This course introduces students to the exciting world of creating, owning, and launching their own business. Students will learn concepts and techniques for planning an entrepreneurial venture, using design thinking and business model development. Students will learn about
financial statements, marketing principles, sales and customer service, and basic economic principles for successful operation.
Freshmen / Sophomore Course
Students examine activities in marketing and business important for success in marketing employment and postsecondary education. Students will learn how products are developed, branded, and sold to businesses and consumers. Students will analyze industry trends and gain hands-on experience in the marketing of goods, services, and ideas. Topics will include professionalism in the workplace, product planning and positioning, promotion, pricing, selling, economic issues, and the impact of technology on the marketplace.
MADE Economics & Personal Finance, Honors
Students learn how economies and markets operate and how the United States economy is interconnected with the global economy. Additionally, they learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and to make informed decisions relating to career exploration, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending, financing post-secondary education, taxes, saving and investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, and living independently. They also learn the importance of investing in themselves in order to gain the knowledge and skills valued in the marketplace. Development of financial literacy skills and an understanding of economic principles will provide the basis for responsible citizenship, more effective participation in the workforce, and career success.
Advanced Entrepreneurship, Honors
This course is designed for students who wish to concentrate on advanced strategies for entrepreneurship, building upon concepts introduced in Entrepreneurship (9093). The focus of the course is on the development of a business plan and small business management. Students will establish, market, and maintain a business.
MADE English 9, Honors
In MADE English 9, students focus on writing argumentatively to both improve their writing and become more persuasive when pitching their business ideas. In this course, we read A Raisin in the Sun, The Alchemist, and Shoe Dog. Through these texts, we learn what it takes to become an entrepreneur and consider ethical questions related to entrepreneurship.
MADE English 10, Honors
In MADE English 10, students continue to work on writing argumentatively by examining texts from Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X's text specifically addresses entrepreneurship, and its power to strengthen a community. This year students will pitch and organize a community service project at Meadowbrook High School.
Graphic Design for MADE 1
In this course students will build a strong foundation in using digital art tools to create art and assets for their brands. Students will develop confidence and competency in a wide variety of skills such as Creating for Social Media, Vector Art, Digital Rendering 2D and 3D Assets, Graphic Design, Digital Portfolios, Online Shop Design, and Visual Branding. We will primarily use and become familiar with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
Graphic Design for MADE 2
In this course students will follow a semi choice based framework to apply and strengthen their skills From Graphic Design for MADE 1. This course will allow students continual opportunities to specialize in specific areas of interests and explore them at a deeper and practical level. Students will be presented with a rotation of fictional clients that will be looking for work to be completed by students. Within the framework of the course, they will also have continual opportunities to develop Graphics for themselves, the school, and others.
AP Human Geography
Welcome to a course that will discuss topics that affect the rest of your life. Find out how population affects migration, which affects city structure, types of businesses and services that are available within a nation as well as environmental impacts. This course is a college course that will prepare students for the rigors of high school and beyond.
Strategic Marketing, Honors
In this course, students learn to leverage marketing activities to best differentiate themselves and their businesses. They will participate in supervisory and management activities focusing on the marketing mix, purchasing, financing, human resources, global marketing, pricing, distribution, selling, operations research, and promotion. Students will prepare for marketing careers and postsecondary education, continuing to enhance self-presentation, communication, and leadership skills.
Dual Enrollment Business Management
Students study basic management concepts and leadership styles as they explore business ownership, planning, operations, marketing, finance, economics, communications, the global marketplace, and human relations. Quality concepts, project management, problem-solving, and ethical decision-making are an integral part of the course. Students may enhance leadership skills by participation in school-based or virtual enterprises, job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships, cooperative education
Digital & Social Media Marketing, Honors
This course introduces students to digital and social media marketing. Students explore principles, strategies, tools, and tactics related to consumers, branding, advertising, and promotions. Students explore how success is measured in a digital and social media marketing campaign. This course emphasizes ethics, laws, and security. Students also investigate business and marketing plans, as well as careers in digital and social media marketing. This course reinforces mathematics, science, English, and history and social science Standards of Learning. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.