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Business Department Courses

Graduation Information
Students may use a 5-credit Business sequence to fulfill graduation requirements. A Business sequence will satisfy option #2 (5 CTE units) for the Advanced Regents Diploma. Colleges and employers know that a student with this sequence has mastered many of the skills required for success in the business world. See your school counselor for more information on graduation requirements.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Certification
The Northport High School Business Department offers two CTE pathways:

  • Business Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing & Merchandising

Students who complete all the requirements for a CTE pathway will receive a CTE credential on their high school diploma. Students with a CTE credential are able to show colleges and employers they have taken rigorous business courses and have participated in work-related experiences in high school.

Academy of Finance
The Academy of Finance Program is a distinguished level National Academy Foundation program. Students take three years of business courses in which they can earn college credits, participate in job shadow days, learn industry knowledge from guest speakers, engage in a mentor program, participate in resume workshops, learn interviewing skills and receive a paid summer internship. Students apply in 9th grade for the program, which spans 10th grade to 12th grade.

College Level / IB Courses

The Business Department offers a wide variety of higher level courses which accelerate student learning beyond the average high school curriculum. Successful completion of Business Department higher level coursework prepares students for the
challenges of college and careers and gives them an academic advantage over their peers.

Business Honor Society
The Business Honor Society recognizes those students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in three or more Business courses, with a minimum average of 90% in each course. Students excel in character, leadership, and service. Business Honor Society participates in a wide range of civic and social activities, including fundraising and volunteering. There is a mandatory six-hour community service requirement per year. Applications, transcripts and teacher recommendations will be evaluated and should be submitted prior to the completion of
the third course. 

DECA is a business club of high school and college students studying various business fields such as marketing, management, entrepreneurship and finance. DECA students compete against students from other high schools in New York and across the nation in various business-related
competitions. DECA students develop leadership and business skills necessary for success in our fast-paced business world.

The Business Department Courses can be found in the Course Catalog