Our goal is to acquaint students with various business disciplines and how they fit into the operation of a corporate business enterprise.
Students begin their business careers through Virtual Enterprises International learning web design, how to use excel, and how business and the stock market work. Then, as seniors, students create their own company. They meet in our business office and break up into different departments within the company including accounting, marketing, managers, and a CEO. Seniors and selected juniors go to business conferences within the DOE and attend Trade Shows! Last year, QBI’s Sweet Tooth Industries placed Silver for our Booth Design at the Trade Show in New York City!
The Peer Enabled Restructured Classroom(PERC) transforms students who have yet to meet college-ready benchmarks into scholars by placing them in the role of teacher. In our restructured math and science classrooms, Teaching Assistant Scholars (TASs) work under the guidance of a teacher to instruct small groups of their peers. Along the way, the TASs learn the material, become academic role models, and build the skills they need to succeed in college.
Our program helps students, teachers, and administrators achieve the outcomes they want. PERC classrooms still have one teacher for every 30-plus kids. However, inside a PERC classroom there are also four to five TAS, drawn from the population of students who passed the state exams in science or math but have not yet achieved college-ready benchmarks.
Below is the current program for our TAS. They also have many internship options for the summer.