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Business Department

The Donegal School District’s Business Department serves students grades 7-12.  The core philosophy of the department is to engage students in authentic learning experiences that prepare our students for success at a post-secondary institution or as they enter the workforce.  The curriculum is based on Pennsylvania State Standards in Business, Computer, and Information Technology.

At the high school level, students choose from the following elective courses:

·         Accounting I

·         Accounting II

·         Entrepreneurship

·         Personal Law

·         Sports and Entertainment Marketing

·         Desktop Publishing

·         Microsoft Access

·         Microsoft Excel

·         Microsoft PowerPoint

·         Microsoft Word

Students are granted the opportunity to become a Microsoft Office Specialist in Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word by taking and passing certification exams. 

Our final course offering is Personal Finance.  All juniors are required to take and successfully complete Personal Finance to graduate from DHS.  This course serves to teach financial literacy skills to students and help them prepare for life as an adult. 

In addition to our course offerings, the Business Department offers students an opportunity to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).  This club encourages students to engage in business competitions, community building, and civic volunteerism throughout the school year.

In the junior high computer courses, students are taught how to use various features of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Students are introduced to programming in 7th grade.  Students are introduced to podcasting in 8th grade.  Internet safety concepts are covered as well throughout the elementary and secondary curriculum.


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