to whom,where, when and how to advertise are explored through a variety of projects and problem based learning activities. Students will learn about the process of advertising in today’s marketplace including the Internet and social media. Other class activities include the creation of print media and mass media advertisements. Through the culminating project, students create an advertising campaign for a local business client. This hands on learning experience will enable the student to develop artifacts for a professional marketing portfolio.
Level: 10,11,12
Second Semester Course
Credit: 0.50
Pre Requisite: Marketing

Blended Advertising

B340N2

Course Fee
Students discover the role of advertising within marketing, current advertising strategies and techniques, and careers within the professional industry. Questions such as what, why, to whom,where, when and how to advertise are explored through a variety of projects and problem based learning activities. Students will learn about the process of advertising in today’s marketplace including the Internet and social media. Other class activities include the creation of print media and mass media advertisements. Through the culminating project, students create an advertising campaign for a local business client. This hands on learning experience will enable the student to develop artifacts for a professional marketing portfolio. This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning components.
Level: 10,11,12
Second Semester Course
Credit: 0.50
Pre Requisite: Marketing

Business INCubatoredu

B37011 – B37012

Business INCubator blends entrepreneurship lessons with an experiential approach to business subjects, designed to foster innovation and an understanding of successful enterprises. Students create and fully develop their own product or service idea in an authentic learning environment by using hands-on problem solving. The classroom instructor, real-world entrepreneurs, and business experts serve as coaches and mentors, guiding student teams through the process of ideation, market research, and business plan development. Over the course of the year, student teams learn about marketing, accounting, human resources, and legal aspects of running a business. The course culminates with “Pitch Week,” where student teams pitch their innovative idea in front of actual investors, trying to secure funding to turn their business plan into reality.
Level: 10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Blended Business ACCELeratoredu

B375G1 – B375G2

Weighted
The Blended Business ACCELeratoredu course is designed as a second year program for entrepreneurial teams that have completed Business INCubatoredu year one, have received funding (or have been hired by graduates to operate a launched business), and are ready to launch a business. Throughout the program, students work through three major areas of content: customer acquisition, business process, and product production. The goal is to guide students to a successful launch of their company and gain traction in the marketplace. Learning outcomes and content is derived from real-life entrepreneurial practices, and real world business accelerator practices, so students advance their skills in authentic, meaningful ways. This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning components.
Level: 12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Business INCubatoredu

Business Law

B38011, B38012

Do you know your rights? Do you know how law for the minor differs from law for the adult? Anyone who wants to know the basic laws that apply to everyday life, or who is planning a career in any area of business will benefit from this class. Topics covered include: civil and criminal law, internal law, contract and employment law, school law, and law for the minor. Students assume the roles of juror, witness, plaintiff, defendant, attorney, school administrator, business owner, employee and employer to participate in activities such as simulations and mock trials. Students take a field trip to a courthouse and area attorneys and judges are among some of the speakers who are invited to the class. The course concludes with a mock trial.
Level: 11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Online Business Law

B380M1, B380M2

Are you familiar with your rights? Business Law provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the United States legal system as it relates to business rights and responsibilities. Anyone who is planning a career in any area of business will benefit from this class. Civil and criminal law, consumer rights, contracts, corporate structures, and the legal obligations required within business organizations are included.
Level: 11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

International Business

B40011, B40012

Are you interested in a business career that allows you to travel around the world and work with people from various countries? International Business will allow you to understand the international business skills necessary to conduct business in today’s rapidly changing global economy. Students learn to understand cultural differences and to conduct business transactions with individuals in other countries. In addition, learn from speakers who are currently involved in international business. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 10,11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Computer Programming 1

B44011, B44012

Computer science, the discipline that makes modern technology possible, has driven innovation in today’s changing economy. To be prepared, students must engage in computer science topics and solve problems in innovative ways. In this class, students will learn the Python programming language. Python is a very useful language used in careers in the sciences, finance, engineering, and software. Topics include: input/output of data, decisions, loops, data structures, and modular programming of functions/methods. Stress is placed on writing well-structured, user- friendly programs.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Blended Computer Programming 1 (NCHS only)

