The Business and Finance Career Pathway at EHS challenges students to demonstrate mastery of the accounting cycle for sole proprietorship and incorporated businesses. Students become adept with automated tools as they analyze business case studies, preparing financial reports and making recommendations to business owners. Business and Finance students are required to complete both accounting courses, complete a senior project, and complete at least one other elective from the list below. Students may complete BUS 10, Introduction to Business, through the College of the Redwoods, in lieu of the third elective. Business and Finance students are also members of EHS’s DECA chapter, the student leadership organization for business and marketing.
EHS DECA members have distinguished themselves at the California Leadership Development Conference, winning awards in competitive testing, earning Chapter THRIVE- Gold Awards, and completing numerous chapter campaigns.
Past senior projects have included Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Projects, DECA Chapter THRIVE Campaigns, and marketing & sales internships. Projects may also include other types of business internships, student-run enterprises and the business plans necessary to launch those enterprises, and competitive entry for Humboldt County Office of Education’s Innovate competition (Phase 1-3). Students are encourage to pursue innovative, business and/or marketing projects, subject to the Pathway instructor’s approval. Students working individually must record a minimum of 15 hours of work; students working in teams must record a minimum of 25 hours of work, subject to instructor verification.