Jean Schneider

Phone: 303-655-8864

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Degrees and Certifications:

Certified High School of Business Teacher Instructor - Front Range Community College B.S. Business Admin - Marketing M.Ed. Information Science PMP Certificate Change Management Certificate AVID Trained IB Trained

Jean Schneider

Welcome to the Business Department at Prairie View High School

We are a High School of Business (HSB) school offering a diverse program of business courses as well as business practicums and internships. Completing the High School of Business certificate program meets a students math and English demonstration for graduation. Students can also earn a Certificate of Business from Front Range Community College through this program.

Each High School of Business course is one semester in length. Courses 1-6 must be completed for graduation demonstration and certification.

Freshman Year - optional but recommended

Leadership - a project-based leadership course, develops student understanding and skills in such areas as communication skills, emotional intelligence, operations, and professional development. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the need for leadership skills. To encourage immediate implementation of leadership skills, Leadership utilizes an on-going service-learning project for course delivery and reinforcement. The course content is sequenced for students to identify, plan, implement, and evaluate a service-learning project based on the needs of their community/school. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. Formal reflection is an on-going component of the course.

Wealth Management - is an accelerated financial literacy course in which High School of Business™ students actively learn to manage and build personal wealth. Students develop an understanding of the relationship between economics and wealth management, set personal and financial goals, establish a personal budget, manage personal finances, explore methods of generating income, determine insurance needs, and acquire investing skills and knowledge. To demonstrate their mastery of such financial literacy skills and knowledge, students engage in an intensive project to educate those around them (e.g., fellow high school students, adult members of the community, etc.) about wealth management, its importance, and its impact upon a person’s overall success in life.

10th Grade - Required

Principles of Business* (course #1) - a project-based business course, develops student understanding and skills in such areas as business law, economics, financial analysis, human resources management, information management, marketing, operations, and strategic management. Through the use of three projects, students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the business world. They develop a business analysis report, conduct an environmental scan of the local business community, and investigate business activities. Current technology will be used to acquire information and to complete the projects. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. Formal reflection is an on-going component of the course.

Business Economics (course #2) - In Business Economics, a project-based business course, students expand their understanding that businesses are influenced by external factors that are often beyond their control. Consumer spending, government policies, economic conditions, legal issues, and global competition are addressed through practical, current applications to everyday societal and business life. Students develop their knowledge and skills in such areas as economics, entrepreneurship, and professional development.  Completing an Economics course is a graduation requirement. This course meets that requirement.

Junior Year - Required

Principles of Marketing* (course #3) - is a project-based business course that develops student understanding and skills in the functional areas of channel management, marketing-information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of each of the marketing activities.

Principles of Finance (course #4) - furthers student understanding of two specific business activities—accounting and finance—that were introduced in an earlier High School of Business™ course, Principles of Business. Through team activities and a semester-long corporate investment project, students make connections between accounting and finance. Students acquire an understanding of financial statements, calculate financial ratios, and make corporate financial management decisions based on their analysis of that financial data. In addition, students apply the concepts of operating and overhead costs, internal accounting controls, and budgets to their class business. Lastly, cost/benefit analysis is introduced as an element of financial planning and decision-making.

Marketing Practicum/School Store (optional/available for juniors and seniors only) - this workplace learning experience provides students the opportunity to learn cash management, inventory management, customer service and retail marketing skills. 

Senior Year - Required

Principles of Management* (course #5) - this 67½-to-90-hour project-based business course furthers student understanding of management and management functions. Through individual and team activities, students make connections between management and business success. A significant portion of the Principles of Management course is also devoted to in-depth planning and preparations necessary for successful operation.

Business Strategies (course #6) - which is the capstone course for the High School of Business™ program, develops student understanding and skills in such areas as business law, entrepreneurship, financial analysis, human resources management, and strategic management. By planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling business activities, students acquire a realistic understanding of what is required to open and successfully run a business. They develop a business plan; recruit, interview, select, and hire staff; supervise staff; control use of resources; and evaluate the results of the business effort. Throughout the course, students make decisions and use problem-solving skills. Formal reflection is an on-going component of the course.

Internship - All seniors in High Schools of Business must participate in an internship program. Students may choose first or second semester to participate. To learn more, click here.

Marketing Practicum/School Store (optional/available for juniors and seniors only) - this workplace learning experience provides students the opportunity to learn cash management, inventory management, customer service and retail marketing skills. 

*Courses with an asterisk can be taken as a concurrent enrollment course, which means it earns college credit through Front Range while taking the course at PVHS. Completing all 3 of the college business courses offered at PVHS earns a Certificate in Business from Front Range Community College.