High School of Business

What is the Business Program?
The High School of BusinessTM program is designed much like a college business administration program. The program is designed to challenge students through accelerated, project-based curriculum delivered in the context of business problems. Students completing the program will be positioned to excel in college- level business administration programs. Students participating in High School of BusinessTM will take part in project-based learning, which incorporates the learning of required skills into the process of solving real world business problems. 

Students will complete a series of at least six rigorous business administration courses. In addition, students will use technology in each course, hear from subject-matter expert guest speakers, complete an observational internship, and learn about business and community diversity.


Principles of Business: Entry level class in the program that explores the multitude of business categories. Students work in teams to develop communication and basic business skills.

Business Economics: The second class in the program dives into economics and teaches students vocab and concepts about the field. Supply and demand, equilibrium points, business competition, and optimal production rates are highlighted in order to give a general understanding of the economy. 

Principles of Marketing: This class looks at the real world applications of business marketing. Students work in groups to learn about different data collection methods and how to apply that information to sales and promotion of a product.

Principles of Finance: In the fourth class of the High School of Business students work to advance their knowledge of personal investing and the risks and benefits associated with different forms of investing. Students also participated in a simulated stock market challenge to test their knowledge at the end of the semester.
Principles of Management: You'll learn how to ethically and legally manage projects and people. work in a team to conquer problems you will face in the areas of management and human resources.

Business Strategies: Here all concepts learned come together as students work to create their own business. The whole class works together to develop, promote, and manage a product. Get ready to take charge!


Students receiving National Recognition:

Caleb Hester: Highest score on the National Principles of Finance exam (2015-15)

Caleb Hester: Highest score on the National Principles of Finance exam (2015-15)

Caleb Hester: Highest score on the National Principles of Finance exam (2014-15)

Paul Bryson: Second Highest score on the National Principles of Finance exam (2014-15)

James Klien: Highest score on the National Business Economics exam (2014-15)

Kevin Criley: Highest score on the National Business Economics exam (2013-14)

Will Steffe: Highest score on the National Principles of Business exam (2013-14)

Caleb Hester: 3rd highest score on the National Principles of Management exam (2013-14)

Luke Zahorik: Highest score on the National Principles of Marketing exam (2013-14)

Aria Xu: Highest score on the National Principles of Business exam (2013-14)

Aria Xu:
Second Highest score on the National Business Economics exam (2013-14)

Aria Xu: Third Highest score on the National Principles of Management exam (2013-14)

Tommy Harrison: Highest score on the National Principles of Business exam (2012-13)

Dane Burkholder: Highest score on the National Principles of Business exam (2012-13)


Quotes from Graduates:

"High school seems disconnected from the "real world" for such a pivotal time in a young adult's development. Classes often don't develop professional or occupational skills, but the High School of Business is one of the only exceptions. From my High School Business classes and FBLA competitions I learned a  multitude of usable and poignant skills. While I didn't complete the full High School of Business program, the three classes I did take transferred to Seattle University with ease! I fulfilled credits for a few introductory classes, and because of this I will be able to graduate with a double degree and a minor. I use skills I learned in Mrs. Robinett's classes every day and am grateful for taking the opportunity to pursue these classes and clubs while at Rock Canyon! Don't miss out on these amazing classes to make your high school career work for your future!" Sam Henry '15

"Being in the high school of business has been nothing but beneficial to me since I graduated from the program. The lessons and projects, not to mention the field trips and seminars we participated in, have helped me build a network of people and endless opportunities to succeed. I now feel prepared and able to step into any job interview with confidence. From finance to marketing, I feel educated in every aspect of business that I could see myself in. Because of Mrs. Robinett, High School of Business, FBLA, and DECA, I am now the Human Resources and Finance Assistant for Precision Media, which has been nominated for the Top 50 Companies in Colorado to watch for." Jamie Burnett '14









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