Instructor’s Name Mr. Aaron T. Jasperson
Website Address www.angelfire.com/theforce/atjasperson/home.htm
Office Hours JM = Before School, Period 1
Mayo = Period 8, After School
This course offers an overall introduction to the world of business. Students will explore careers in management, marketing, accounting and finance, and human resources. Students will examine their own personal attributes, abilities, and interests. The students will determine how their life experiences influence their career choice, and learn basic concepts of legal, financial, marketing, and business practices.
Technology Microsoft Excel
World Wide Web
Textbook(s) Introduction to Business
Attendance: Regular attendance in all classes is vital to insuring a quality learning experience and productive future for all students.
1. Students are to be in their seat when the bell rings.
2. Every third tardy accumulated by a particular student in one grading period will be equivalent to an unexcused absence which will result in Tuesday/Thursday school.
Bathroom: Students will be allowed to use the bathroom, via an R-book/Planner, between the first and last fifteen minutes of the class period.
Course Work: All course work will only be accepted at the beginning of the hour on the day the course work is due.
R-book or Planner: An R-book will be required for student requested travel outside the classroom.
Tech Prep Articulation: Students who are juniors and seniors and earn an “A” or “B” in the course earn Minnesota Community College credit.
Semester and quarter grades will be based on weighted-total points. Grades are posted weekly for student review. The following grade scale will be used for all grades:
A = 90%
B = 80%
C = 70%
D = 60%
Course Grades = Quarter Grade (40%) + Quarter Grade (40%) + Final Exam (20%)
Semester Exam (Final Exam): A culminating, final exam will be given at the end of semester, and account for 20% of the course grade.
Qrtr. Grades = Class Participation (20%) + Homework (20%) + Quizzes (20%) + Exams (40%)
Class participation: Twenty percent (20%) of the course grade will include class participation. Student’s grade may be based on, but not limited to, answering questions, attendance, class discussion, completing in-class assignments, paying attention, and preparation for class.
Homework: Twenty percent (20%) of the course grade will include homework assignments. Homework may be graded on two levels as explained below.
1. Five (5) points will be given based on 90% completion and work shown.
2. Points will be assigned for each problem. For example, 10 problems = 10 points.
Quizzes: Twenty percent (20%) of the course grade will include quiz scores. Review quizzes will be given the last day of each week to reinforce student learning.
Exams: Forty percent (40%) of the course grade will include exam scores.
Organization of a Business
5.1 Employee Interview-Entry Level
7 Public Speaking
9-19 Individual Occupational Series Events
36 Entrepreneurship Participating Event
1. Abide by all Rochester Public School policies.
2. Respect School Personnel
& Follow directions promptly.
& Accept responsibility for your own actions.
3. Respect the Rights of Others
& Listen when others are talking.
& Respect the opinions, point of view, and feelings of others.
& Use appropriate voice tone, language, and actions.
& Display appropriate personal appearance.
4. Respect Property
& Protect and take care of school property.
& Respect the property of others.
5. Be Prompt and Prepared
& Be on time to all classes.
& Demonstrate that you are ready to learn by being in your seat, quiet, and ready for instructions from your teacher.
& Have appropriate materials and equipment such as books, orkbooks, notebooks, pencils, pens, etc.
6. Display a Concern for Learning
& Accept responsibility for your own learning.
& Be an active and cooperative learner.
& Demonstrate behavior that does not interfere with the learning of others.
& Meet or exceed class requirements.
7. Demonstrate Appropriate Social Skills
& Learn how to handle conflicts appropriately.
& Display acceptable behavior in all areas of the school including the hallways, cafeteria, assemblies, special events, and sports events.
& Demonstrate courtesy and respect when interacting with others.
Loss of Privileges
Please sign and return….
I have received, read, and understand the policies of the Rochester John Marshall and Rochester Mayo Business and Marketing Education Department.
Student: ______________________________ Date: _______________
Parent(s)/ ______________________________ Date: _______________
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