Benson High School has had a very successful Accounting program over the past several years. Here are some of our accomplishments:
· This past year, a Benson High School Accounting student achieved a 1st Place Award in
Accounting 2 at the 2011 FBLA State Conference.
· In 2010 our Entrepreneurship Team placed 5th at the 2010 FBLA National Conference in
· For the past five years, a BHS Accounting student has received the Arizona Society of
Public Accountants High School Scholarship. Many have renewed/ expanded their
scholarship as they continued their accounting education
The Accounting Course Sequence is as follows:
· Business & Technology 1 (9th grade)
· Business & Technology 2 (10th grade)
· Accounting 1 (11th-12th Grade)
· Accounting 2 (12th Grade)
Accounting 1 (Cochise College Dual Credit Option - BUS 146)
Requirements: 11th –12th Grade
Year-Long Course: .5 - 1 Credit BHS - 3 Credits Cochise College
Course Prerequisite: Business & Technology 1 and Algebra II
Degree of Difficulty: High
Students considering a business degree in college should enroll in this class. This course covers the complete accounting cycle for a sole proprietorship and corporation. Topics include: analyzing and recording business transactions, completing financial statements, cash control and banking activities, payroll accounting, liabilities, profit/loss and taxes. Business simulations provide real world opportunities for students to keep accounting records for each type of business through an entire accounting cycle.Membership in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is highly encouraged.
Accounting 2 (Cochise College Reverse Credit Course - BUS 201)
Requirements: 12th Grade
Year-Long Course: 1 Credit BHS - 3 Credits Cochise College
Course Prerequisite: Accounting 1
Degree of Difficulty: Very High
This Cochise College course is online in the computer lab at BHS with support given by the BHS accounting teacher. An introductory course in gathering, recording and using the financial data of a business: the accounting cycle, debits and credits, classification of accounts, recording of transactions and preparation of financial statements for single proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Students will also complete a final simulation. Students taking this course must be enrolled for reverse-credit course with Cochise College. Membership in Future Business Leaders of America is highly encouraged. Students may choose to complete this online college course by the end of the first semester or may continue to learn advanced accounting taught by the BHS accounting teacher in the spring semester.