Business Education Program

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Business Education Program2020-01-09T11:18:14-05:00

Our Partners

Our unique business education program is designed to meet the needs of the Lehigh Valley.  With the growth of the Neighborhood Improvement Zone, we want to be able to provide quality employees for new jobs that are made available by this growth.  What makes us truly unique and different from the Allentown School District are the partnerships that we have developed.  These strategic partnerships align with our mission of developing college and workforce-ready students. Below are some of the acquired partnerships.  However, the list continues to grow.

  • Valley Youth House
  • City Limits Church
  • Valley Moto Rally
  • Minute Man Press
  • Service One Enterprises
  • Lintons Food Service Management
  • Sing For America
  • CHC
  • EZ Micro Solutions Inc.
  • ArtsQuest
  • The Morning Call
  • Lehigh Valley Faces
  • Minsi Trails Council
  • Toshiba
  • The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage
  • Lily’s Hope Foundation
  • IMAGINE Event Concepts
  • Allentown Police Department
  • Cedar Crest College
  • Lehigh Valley Dog Training
  • Josh Early Candies
  • Lehigh Valley Educators Credit Union
  • Union Baptist Church
  • Mohawk Construction
  • DELTA SIGMA THETA Sorority, Inc.
  • Community Bike Works
  • The YMCA
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Allentown Health Bureau
  • The Allentown Public Library
  • America On Wheels
  • Junior Achievement

The Business Education Curriculum

We plan to provide students with an accelerated business and technology education.  Our students will have technology skills far more advanced than their peers at neighboring schools.  We accomplish this by utilizing cross-curricular activities and having technology available to students all the time. We offer a comprehensive and robust technology program for Kindergarten through 5th grades.  Our 6th through 8th-grade programs offer more advanced computer applications, an introduction to business components, and field visits to local businesses to engage students in their futures and help them develop a comprehensive plan after graduation.  Lastly, our high school program offers three tracks for a student to choose from.  Students can choose from a workforce ready option, college prep option, or an entrepreneurship option.

Kindergarten through 5th-grade students will be proficient in the following:

  • Basic Computer Knowledge and Keyboarding
  • Software Knowledge
  • Graphics
  • Spreadsheets

6th through 8th-grade students will be proficient in the following:

  • Graphic Organizers
  • Animation
  • Charts
  • Databases
  • Mail Merge
  • Video Creation
  • Online collaboration
  • Intro to Business
  • Economic Decisions, Systems & Activities Business in the Global Economy
  • Social Responsibility of Business & Government Business Organization
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management Management & Leadership
  • Human Resources, Culture & Diversity
  • Career Planning & Development
  • Marketing
  • Business & Technology
  • Financial Management
  • Production & Business Operations
  • Risk Management
  • Consumers in the Global Economy
  • Money Management & Financial Planning Banking & Financial Services
  • Consumer Credit
  • Savings & Investment Strategies Insurance 

8th Grade Field Experience

Students explore a field of interest.  We utilize our unique community partnerships to provide students with a real-world experience.  Students spend time with a mentor in the area of their choice, log hours, collect evidence and complete a project on the whole experience.  This transitions into high school when students select a track.

Career Readiness for High Schoolers

In high school, students decide which track best fits their personal goals.  By design, this approach is to help students stayed engaged in the experiences from the 8th-grade field experience class.  Each track has a component that gives students real-world experiences in their interest.  This is designed to give students a plan after graduation and help them contribute to the Allentown community.  Students in grades 9th  through 11th stay engaged in their track by the use of guest speakers, field visits, and work completion programs.  Students are expected to log and document hours and experiences during the course of the year.  Students in 12th grade will complete an internship program to provide an opportunity to learn about their field of interest.  This opportunity provides on-the-job training and provides the information for future career decisions.