• Rainier High School

    Business Education Department


    #1: What do we want each student to learn?


    Accounting I and II -CIP CODE # 520301



    The goals of the course are to:

    Introduce the student to the core instructional areas of the Business curriculum.

    Integrate the curriculum core standards of Career Tech Education.

    Stimulate interest in career development in business and finance related fields.

    Teach basic skills in accounting, recordkeeping, communication and technology.

    Enhance employability skills.







    Accounting I and II is a business course designed to provide students with the skills needed to effectively live in our world. This course includes business management and entrepreneurship; communication and interpersonal skills; economics; and  a basic foundation in debits/credits, checking accounts, three main financial statements and much more!  Instructional strategies may include the development of a business plan, product, computer/technology applications, real and/or simulated occupational experiences, or projects related to business ownership. 

    GLE/EALRS are aligned for this course.

    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a co-curricular component of the Business/Marketing program. The student organization enhances classroom instruction, helps develop leadership skills, and provides opportunities for professional growth and service.



    · Safety

    · Business, financial and accounting terms

    · Social and civic responsibility to business ownership

    · Classifications and characteristics of businesses

    · Demonstrating what to do with transactions

    · Explaining the purpose of adjusting and closing entries.

    · Motives for starting a business

    · Advantages and disadvantages of owning a business

    · Components of a business

    · Basic consumer skills: credit, banking, taxes, insurance, investments

    · Determining the effect of transactions on trial balances.

    · Business risks and how to handle them

    · Governmental agencies, taxes and their impact on businesses

    · Types of lending institutions and choosing which one is right for your venture

    · Human resource management policies

    · Consumer credit plans



    #2: How will we know if each student is learning it?




    Students are expected to meet all course goals and apply decision-making, critical thinking, problem solving, organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills to real-life situations. The course integrates all academic areas into the curriculum.

    Teaching techniques such as group discussion, lectures, labs, and independent study will be implemented.

    Students will be involved in classroom activities, projects, and role-playing. Performance assessments, projects, class assignments, employability skills, and tests will be used to assess the student's progress.


    Students will be graded on daily participation, tests, homework and projects.

    Overall grade will be based on 50% Attitude & Projects and 50% Homework &Tests.

    The district grading scale that is listed in the student planner will be used in this course. 


    YOU MISS CLASS, YOU MISS OUT! Class performance based activities cannot be made up.

    Rules, procedures, and routines  


    Daily reading will be followed by written assignments. Chapter reading and mapping, outlining, exploratory writing of chapter questions, discussion, projects and exams are the general activities along with a keyboarding basics component. MUST USE PENCIL!



    Daily assignments will be written on the board and on the web page. Students are expected to enter the classroom, place book bags, coats, etc., in designated area, and begin their assignment. Students are expected to work individually (unless otherwise directed). Note: It is important that students Do Not Share his/her work. This is known as Plagiarism. Should anyone be caught sharing, they will receive a Zero (0) for that assignment.  Class assignments will consist of lectures, group discussion, workbook pages and project presentations.


    In this class you're role modeling appropriate behavior, attitude, work ethic and courtesy is critical. Remember to come to class daily ready to respect yourself, others and property, be prepared and work hard.