B440N1, B440N2

Computer science, the discipline that makes modern technology possible, has driven innovation in today’s changing economy. To be prepared, students must engage in computer science topics and solve problems in innovative ways. In this class, students will learn the Python programming language. Python is a very useful language used in careers in the sciences, finance, engineering, and software. Topics include: input/output of data, decisions, loops, data structures, and modular programming of functions/methods. Stress is placed on writing well-structured, user friendly programs. This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning components.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Computer Programming 2

B46012

In Computer Programming 2, students explore more advanced concepts in computer science through Python. Students learn modular design, analyze data from files, explore object-oriented programming, interface with a hardware device, and implement graphical user interfaces. Students create an advanced project at the end of the semester that applies what they have learned in Computer Programming 1 and 2. Stress is placed on writing well-structured, user-friendly programs.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50
Pre Requisite: Computer Programming 1

Game Design

B48012

Course Fee
This introductory class focuses on the development and creation of video gaming. Students will use a variety of software packages to create working, interactive gaming programs. Students will learn about the gaming industry and planning tools, such as storyboarding and will continue to build upon their graphics knowledge by creating their own backgrounds and animated sprites. They will learn how to edit sounds and incorporate them into their games. In addition, students will build upon their programming knowledge by adding scripting to their games.
Level: 10,11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50
Pre Requisite: Graphics 1 & Programming 1, OR, Programming 1 & Digital Pub & Design

Online Game Design

B480M1, B480M2

This class provides a complete understanding of the technological and creative aspects of video game design in an easy-to-follow format. Students will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of the creative, business, and technological components required to launch a new video game. Students will develop mastery in hard skills of art, science, and technology as they relate to computer programming. Students will also be introduced to basic hardware and software troubleshooting.
Level: 10,11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50
Pre Requisite: Graphics 1 & Programming 1, OR, Programming 1 & Digital Pub & Design

Web Page Design (NNHS only)

B52011

Course Fee
This course is an introduction to Web Page Design using Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Emphasis is placed on designing visually appealing, accessible content for the Modern Web. Topics explored include planning designs using storyboarding, Web page structure and layout, processing images for use on the Web, insertion of applets in a Web Page, and responsive design for mobile technology. Students will develop an ecommerce website for a final project. No prior coding experience is required.
Level: 9,10,11,12
First Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Online Web Page Design

B520M1, B520M2

Students learn to design and create websites and optimize digital resources. An understanding of visual appeal, effective communication, functionality, and site organization and maintenance are gained. Course resources include Dreamweaver, XHTML, Flash, and various online services. Students will work through troubleshooting and problem solving while enhancing their ability to communicate through a virtual classroom setting.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Advanced Web Page Design (NNHS only)

B54012

Course Fee
This course will enable the learner to continue their education in Web Page design. Students will learn advanced design elements and CSS, JavaScript, PHP (server side programming), and designing for other purposes such as Mobile Web developments. During the second half of the semester, students would be connected with a business partner to create functioning Web Sites.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50
Pre Requisite: Web Page Design

AP Computer Science A

B560A1 – B560A2

Weighted
Course Fee
In AP Computer Science A, students learn the critical thinking skills necessary to solve problems through software development. Students learn object-oriented programming concepts through the application of the Java programming language in the context of mathematical, graphical, business, scientific, and engineering applications. Throughout the course, students explore computer science and software development through collaboration and other industry best practices and tools. This course is comparable to a first-semester college-level computer science course and students will be well prepared for the AP Computer Science A exam. May be used for Math credit. This course will no longer be granted Math credit for members of the class of 2023+.
Level: 10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Teacher Recommendation Required

Software Engineering 1

B580W1

Weighted
Course Fee
Software Engineering 1 is a weighted, one-semester course for students that have completed AP Computer Science. The course starts with a core set of software engineering topics (e.g., ethics, data structures, software engineering process) followed by a series of software topics selected by students that are aligned to students’ products (e.g., synchronization, security, databases, embedded systems, object-oriented design, network programming, human factors). Students will choose topics aligned to their project which can be completed in Software Engineering 2.
Level: 11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50
Pre Requisite: AP Computer Science A; Teacher Recommendation Required

Software Engineering 2

B590W2

Weighted
Course Fee
After gaining the necessary background knowledge in Software Engineering 1, small groups of students collaborate to develop a software product as they iterate through software engineering development cycles. Throughout this semester-long authentic engineering experience, students create their product that requires them to collaborate with each other as well as stakeholders.
Level: 11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50
Pre Requisite: Software Engineering 1

