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What Can North Penn Do For You; Business

In this installment of “What Can North Penn Do For You”, we take an in-depth look into what North Penn can do for students interested in Business.
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BOVELL AND HIS BUSINESS ADMIN. STUDENTS: Mr. Edward Bovell (seen above) teaching his seniors chapter 16 of the business administration course, Culture in Business.

Are you an underclassman at North Penn High School? Are you interested in pursuing a degree or career in the field of Business? Don’t know how to move forward? North Penn’s course and club offerings are available to you!

The Knight Crier is running a recurring feature on specific classes, clubs, and people to reach out to help students achieve their career goals after high school. In this installment, we will cover what opportunities North Penn has to offer for students interested in the various fields of Business.


AP Classes:

AP Calculus AB + BC, both year long Calculus-based courses that include a deep study of limits, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions and techniques of integration. It is assumed that students taking this course have a complete mastery of Precalculus mathematics.

AP Statistics, A year long, language-based course that teaches students important skills such as: collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from given data. Students will be exposed to four major themes consisting of exploring data, experimental design, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. 

AP Microeconomics (semester 1), studies the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets and includes the study of factor markets and the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.

AP Macroeconomics (semester 2),  A year-long course, Macroeconomics studies the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. It places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price determination and also develops students’ familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth, and international economics. (Note both the AP Economics courses are combined into the same academic school year).

AP US Government (Seniors only), The AP U.S. Government course explores the political theory and everyday practice that direct the daily operations of the United States government and shape its public policies. 


Elective Courses

Math Applications is a year-long dual enrollment elective that is designed for students who may be interested in majors related to liberal arts, social science, humanities, secondary education, and communications. It stresses mathematical applications from linear programming, probability and statistics, and at least one of the following topics: matrix algebra, game theory, graph theory, mathematics of finance, and the computer with applications.

Financial Applications with Technology, is a year-long elective that focuses on topics connecting math with business that is highly relevant in today’s world. Topics that will be covered but are not limited to include Math Functions, Fractions, Percents, Payroll, Taxes and Insurance, Trade/Cash/Series Discounts, Markup/Markdown, Simple/Compound Interest Consumer Credit, Mortgages, Annuities, Stocks, Bonds, Depreciation, Financial Statements, and Business Statistics.

Business Administration (Seniors only), this dual-enrollment elective is designed to present up-to-date, realistic information about American business to all students but especially those who are considering a Business major. Some of the topics covered include business organization, financial resources, international business, the stock market, entrepreneurship, labor/management relations, banking services, and legal regulations. Resource people, exploratory projects, computerized simulations, and videos are used to reinforce the ideas and concepts presented in this course. Students may visit a successful business operation.

Accounting 1 & 2, are the accounting courses that introduce the students to modern accounting principles, students learn to interpret financial statements and records, use accounting software, and learn to master accounting procedures. (Note, Accounting 2 is a Dual-enrollment course).



FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), Is the largest business and technical career-oriented organization in the world, each year the organization helps prepare over 230,000 students to find their way in orienting the business world and providing an experience in the field of business to students involved.

Investment Club “The club was formed by a group of students who were interested in investing and the strategies behind it. It’s a unique opportunity for students interested in investing to connect,” Maurer explained.


People to contact!

Mr. Gustav Maurer (Social Studies Department Teacher and Former Advisor of Investment Club) | [email protected] 

Having been a part of the North Penn School District for 24 years, and a part of North Penn High School for 19 years, the enthusiastic Social Studies teacher tries to “lecture as little as possible” and keep students attentive during classes such as AP Economics and US history.


Mr. Ken Mclarnon (Business Department Teacher and FBLA advisor) | [email protected]

Graduated from Temple University in 1998 with a degree in Career and Technical education. He is currently a Business Education teacher at North Penn High School and the current FBLA advisor at the high school.

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