Business Management & Administration Program

Posted On: Thursday, February 11, 2021

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The Business Department at JHS, through the Business Management and Administration Cluster, offers two pathways for students to gain life skills and prepare for their future careers.  The Business and Technology Pathway develops business skills such as leadership, communication, financial knowledge, goal setting, and more.  Students are also given an opportunity to become certified in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  These industry recognized credentials help them stand out from their peers and offer skills needed by employers in our area.

The Entrepreneurship Pathway encourages students to explore the opportunities that come along with owning a business and the legal knowledge necessary to become productive citizens.  The courses cover a range of topics such as contracts, ethics, economics, risk management, consumer and employment law, e-commerce, and many more.

Another opportunity for business students to develop real world skills is through the school-based enterprise, The Spirit Spot.  Students in many classes have the opportunity to work in the school store during their class time.  Former business students can also work in The Spirit Spot through our work-based learning program, learning skills such as customer service, running the cash register, and workplace safety.  This semester, the students in the entrepreneurship class have assisted in making shirts and other spirit items.  For example, they recently completed the practice shirts for the JHS soccer team and the production shirts for the One Act Play performance.

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) CTSO offers opportunities for students to hone these skills through leadership development, networking, community service, and competitive events. The JHS FBLA recently had seven members advance from the Region to State Leadership Conferences.  In addition, the chapter has two region officers this year and has also been recently represented on the State Executive Council.

The FBLA leadership team’s goal this year is to partner with different groups to expand the impact of the service projects.  They worked with the school store, JHS softball team, and JHS volleyball team to make cancer awareness shirts for players and spectators.  In addition, through a fundraising partnership with Jefferson Academy, the chapter was able to provide lunch for the Jefferson City Fire and Police Departments.  Currently, the FBLA students are partnering with Jefferson Elementary School to spread joy and encouragement by providing pictures, colored by our students, to local nursing homes, hospitals, and extended care facilities.  The goal is 1,500 coloring sheets, and that goal is in sight!

The business classes and FBLA at JHS are great opportunities for students to learn new skills, prepare for their futures, and serve the community.  We look forward to many more opportunities to continue the Jefferson City School System’s “Legacy in Educational Excellence!”

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