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Miller Grove High School

Dekalb County Schools

Entrepreneur Ventures

Entrepreneur Ventures


                                                                                                                                       2020 - 2021

School Year __________________




Course Name

Entrepreneurial Ventures         


Course Code



School Name

Miller Grove High School

Teacher Name

Vaughn B. Shores Ed.D

School Phone Number

678-xxx-xxxx Text Only

Teacher Email


School Website

Teacher Website




Course Description


Entrepreneurial Ventures is the third course in the Small Business Development Career Pathway. This course concentrates on the management skills necessary for successful business operations.  Students will study management strategies for developing and implementing business plans; structuring the organization; financing the organization; and managing information, operations, marketing and human resources.   International business principles are infused in the standards for Entrepreneurial Ventures.  An integral component of the Entrepreneurial Ventures course is a school-based or community-based entrepreneurial venture that will engage students in the creation and management of a business and the challenges of being a small business owner.


Curriculum Overview 

The following academic concepts will be covered. 



Unit 1 – 

Week 1 Communication

Week 2 Communication

Week 3 Economics



Unit 2 

Week 4 Functions of Management

Week 5 Functions of Management

Week 6 Organizational Structure

Week 7 Financial Management

Week 8 Financial Management


Unit 3

Week 9 Information Management

Week 10 Information Management

Week 11 Operations Management

Week 12 Human Resource Management

Week 13 Human Resource Management


Unit 4 

Week 14 Marketing Management

Week 15 Marketing Management


Unit 5

Week 16 Business Plan Development and Implementation

Week 17 Business Plan Development and Implementation

Week 18 Business Plan Development and Implementation










  Entrepreneurship – IDEAS IN ACTION



ISBN: -13: 978-0-538-44626-6

ISBN: -10: 0-538-44626-9

Replacement Cost




GRADING SYSTEM: The DeKalb County School District believes that the most important assessment of student learning shall be conducted by the teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of ongoing classroom instruction. A variety of approaches, methodologies, and resources shall be used to deliver educational services and to maximize each student’s opportunity to succeed. Teachers shall evaluate student progress, report grades that represent the student’s academic achievement, and communicate official academic progress to students and parents in a timely manner through the electronic grading portal. See Board Policy IHA.





Formative Assessment (Pre-Assessment) – 0%

Assessment During Learning – 25%

Guided, Independent, or Group Practice – 45%

Summative Assessment or Assessment of Learning– 30%

A             90 – 100                              

B             80 – 89                                                

C             71 – 79 

D             70 

F              Below 70





*Parental Involvement will make a difference if your student is struggling in this class.







Semester progress reports shall be issued four and a half, nine and thirteen and a half weeks into each semester.  The progress of students shall be evaluated frequently and plans shall be generated to remediate deficiencies as they are discovered. Plans shall include appropriate interventions designed to meet the needs of the students. See Board Policy IH.


Students will not engage in an act of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating, providing false information, falsifying school records, forging signatures, or using an unauthorized computer user ID or password. See the Code of Student Conduct - Student Rights and Responsibilities and Character Development Handbook.


Homework assignments should be meaningful and should be an application or adaptation of a classroom experience.  Homework is at all times an extension of the teaching/learning experience.  It should be considered the possession of the student and should be collected, evaluated and returned to the students. See Board Policy IHB.



When a student is absent because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law or when the absence is apparently beyond the control of the student, the student shall be given an opportunity to earn grade(s) for those days absent. Make-up work must be completed within the designated time allotted. See Board Policy IHEA.



  1. Respect yourself, your classmates, and your teacher. 
  1. All students are expected to arrive to class promptly
  1. Cheating will not be tolerated! If you cheat or allow/assist someone to cheatall parties involved will be penalized and your parents will be notified immediately. 




  1. Absolutelnuse ovulgarprofaneor inappropriate language in the virtual classroom.



  1. Students are.not to groom in classthis includes hairmake-upnails, etc .


  1. Electronic devicescellular phoneswalkmansCD playersMP3 playershand-held gamescards, or another material not related to or used in this class should be used.

 NO student is to use the computer for activities that do not relatto this classthereforeyou should not bchecking e-mailchattingplaying gamesdownloadinguploading, doing research for another classlistening to musicpersonal browsing, etc  Unless you are working independently.

  1. When allowed to usthe Internetvisiting websites that are not appropriate for school or not educationallrelated is PROHIBITEDViolators will facconsequences as outlined in the student handbook





It is the student’s responsibility to bring all required materials to class every day.


Notebook – Pen/Pencil – Folder 



All students should observe ALL the rules and regulations in the Student Handbook. *

LatAssignments: Late assignments will be penalized, unless arrangements were madin advance. 

Make-up Policy: IT IS THE STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILIIT TO FIND OUT WHAT MAKEUP WORK ITO BDONE. Iyou have an excuseabsence, you will be allowed thsame number of days as youabsence in order to make up work missedMakup work can be done after or beforschool, and during class when current work is completed.

Re-do PolicyIf a studenturnin an assignment that receives a failing markthstudent has thopportunitto redo the assignmentThe following exclusions apply: multiple-choictest and other assignments as decideat the discretion of the instructorThstudent must conference with thteacher within one week after receiving the assignmentAfter conferencinwith the instructorthassignment will be given back to thstudent to redoThe assignment must bcompleted and returned within onweek after thconferenceOncthredassignment is completed ancorrectedit will be averaged with thoriginal gradeIt is the student's responsibility to take advantage othredo policy. At the end of the 15th week markinperiod, studentno longer have the option to redassignments









































































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