Blended Software Engineering 2 (NNHS only)

B590G2

Weighted
Course Fee
After gaining the necessary background knowledge in Software Engineering 1, small groups of students collaborate to develop a software product as they iterate through software engineering development cycles. Throughout this semester-long authentic engineering experience, students create their product that requires them to collaborate with each other as well as stakeholders. This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning components.
Level: 11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50
Pre Requisite: Software Engineering 1

Digital Publishing & Design

B62011

Course Fee
Learn the industry standard software (Adobe Suite) for desktop publishing and graphic designing. You will use InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to create a variety documents ranging from graphical text to photo collages, etc. Many of the assignments allow students to choose their own topics, along with using their own pictures to design projects to take home. In addition to InDesign software features, you’ll also learn about proper design guidelines to enhance the quality and attractiveness of your projects. Options for editing images will be explored using Photoshop, and graphic creation using Illustrator. Basic Keyboarding skills recommended. May be used for fine arts credit. This course will no longer be granted Fine Arts credit for members of the class of 2023+.
Eligible for Dual Credit at COD if student also passes Graphic 1 & 2
Level: 9,10,11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Animation & Multimedia

B64012

Course Fee
Learn Adobe Flash and Dreamweaver, along with sound editing software, to create projects that integrate movement and sound. The advantage of using Flash to create animations, is their smaller file size and ability to load quickly on the web and electronic devices. Students will design and create a variety of animations such as animated banners, filmstrip-looking scrolling images, and product kiosk type rollover images. They will also create animations using cartoon-looking characters and backgrounds. Sound editing will be introduced to enhance the projects. Animations & sound will be incorporated into websites created using Dreamweaver to create multimedia applications. Basic keyboarding skills are recommended.
Level: 10,11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Consumer Economics

B70011, B70012

This course meets the graduation requirement for Consumer Economics. The areas of consumer concerns to be addressed in this course involve a study of consumer protection, economics, personal income taxes, banking, budgeting, investing, insurance, transportation, housing and the wise use of credit. This is a practical application course and is designed to provide individualized experiences, which will lead to wise consumer practices upon graduation.
Level: 11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Blended Consumer Economics

B700N1, B700N2

This course meets the graduation requirement for Consumer Economics. The areas of consumer concerns to be addressed in this course involve a study of consumer protection, economics, personal income taxes, banking, budgeting, investing, insurance, transportation, housing and the wise use of credit. This is a practical application course and is designed to provide individualized experiences, which will lead to wise consumer practices upon graduation. This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning components.
Level: 11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Online Consumer Economics

B700M1, B700M2

This course offers students an alternative to a traditional classroom setting while meeting the State of Illinois graduation requirement. The course will integrate economic concepts in combination with development of financial literacy and consumer responsibility. Instruction centers on the role of individuals in the economy – as citizens, workers, and consumers. Students develop skills related to money management; decision-making, use of credit, insurance, savings, investing, taxation, and consumer protection. A deeper understanding of the free enterprise system and laws of supply and demand are developed through real-life consumer simulations. Students will work in a self-paced/individual environment. The entire course will be delivered in an online format with a designated Naperville 203 teacher.
Level: 11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

CTE Internship (NNHS only)

B87011- B87012

Students who participate in career experiences during high school develop the skills required to achieve an advantage in a competitive job market. Internship participants graduate with academic knowledge, field experience, and interpersonal skills which may accelerate their progress in achieving college and career success. An internship experience serves as a vital tool in the decision making process to help students choose or solidify their post-secondary plans. Leadership opportunities and a development of a career portfolio are key elements of the program. Students are in class one period per day with a teacher and the work at an approved training site an average of 15 hours per week. – Application Required – Interview Required
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Blended STEM Inquiry and Research Capstone

B980N1, B980N2

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to fulfill a self-directed inquiry into any aspect of STEM. This is a capstone for any strand of study students may pursue within the mathematics, science and CTE curricula. This course will require development of a research question, development of research methodology, analytical research, synthesis of resources, data analysis and ability to communicate research findings. Students will select and design a course of study in conjunction with a mentoring teacher who will facilitate the production of a final research project. This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning components. Depending on the student project this course may also be weighted. It will be determined by the instructional coordinator.-IC Approval
Level: 11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50