My Finance Class

Welcome to My Finance Class, the official website for Financial Services and BPA at Northwest High School.




Your first step toward a successful future in business & finance starts right here ...




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Strategic Entrepreneurship & Financial Accounting

  "Financial Services Juniors" consists of two courses: Strategic Entrepreneurship and Financial Accounting. Throughout the first year of the program, FSJ students discover what makes a company successful ... and learn how to start, manage, and grow their own successful businesses.












Financial Services Juniors


10pts daily, due by the end of class.

Every day, class will start with a "Question of the Day". You should do your best to write a complete response (25 word minimum) to the question and EMAIL it to me. If you aren't sure about what to write, please ask! No credit will be given for late QODs, unless you were absent that day.


WEEK 19 & 20

Thursday, January 3: Less than 4 weeks to prepare for competitions … what are YOU going to do to get ready?

Friday, January 4: It’s day 2 of competition prep! How is prep going so far? What is your objective for today? 

Monday, January 7: Today is the third BPA Prep Day, so you should have a pretty good handle on your competitions by now. How would you describe your event(s) to a friend?

Tuesday, January 8: Today is our first BPA 2Tuesday of 2019. We’re going to continue competition prep and revisit Torch Awards today. How much progress did you make before? What’s your goal for today?

Wednesday, January 9: Today is our fourth BPA Prep Day. What are 3 things you’ll do today to get prepared for battle …?

Thursday, January 10: Today is our 5th BPA Prep Day … tested competitions start in less than 3 weeks!!! What’s one thing that you still need to get started on today?

Friday, January 11: Today is our LAST BPA Prep Day until competition week. Make a prediction: how are you going to do on your competitions? Why?



Monday, January 14: What is ACCOUNTING? Why is it helpful to know a little about accounting, even if you aren’t going to be an accountant?

Tuesday, January 15: Why is it important for all businesses to record their business transactions in the same way? Who does this help?

Wednesday, January 16: What are the three main financial statements that businesses must prepare? What does each one tell you about a business?

Thursday, January 17



100pts weekly, due by Sunday at midnight.

Every week, you will be responsible for finding a recent news article which relates to a relevant business, finance, or entrepreneurship topic. The criteria include:

  • A 250 word paragraph that (1) summarizes your article, (2) explains how it relates to class, and (3) provides your own personal reflections on the topic.
  • Typed in MS Word or Google Docs and attached to an email.
  • Use MLA format for the paper and cite your source.
  • No credit will be given if your current event does not meet all of these criteria.

Example of Current Event in MLA Format



Yahoo Business: //

CNN Money: //

Fox Business:

NBC Business:

ABC Business: //

CBS MoneyWatch:


Fast Company:



Young Entrepreneur:

Wall Street Cheat Sheet: // 

Tax Information for Students (Resource): // 

Ohio Society of CPAs: 

American Institute of CPAs: 



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Copies of the syllabus, weekly sheets, worksheets, and handouts can be downloaded in PDF format below.


FSJ Syllabus 2018-19

FSJ Guide & Forms 2018-19

FSJ Weekly Sheet 19 20

FSJ Weekly Sheet 21



The Accounting Equation

Sorting Out Business Transactions

I Drew It Myself

Jim's Lawn Care Revisited

Mindy the Matchmaker





Kaleb Amofa 
Kaleb Amofa
Milli Boni 
Milli Boni
Isaiah Shields 
Isaiah Shields