• Computer Science and Business Pathway 

    The Computer Science and Business pathway are designed for students that have an interest in programming, website design, computer technologies and/or marketing, finance, business law, and accounting. The curriculum in the pathway program will expose students to multiple programming languages over the course of their high school careers including Visual Basic, CSS, HTML, Javascript, Python and Java and prepare them for college and careers in this field.  The Business curriculum also increases students' awareness and skills and focuses on college and career readiness.  Many assessments will be project-based and adapted to student interests within this pathway.

     Business and Computer Science Pathway Requirements

    In order to complete the Business and Computer Science Pathway, students must accumulate a minimum of 20 points as described below:   

    • A minimum of 2.5 points from Business and Marketing* (1 credit = 1 point)
    • A minimum of 10 points from Computer Science* (1 credit = 1 point)
    • A minimum of 2.5 points from Finance and Economics* (1 credit = 1 point)
    • A minimum of 5 points from Business/CS-related extracurricular activities. 
    • An internship or other capstone project is required to complete the pathway and will earn 2 points.

      *Courses that apply to more than one concentration can only be used to fulfill one concentration requirement.


    Course & Extracurricular Options

    Topic Area 1
    BUSINESS AND MARKETING

    Topic Area 2
    COMPUTER SCIENCE

    Topic Area 3
    FINANCE AND ECONOMICS

    • Accounting I
    • Accounting Principles
    • Fundamentals of Banking
    • Marketing
    • DECA 1, 2, 3
    • Business & Personal Law
    • Business & Personal Law II
    • Business Management
    • Financial Management
    • Computer Science Gaming
    • Computer Aided Modeling
    • Innovative Product Design
    • Graphic Design I
    • Graphic Design II
    • Electronic Imaging
    • Intro to Computer Science
    • Computer Science I
    • Computer Science II
    • Computer Science Gaming
    • Computer Science (AP)
    • Computer Science Principles (AP)
    • Web Design

     

     

     

     

    • Economics 
    • Global Economy 
    • Accounting I
    • Accounting Principles
    • DECA 1, 2, 3
    • Fundamentals of Banking
    • Financial Management
    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Mathematic Modeling
    • Introduction to Mathematics Modeling and Discrete Mathematics

     

     

    EXTRACURRICULAR OPTIONS

    • Summer Job in a related field 
    • DECA (compete in district, state or nationals during the year, max 1 point per year) 
    • EdX or equivalent content-related course with approval (no more than 2 per year)
    • Independent projects outside of coursework with approval
    • Internship in a related field

     

    Members of the Class of 2021 and beyond who are interested in this pathway should sign up for one of these electives:

    Introduction to Computer Science (HALF YEAR, 2.5 credits, CP only)

    Introduction to Computer Science offers a unique opportunity for 9th graders to learn programming and website development. This course will have a heavy focus on coding and developing applications and games to prepare you for the Computer Science field which is growing significantly every year.
     
    Computer Science I : Business Applications and Technologies (fulfills DECA requirement) - (FULL YEAR, 5 credits, CP and Honors)
    Explore the World Wide Web to find out what new technology is in store for the future. Create cartoon and graphic animations with Animation Shop. Spend time using your creative minds to develop eye-catching commercials with iMovie and Final Cut, the same software used for our morning announcements. Learn how to make visually appealing applications and games with Visual Basic. Set your sights high by developing and displaying your web pages for the entire world to see in learning how to code HTML just like a professional.
     
    For more information on some other courses that can be applied toward the academic component please browse the list below.  
     

