Business

LSI- Freshmen & Sophomores

Grade Level: 9,10,

Credit: .5 each

Prerequisite: Teacher’s Signature

The Lasallian Scholars Institute business seminars in the freshman and sophomore years are designed to provide students with project management and leadership skills while providing career information and professional contacts. The course primarily utilizes four industry tracks: Information Technology and Information Management, Healthcare, Global Business, and Engineering. The freshman year’s focus is on career awareness. These tracks are then repeated within the sophomore year. The sophomore year focuses on developing career understanding. Classroom experiences are supplemented by contact with industry leaders and off-site visits. Student admission is by invitation only.

LSI- Juniors & Seniors

Grade Level: 11,12

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Teacher’s Signature

The Lasallian Scholars Institute business seminars in the junior and senior year are continuations of the programming from the freshman and sophomore years. Student continue to learn about various high-growth industries and start to explore the fields with greater depth. Students have an increased look at marketing, personal finance, strategy, human resources (i.e. talent management, résumé development, interviewing skills), and project management. Classroom experiences are supplemented by contact with industry leaders and off-site visits. More experiences become project-based. Student admission is by invitation only

Signum Fidei

Grade Level: 11,12

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Teacher’s Signature

The focus of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective communication, leadership, and service to others in the school and community. It recognizes that the students must understand the concept of leadership and must be able to lead themselves before they can be effective leaders for others. It also recognizes the qualities of leaders and holds Jesus and De La Salle as our role models for leadership. Students will identify and effectively use personal management skills; and they will demonstrate an understanding of effective learning strategies, as well as barriers to effective learning, in order to be successful in leadership and peer support roles.

Throughout this course students will develop attitudes and values founded on the concepts of promoting social responsibility, solidarity, and the common good. Students will also develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, coaching, leadership, teamwork, and conflict management. This course offers students the opportunity to provide assistance to others and to address the needs of the community by utilizing their God-given talents and abilities and applying them in roles such as tutoring, mentoring, student council involvement, and other leadership positions within the La Salle High School community.

College Readiness

Grade Level: 11,12

Credit: .5

College & Career Readiness is a one semester course designed to prepare students to enter the colleges and/or careers of their choice. Topics to be covered include: exploration of colleges and programs of study, career paths, post-secondary admission processes, ACT/SAT testing, financial aid/scholarships, resumes and essays, collaborative learning, presentation skills, job searches, workplace skills, current events, technology, and study skills. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of resources for use as they pursue the colleges and careers of their choice

Business Development

Grade Level: 11,12

Credit: .5

Business Development and Practices will review topics including company strategy, marketing, personal finance, project management, and human resources. The class reviews multiple business cases and related readings to generate an awareness of how businesses live their mission statements and how to contribute on a personal and professional level to the economy.

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