Business Program

The King’s Academy offers a Business Program that allows the student to explore and develop skills in the discipline of business. TKA Students who plan to pursue a career in business are encouraged to take advantage of this elective program. Students who complete the program receive a special designation on their High School Diploma. The Business Program is not a requirement for graduation and any class within the program may be counted as an elective. Courses required to complete the program are as follows:

  • Business and Entrepreneurial Principles
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Ethical Business Practices
    Introduction to Business (DE)
  • Statistics or AP Statistics
  • Economics or AP Economics
  • Two consecutive years of foreign language
  • Applied Computer Business Skills is recommended but not required.
  • Membership with the Future Business Leaders of America, FBLA is encouraged.


Course Descriptions:

Business and Entrepreneurial Principles

This semester course is intended for the ninth or tenth grade student to introduce the concepts for many business disciplines.  Accounting, finance, human resources, economics, marketing, etc., are taught in this preparatory class.  For the business student, this is typically paired with the  Applied Computer Business Skills course.

Marketing Essentials

There is no prerequisite for Marketing Essentials, but it is recommended that the student complete the Business Overview & Entrepreneurship course to provide a solid foundation.

This semester course is intended for the tenth or eleventh grade student.  The entire discipline of marketing is covered, to include the process by which products and services are planned, promoted, priced, and distributed.   Terminology and vocabulary pertinent to the industry is taught.  This course provides students with real world marketing knowledge.

Ethical Business Practices

There is no prerequisite for Ethical Business Practices but it is recommended that the student complete the Business and Entrepreneurial Principles course to provide a solid foundation.

This semester course is intended for the tenth or eleventh grade student. By focusing on individual issues and organizational environments, students have the opportunity to see roles and responsibilities they will face in business. By enhancing their awareness of ethical decision making, students will be able to contribute to responsible business conduct in their business careers.

Applied Computer Business Skills

This semester course is also listed in our Electives section. The students focus on learning the programs Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.  Students build a portfolio of business documents based on the organizations they create during the semester. Topics included in this course are Microsoft Word Products, Creating Word Documents, Editing Documents and Working with Tables,   Creating Reports and Newsletters, Microsoft Excel Products, Getting Started with Excel, Working with Formulas, Functions and Charts, Charting Data, Advanced Functions, etc.

Dual Enrolled Introduction to Business

There is no prerequisite for Dual Enrolled Introduction to Business, but it is recommended that students complete other courses in the Business Program, to include Business and Entrepreneurial Principles, Marketing Essentials, and Ethical Business Practices to provide a solid foundation. This class is open to the eleventh or twelfth grade student that desires a college level introductory business course.  To dual-enroll, students must have a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA.  The grade for this course will appear on official college transcripts.