Courses

  • Program of Studies

    • 1.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Accounting I: The Accounting Cycle
      • 5521
      • This course provides excellent preparation for college accounting courses. The complete accounting cycle is taught in this course including special journals; ledgers and financial statements for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. High performing students in this course have secured internships with local businesses through instructor recommendation. This course fulfills a one year Mathematics requirement.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • CP
      • Computer Science
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 2.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Accounting Principles
      • 5541
      • This course provides an understanding of basic accounting principles. Topics include: scope and uses of accounting; the theory and use of accounts, and the recording of business transactions; the purpose and structure of financial statements; plant asset depreciation and disposition; intangible assets; payrolls; bond and stock issuances, and other stock transactions. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II. Fulfills one year of Mathematics requirement.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • H
      • Computer Science
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 3.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science I : Business Applications and Technologies (CP)
      • 5811
      • A course designed to explore a number of new and innovative technologies used in Business and Computer Science. Create cartoon and graphic animations with Animation Shop. Learn how to make visually appealing applications and games with Code.org, Python, Visual Basic, etc.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 9,10,11,12
      • CP
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 4.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science I : Business Applications and Technologies (H)
      • 5812
      • A course designed to explore a number of new and innovative technologies used in Business and Computer Science. Create cartoon and graphic animations with Animation Shop. Learn how to make visually appealing applications and games with Code.org, Python, Visual Basic, etc.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 9,10,11,12
      • H
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 5.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science II: Coding and App Development (CP)
      • 5821
      • Students will gain programming and design skills within the Code.org environment. Web programming, App development and Video Game design. Additional requirements for Honors Level.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 10,11,12
      • CP
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 6.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science II: Coding and App Development (H)
      • 5822
      • Students will gain programming and design skills within the Code.org environment. Web programming, App development and Video Game design. Additional requirements for Honors Level.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 10,11,12
      • H
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 7.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science - Gaming & Industry
      • 5851
      • This course explores game programming and will cover many different game genres including action and adventure, first person, sports, and multiplayer games. It will explore the different types of roles in the game development process from the design phase to technical programming. Students will work independently as well as in team settings to complete major game projects throughout the year utilizing various game development software.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • CP
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 8.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science - Gaming & Industry
      • 5852
      • This course explores game programming and will cover many different game genres including action and adventure, first person, sports, and multiplayer games. It will explore the different types of roles in the game development process from the design phase to technical programming. Students will work independently as well as in team settings to complete major game projects throughout the year utilizing various game development software.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • H
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 9.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Global Economy & International Business
      • 5421
      • This course examines the impact that global cultures and government has on international business from the United States’ point of view. The expansion of United States’ businesses to foreign markets will be analyzed along with the barriers to importing and exporting products abroad. International cultures will be examined as they relate to international marketing and the need for American products to adapt if they wish to be successful.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • CP
      • CCC, Computer Science, Global
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 10.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Global Economy & International Business
      • 5441
      • This course examines the impact that global cultures and government has on international business from the United States; point of view. The expansion of United States businesses to foreign markets will be analyzed along with the barriers to importing and exporting products abroad. International cultures will be examined as they relate to international marketing and the need for American products to adapt if they wish to be successful.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • H
      • CCC, Computer Science, Global
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 11.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • DECA 1: Introduction to Business
      • 5533
      • DECA I is an introductory course for students interested in learning about business activities. They will develop business vocabulary and problem-solving skills in the areas of marketing, finance, administration, entrepreneurship and hospitality/tourism. A major component of the course is completing and practicing DECA role plays and case studies according to the DECA H.S. Competitive Events standards. This course is highly recommended for H.S. students who plan on competing in the DECA Club.
      • Half Year - 2.5 credits
      • 9, 10, 11, 12
      • H
      • Computer Science
      • All Years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 12.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Marketing
      • 5534
      • This Marketing course is designed to serve as an introduction to the basic principles of marketing and the application of these practices. This course is conducted through lecture, engaging activities, group paced instruction, and hands-on practice. For the final project students will prepare a professional marketing plan proposal. This course also integrates experiential learning with the Masco Variety School Store. This honors course includes an additional project each quarter.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 10,11,12
      • H
      • Media & Communications, Computer Science, STEAM, Visual & Performing Arts
      • All Years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 13.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • DECA 2: Innovation, Leadership & Communication
      • 5535
      • This course emphasizes the principles of human relations, leadership, and business communication. Students will work with groups within Masco and beyond. Students will engage in business ventures, community service, projects and presentations. They will use learned business concepts and apply them in real world business situations. Students will exhibit their understanding of the curriculum at the District 3 DECA competition. Activities may take place during evenings and weekends.
      • Half Year - 2.5 credits
      • 10,11,12
      • H
      • All Years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 14.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • DECA 3: Advanced Entrepreneurial Studies
      • 5536
