• Business Department
    Our business teachers have developed business programs that offer unique opportunities for North students to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Each of our business programs has some unique aspect that will challenge our students and prepare them for college, career, and life.
    Instructional Leader: Dr. Renata Geurtz

     Mr. Phil KohmDr. Renata Geurtz | Mr. Ioannis Skiotes | Mr. Dariyon Shabazz 

    Business Programs offered at North High School

    Accounting 1-2, 3-4

    Students learn how to manage money, basic accounting principles and procedures. Students will be prepared for entry-level accounting positions in business, organizations, and government.

    DUAL credit: earn up to 3 credit hours of business through Gateway CC.

    Teacher: Mr. Kohm

    Proposed program specials: Students will visit financial organizations: banks, stock brokers, IRS or AZ Department of Revenue. Encourage student participation in the Fleisher Scholar Program and Accounting Career Awareness Program at WP Carey School of Business. Develop partnership with WP Carey Accounting Department.

    • FBLA student organization
    • Field Trips: ASU WP Carey School of Business, Accountancy department
    • FBLA competitions at Regional, State, and National levels.
    • Company Tours:  REI, Amazon, IRS, State of AZ (planned)

     Business Operations (BOSAS) 1-2, 3-4

    Students learn business operations, including planning, organizing, researching, directing and controlling organizations. Students develop leadership and interpersonal skills, technical knowledge and skills associated with the functions of business.

    DUAL credit: earn up to 3 credit hours of business through Gateway CC.

    Teacher: Mr. Skiotes

    • FBLA student organization
    • Field Trips: W P Carey School of Business, ASU, Hermanas Design Your Future STEM
    • FBLA competitions at Regional, State, and National levels.
    • Winners: Website Design, Mobile Application Production, Job Interview, American Enterprise Project, Local Annual Chapter Report, E-Business
    • Student Trips: New York City, Atlanta, Disney (Anaheim & Orlando), & Hawaii
    • Scholarships: ASU, NAU, U of A, and Bowdoin

    Marketing 1-2, 3-4

    Students learn marketing, selling, and entrepreneurship concepts and skills needed in selling products and services and in starting and running a business. Distribution, management, promotion, and purchasing are just some of the many business concepts that will be taught.

    Students who complete the two-year program sequence waive the Economics graduation requirement.

    Teacher: Mr. Shabazz

    • DECA student organization
    • Students in the 3-4 course manage the North High DECA store.
    • Field Trips: DigiGurlz Microsoft Event, DECA Leadership Summit, Career Expo, DECA Fall Leadership Conference, Western Region Leadership Conference
    • DECA Competitions at Regional, State, and National levels. Numerous winners
    • Scholarships: Multiple Scholarship opportunities just for being a Marketing/DECA Student
    • DECA Field Experiences: New York City (2018), Disneyland/Universal Studios (2017, 2019), Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Orlando, San Diego, etc...