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“I know I made the right decision joining this class and becoming part of the Financial Services family. I’m excited for the next step of my life and will never forget my experiences from this class.” 

Noah Calvin, 2023

“We are the elite. We show that everywhere we go like in Columbus or at football games. It was always FS students in charge of the student section and captains of their respective teams. You have so many athletes and talented people in your class. We are destined to be great and you helped us get there.”

Angel Soriano, 2022

"Financial Services has done more to prepare me for the real world than any other class I’ve taken in my high school career. It taught me to leave my comfort zone, and to chase my dreams and aspirations, and how to not accidentally commit tax fraud."

Brandon Dickey, 2021

"It is a blessing to have you as a teacher at Northwest, giving so many of us opportunities to meet business owners, have dinner with CEOs, learn banking this early in life, intern, and get access to several colleges and their business programs."

Carleigh Boyd, 2020

"This is the best class ever and I definitely recommend it to others because it gives you so many tools that you can use in life."

Jaiden Wesley, 2019

“When I look back on high school and this class, I’ll know that I was part of a family, a family that learned and grew together during an important time in all of our lives. And the best part is … I’ve finally learned my future”

Ean Moeller, 2018
“My first days of Financial Services were very exciting as I thought about all the cool and awesome things that I would do … and I was not disappointed. This year in Financial Services has been a great one!”
James Russell, 2017
“This class has been useful in so many ways and I can’t wait to see how much Financial Services will impact me later in life.”
 Marisa Fears, 2016
“My journey in Financial Services this year has been extraordinary. I loved every second of it.”
 Alyssa Mueller, 2015
“The past two years in FS have been the best two years that I could ever ask for. I’ve learned a lot about myself, and found the drive that I’ve been looking for all my life to not only succeed as a student, but to find a direction in my life …”
  Gage Smith, 2014

“Financial Services is something that I will remember for the rest of my life because of the impact that it has made on me. It is something that I recommend to any sophomore because it is such an enriching and influential program."

Kenny Merchant, 2013
“I will never forget Financial Services. One day when I accomplish my lifetime goals, I will look back and say BPA, Financial Services, and Mr. Clark helped to make this happen.”
Jason Sorn, 2014
“I will never forget Financial Services. Mr. Clark is probably the coolest teacher I know, all my classmates are just plain funny, and the class overall was great.”
 Emani Thompson, 2015
“Thanks to Financial Services, I am accepted into one of the best business schools in the country, I know I want to study finance, and I know exactly what I want to do in life. I am forever grateful for this class and to Mr. Clark.”
Mason Faucett, 2016
“I had a great time in Financial Services junior year. I learned so many things in FS, from saving money and investing, to being an entrepreneur and building a business. All the memories in this class cannot be replaced.”
Jason Hogeback, 2017

“As my senior year in FS comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on everything I’ve learned: Mr. Clark hates popcorn, I’m surprisingly good at accounting but not at math class, I need to get a beanbag couch, and of course, the actual life lessons about finance that I will take with me and use for the rest of my life.”

Megan Baker, 2018

"Thank you so much for the past two years Clark. You are truly the GOAT!"

Katelyn Gerde, 2019

"I’m always going to miss the days when we would all meet up at the tables to do fun crazy projects, or the days when we would sit at tables and make towers or funny business ideas the entire class would find hilarious."

Milli Boni, 2020

"We created some of the best memories of high school … inside jokes, field trips, secrets, deep conversations, and lots of Ramen are just a few of the things Financial Services students get to experience together."

Ana Lu Gehner, 2021

“Mr. Clark has endless stories and life lessons to tell you. He is probably the wisest person I've ever met. When you ask for his opinion it is always honest. Definitely the best class and teacher I ever had.”

Myles Blackwell, 2022

“I have met so many wonderful, grateful, loving, caring, unforgettable people and I will truly remember my time in Financial Services for a lifetime to come.” 

Sierra Goldick, 2023

“My favorite things about this class are the people and the teacher. Honestly, I’ve never actual liked a teacher until I met Clark!” 

Jaydin Hagans, 2022

“Mr. Clark is the only teacher at this school that I can relate to and the teacher that is the funniest human being in the entire world. Thank you for giving me this opportunity and making me who I am today!”

Andy Fishburn, 2021

"My journey through Financial Services has been a great journey. I have met some really good people, and learned a lot of great things about life. Financial services will always be my favorite class."