      • This advanced course explores entrepreneurship and its societal impact, emphasizing decision-making and problem-solving. Topics include opportunity recognition, economic models, value creation, and key entrepreneurial concepts. The project-based curriculum covers business models, risk and financial management, advocacy, and organizational creation. Students showcase their understanding at the District 3/State DECA competitions, with some activities happening on evenings/weekends.
      • No course prerequisites, but DECA Club participation is required to take this course. Admittance into this course is contingent upon a personal interview with, and approval of, the DECA 3 teacher.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 11, 12
      • H
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 15.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Fundamentals of Banking
      • 5551
      • The course will provide students with an overview of the history and purpose of banking. The focus will be on how banking institutions serve individuals, businesses and government. A partnership between the Masconomet Business Department and the Institutions for Savings exists to train students for the banking and finance industry. Students may have opportunities to work as bank tellers and customer service representatives at the school's branch office.
      • Admittance in to this course is contingent upon a personal interview with, and approval of, the banking teacher.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • CP
      • Computer Science
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 16.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Fundamentals of Banking
      • 5553
      • The course will provide students with an overview of the history and purpose of banking. The focus will be on how banking institutions serve individuals, businesses and government. A partnership between the Masconomet Business Department and the Institutions for Savings exists to train students for the banking and finance industry. Students may have opportunities to work as bank tellers and customer service representatives at the school's branch office.
      • Admittance in to this course is contingent upon a personal interview with, and approval of, the banking teacher.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 11, 12
      • H
      • Computer Science
      • All Years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 17.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Marketing
      • 5554
      • This Marketing course is designed to serve as an introduction to the basic principles of marketing and the application of these practices. This course is conducted through lecture, engaging activities, group paced instruction, and hands-on practice. Students will prepare a professional marketing plan proposal.For the final project students will prepare a professional marketing plan proposal. This course also integrates experiential learning with the Masco Variety School Store.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 10,11,12
      • CP
      • Media & Communications, Computer Science, STEAM, Visual & Performing Arts
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 18.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Business & Personal Law
      • 5621
      • This introductory course imparts knowledge of business law and its impact on businesses, communities, families, and individuals. Units cover Basics of Law, Business Organizations, Contract Law, and Law of Sales. Topics include civil and criminal law, focusing on consumer, employment, and property law. Students showcase understanding through various assessments such as presentations, readings, notes, worksheets, group/individual projects, and open-note reviews.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 10,11,12
      • CP
      • CCC, Computer Science
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 19.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Business Management - Sport & Entertainment Marketing
      • 5622
      • The purpose of this course is to present the student with a solid foundation about what business is, how it operates, and how it is managed. Specific topics include the characteristics of business, forms of ownership, management functions, and production and marketing management. Using virtual simulations, students will learn about sport and entertainment marketing and management. High performing students will have secured internships with local businesses through instructor recommendation.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • CP
      • CCC, Computer Science
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 20.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Business & Personal Law
      • 5623
      • This introductory course imparts knowledge of business law and its impact on businesses, communities, families, and individuals. Units cover Basics of Law, Business Organizations, Contract Law, and Law of Sales. Topics include civil and criminal law, focusing on consumer, employment, and property law. Students showcase understanding through various assessments such as presentations, readings, notes, worksheets, and group/individual projects. Each quarter includes an honors assignment.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 10,11,12
      • H
      • CCC, Computer Science
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 21.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Business & Personal Law II
      • 5624
      • Business and Personal Law II can be a sequential course to Business and Personal Law I, but not required. This course covers relevant topics in civil and criminal law as it relates to consumer, employment and property law. Students will develop a critical eye for the legal contractual process. There are no prerequisites for this course.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 10,11,12
      • CP
      • CCC, Computer Science
      • Not being offered in 2024-2025
      • A1,A2,A3,A4,S2,C1,C3
    • 22.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Business Management - Sport & Entertainment Marketing
      • 5631
      • The purpose of this course is to present the student with a solid foundation about what business is, how it operates, and how it is managed. Specific topics include the characteristics of business, forms of ownership, management functions, and production and marketing management. Using virtual simulations, students will learn about sport and entertainment marketing and management. High performing students will have secured internships with local businesses through instructor recommendation.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 11, 12
      • H
      • CCC, Computer Science
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 23.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Business & Personal Law II
      • 5635
      • Business and Personal Law II can be a sequential course to Business and Personal Law I, but not required. This course covers relevant topics in civil and criminal law as it relates to consumer, employment and property law. Students will develop a critical eye for the legal contractual process. There are no prerequisites for this course. Each quarter will include an additional assignment/project or case studies (up to 2 total).
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • H
      • CCC, Computer Science
      • Not being offered in 2024-2025
      • A1,A2,A3,A4,S2,C1,C3
    • 24.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Financial Management
      • 5711
      • Each year thousands of college students graduate with credit card and student loan debt.The average student loan debt in 2018 is $33,654. Financial Management teaches students the practical facts they need before entering college or the working world. Students will learn to how to create and manage a budget, protect their credit, and manage a bank account.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • CP
      • Computer Science
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 25.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Financial Management
      • 5731
      • Each year thousands of college students graduate with credit card and student loan debt. The average student loan debt in 2018 is $33,654. Financial Management teaches students the practical facts they need before entering college or the working world. Students will learn to how to create and manage a budget, protect their credit, and manage a bank account.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 11, 12
      • H
      • Computer Science
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3