• Mission: To offer inspiration through advanced instruction and authentic experiences.


    Instructor: (Mr.) Odiah, Hilary  B.Sc.(Ed)., M.Ed.

    Email me at hilary.odiah@henry.k12.ga.us. Please allow 24 hours for a response.

    Conferences can be scheduled via the counselors between 7:45 and 8:15 am.



    Introduction to Business & Technology is the foundational course for the Entrepreneurship pathway. The course provides an overview of business and technology skills required for today's business environment. Knowledge of business principles, the impact of financial decisions, and technology proficiencies demanded by business combine to establish the elements of this course. Emphasis is placed on developing proficient fundamental business skills required for all career pathways. Students will learn essentials for working in a business environment, managing a business, and owning

    a business. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information-based society. Students will not only understand the concepts but apply their knowledge to situations and defend their actions/decisions/choices through the knowledge and skills acquired in this course. 


    Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the Course Standards to demonstrate the skills required by Business and Industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the Employability Skills Standards and Content Standards for this course.


    In addition to these overviews above, various forms of technologies will be highlighted to expose students to the emerging technologies impacting the business world. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are taught in this course as a foundational knowledge to prepare students to be College and Career Ready. Introduction to Business & Technology is a course that is appropriate for all high school students.

    Course Objectives


    AAS associates will:

    • Demonstrate industry-recognized employability skills.
    • Apply technology as a tool to increase productivity to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate documents.  
    • Analyze and integrate leadership skills and management functions within the business environment.
    • Demonstrate understanding of the concept of marketing and its importance to business ownership.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship through recognizing a business opportunity, how to start a business based on the recognized opportunity, and basics of how to operate and maintain that business.  
    • Understand, interpret, and use accounting principles to make financial decisions.
    • Develop effective money management strategies and understand the role and functions of financial institutions.
    • Research and interpret the various risks involved in operating a business while determining the role of insurance for a business.  
    • Examine basic human resources and the legal aspects of a business while incorporating the methods into business practices.

    Required Supplies

    • Fully charged Chromebook
    • Chromebook charger
    • One Note Book
    • Writing utensil
    • Eraser


    Expectations for Academic Success

    • Attend class daily.
    • Be prepared for class.
    • Follow all classroom rules.
    • Respect yourself and others.
    • Ask questions.
    • Students should actively engage in note taking.
    • Assignments should not be turned in late.
    • No coming to class late.
    • No cell phone use in the classroom.
    • No AirPods/ Earphones/ Headphones
    • Contribute new ideas.
    • Actively participate in class activities.
    • Work hard, and give your best effort.
    • No food or drink in the classroom with the exception of water.

    Grade Calculation


    Summative Assessments = 60%

    Formative Assessments = 40%

    • Authentic learning projects, exams, presentations, essays, labs
    • Practice Work: classwork, homework, quizzes, labs, employability skills

    Culminating Final Exam/Project

    All courses will have a culminating exam or project that assesses associate learning of the semester’s course content. This exam/project will be 20% of the overall course grade.

    Make-up Work

    It is the student’s responsibility, not the teacher’s, to make arrangements for make-up work.  Teacher will work with the student to ensure make up is done.  Students are allowed to make-up work for excused absences only, and it is their responsibility to get make-up work the first day they return. For each day that a student is absent, he or she has the same number of days to complete make-up work. Anything else will result in a missing grade in the gradebook.   Please, always talk to the teacher and work with the teacher to ensure all make-up work is correctly and successfully done.

    Late Work Policy


    All assignments are due and must be submitted on or before the due date.  Any assignment turned in after the due date will receive no grade, except if there was a genuine reason granted by the teacher prior to the late submission.  Meaning, if you know you are going to turn in any late assignment/quizzes/project/classwork, you will have to let the teacher know through e-mail and the teacher will grant you permission, otherwise you will receive no grade.  Please, always communicate with the teacher to ensure he/she is carried along.

    Employability/Soft Skills


    School Wide Activities:

    • Dress for Success Days
    • Network Luncheon
    • Mock Interviews
    • Field Trip

    The dates for the activities will be provided by the Admin. Team.

    Career and Technical Student Organization [CTSOs]


    In addition to course integration, we will have a once-per-month activity schedule where associates will have an opportunity to participate in their CTSOs.  They will have the opportunity to be part of a symposium where a guest speaker or an expert teacher will present topics on secrets of successful business, cybersecurity in business, secrets of successful entrepreneurs, the secret of marketing, international trade etc.


    Students are also expected to participate in a question and answer competition.  Prizes will be won and an award will be given to the best student and runner-up.

    Signature Sheet
    Directions: Please complete, sign, and return to Mrs. King.
    I have read the syllabus for Intro to Business and Technology and understand the course rules and policies.
    Student Name (Printed): ______________________________________________________ Class Period: ____________
    Student Signature: ______________________________________________________________ Date: _______________
    Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________________________________________ Date: _______________