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									                                                    Finance Academy (11th Grade)
                                                              Syllabus
                                                  Teacher: Ms. Beth Byrd; Room 102
        West Forsyth High School Phone ...............................................................................336-712-4400
        Ms. Byrd’s email ........................................................................................... ebyrd@wsfcs.k12.nc.us
        West Forsyth website ........................................................... http://www.wsfcs.k12.nc.us/Page/9748
        Ms. Byrd’s web page: ...................... http://www.wsfcs.k12.nc.us/site/default.aspx?DomainID=1483

         Introduction
Hello, students! My name is Ms. Byrd and I am very happy to have you in my Finance Academy class this semester. We
will meet during 3rd period each day during second semester. Please review this syllabus and agreements with your
parents or legal guardian and return it to me.

Parents and guardians, please do not hesitate to reach me by email or phone using the contact information above if you
have any questions or concerns. I look forward to a great year. Go Titans!
I.      Course Goal

During the third quarter of the year, this course is designed to help students understand the basic principles of the
accounting cycle. Emphasis is placed on the analysis and recording of business transactions; preparation and
interpretation of financial statements; accounting systems; banking and payroll activities; types of business ownership;
and an accounting career orientation. Mathematics skills and critical thinking are reinforced.

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Also during 3 quarter (in March), students will begin targeting internships they hope to be selected for. Throughout the
rest of the second semester, students will be very busy writing cover letters, perfecting their resumes, learning to dress for
success, attend internship interviews and generally prepare for their summer internships.

Additionally, in fourth quarter, we will focus on advanced finance concepts, including the business life cycle, cash flow, for
profit and non-profit organizations, managing business risk, financial record-keeping and analysis, methods of raising
capital, and stocks and bonds/

If it sounds rigorous and busy, it is! However, we always have a very good time learning together and preparing for the
productive summer ahead.

II.     Units

        a. The Accounting Cycle – analyzing, journalizing, and posting transactions, preparing financial statements
        b. Banking and Payroll – check stubs and checks, reconciling bank statements, computing payroll data.
        c. Advanced Finance – business life cycle, cash flow, non-profit organizations, stocks and bonds, capital, risk
           management
        d. Internship Preparation – internship selection, professional dress and interviewing techniques, cover letters,
           resumes, follow-up letters

II.     Grading.
        I will use the points system for grading, rather than weighted percentages. Points are generally assigned as
        follows:
                    Homework, Quizzes, Daily Work – One point per question
                    Tests – Percentage of correct answers out of 100 points (for example, 8 correct questions out of 10
                       scores 80 out of 100 points).
                    Projects – 100 - 200 points

        Two exams will be given. The mid-term in March covers first semester material. The final exam in May/June will
        emphasize the third quarter, but will cover the fourth quarter. The final exam counts 25% of the yearlong grade.

III.    Classroom Essentials
        1. One (1) 2-inch, 3-ring binder (can be one section of a notebook containing other class materials)
        2. #2 Pencil every day.
        3. Flash drive (recommended)
        4. Highlighter

Donations of Kleenex, Clorox Wipes or Hand-Sanitizer are always appreciated!

								
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