Michael Cordray, 2020

"Taking this class has helped to transform me into a better person who knows how to take on real-world problems."

Da'Quann Price, 2019

“Mr. Clark is the best teacher I’ve NEVER had! Thank you for taking me in like one of your own, allowing me to go on numerous trips, and treating me like part of the FS family.”

Kieron Harrell, 2018

“When I found out I was accepted into Financial Services, I had no idea what to expect. This class quickly became one of the best decisions I have made and I couldn’t stand missing a day of school because I thought I would miss something important.”

Noah Sammons, 2017
“My journey through Financial Services is something that I will remember forever. I have gained friends, made memories, and made my parents proud of me. This is definitely a class that I wouldn’t be able to forget.”
Michelle Chau, 2016
“Throughout my Financial Services experience, I have made so many memories while in class, at BPA events, and volunteering at KCU.”
 Deja Martin, 2015
“Financial Services has brought me so many memories and I would recommend it to anybody interested in business.”
Sterling Clark, 2014
“My Financial Services journey has been nothing but incredible. From the day that I got accepted into the program to the day I graduated, I have enjoyed every minute of this experience.”
 Danielle Johnson, 2013

Join the Team

Thanks for your interest in Financial Services. If you’ve ever visited our classroom, you probably noticed that Financial Services offers a truly unique atmosphere. Students have fun, while challenging themselves to learn about exciting business and finance concepts. This college-prep program fits into almost any schedule, complements your advanced, honors, and AP courses, and looks attractive on any college application. Financial Services is honors weighted, or you can choose to take it for college credit through CCP (AP weighted). 

Financial Services students explore topics such as Economics, International Business, Banking, Insurance, Real Estate, Investments, Business Law, and Entrepreneurship … plus they investigate college and career choices, and work extensively with computer applications. Whether you’re thinking about majoring in business in college, hoping to start your own business someday, or just looking for a different kind of elective, you can benefit from being part of this program. 

FS on the Field

Financial Services is a college-prep program for students who are looking for an exciting and challenging way to explore the world of business and finance. As a student in Financial Services, you will ...

  • discover what makes a business successful.
  • learn how to start and grow your own business.
  • explore interesting material in a fast-paced, interactive environment.
  • improve your communication skills, build your leadership abilities, and develop strategies for working successfully in teams.
  • become experienced in all of the latest technology applications used in business today.
  • be prepared for a successful transition to many exciting college majors and careers.
Meet New People!


Financial Services makes you stand out on your college applications! Many high achieving students, like you, are spending a lot of time thinking about what they can do to get into the very best college possible. There is no doubt that being admitted to a good college requires you to stand out from your peers. You may also be exploring what you want to study and what career path will satisfy you personally and professionally. Standing out on your college application and gaining a firmer grasp on your future path are among the many important benefits of being in Financial Services.

Have Fun While Learning!


Financial Services offers a truly unique atmosphere. Students learn interesting material in a fast-paced, interactive environment. Teamwork, effective communication techniques, and time management skills are learned through extensive involvement in classroom projects and activities. Students gain valuable leadership skills and have the opportunity to compete at regional, state and national levels as members of Business Professionals of America. And most importantly, Financial Services prepares students for a successful transition to many exciting college majors and careers.

Possible College Majors
International Business
Information Technology
Hospitality & Tourism
Real Estate

Possible Careers

Stock Broker
Investment Banker
Financial Analyst
Insurance Agent
Money Manager

Market Madness

Earn up to 9 college credits through our College Credit Plus partnerships. In addition, Financial Services is a College Tech Prep course with college articulation agreements through Ohio College Tech Prep. This means that students have the opportunity to earn college credit and/or place out of introductory business classes at several area colleges.

Thanksgiving Feast

Get involved in our student organization … build leadership skills, compete, travel to conferences, and start networking. Students enrolled in Financial Services automatically become members of Business Professionals of America. BPA is a national organization for students interested in pursuing futures in business. Nationwide, BPA has more than 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters across 25 states and Puerto Rico. Being part of BPA will be one of the most rewarding aspects of your business class.

Pumpkin Carving

Gain valuable work experience by volunteering as a teller at the Knights Credit Union during lunch. The students who work in the KCU branch have the opportunity to experience the financial services profession first hand, by opening accounts, assisting students with their banking transactions, and providing personal financial education to their fellow students at Northwest. Some of these students also have the ability to work at the COPFCU branch after school and during the summer.  

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