• School of Business/Human Services
     
    Vice Principal: Matthew Toews


    Business Services
    The School of Business offers an exciting and interactive educational opportunity that prepares students for further study in the areas of Business and Finance; Information Technology; Marketing, Sales, and Services; and Educational Services. The technology-intensive classes in the School of Business provide plenty of opportunities for hands-on instruction from highly qualified and professional faculty. Technology experiences for students include use of both Windows and Apple operating systems using the most current and popular computer software available.

    A major emphasis of the school is to help students to make a connection between their high school education and career goals. In addition to offering a course of study that satis­fies State content standards and graduation requirements, students can take advantage of internships, work experience, job shadowing skills training, and career explora­tion.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA (FBLA)

    This club boasts over 10,000 members statewide and is one of the fastest-growing in California. Madera South High School membership is 55-200 students per year. Club members make friends and compete in business-related skills applications against other high schools at regional, state and national competitions. They also participate in civic and community activities.

    BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS (MENTORS)

    Partners from local businesses regularly visit classrooms to assist us in creating an environment that closely simulates workplace behavior and performance expectations. These partners also provide students with performance incentives and workplace experiences that give students accurate information to use when making life choices.

    CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCTION (CTE) COURSES

    Students can take full advantage of an integrated curriculum that allows academic study combined with CTE applications. We are constantly upgrading our technology to reflect industry standards, train students for the business environment of today and tomorrow. Career-oriented courses include:

    STUDENT RECOGNITION/OPPORTUNITIES

    It is our privilege to provide arenas in which our students can be honored for their hard work and achievement:

    • A School of Business Student of the Month receives a plaque from the school
    • Students have the chance to showcase their skills through competition sponsored by FBLA and Career Skills Challenge.
    • Students have the opportunity to attend career days at regional colleges and participate in field trips to career related businesses and colleges.
    CAREER READINESS

    Specialized course units as well as co-curricular seminars equip students for the business world by teaching them how to complete applications, create resumes, and conduct themselves during job interviews.



    Some of the careers this school prepares students for include
    Graphic Artist Webpage Design
    Network Administrator Office Manager
    Small Business Owner Entrepreneur
    Marketing Accountant
    Computer Programmer Financial-Analyst
    Stockbroker Advertising
    Business Management Business Law
    Sales

    FBLA competitions that can assist in the pursuit of career opportunities:

    Webpage Design Accounting
    Intro to Business Business Math
    Keyboarding Business Law
    Desktop Publishing Entrepreneurship
    Job Seeking Production Typing
    Public Speaking Stock Investment
     
     
    Human Services

    The school of Human Services offers an exciting and interac­tive eduational opportunity that prepares students for further study in the area of Educational Services; Food/Housing Careers; and Protec­tive Services. The technology-inten­sive classes in the provide plenty of opportunitites for hands-on instruc­tion from hightly qualified and pro­fessional faculty. Students are pre­pared to enter the workforce directly out of high school, or for continuingtheir education at trade or technical schools, or at two-year and four-year colleges.

    A major ephasis of the school is to help sutdnets make a connection between their high school educaiton and career goals. In addition to offering a curse of study that satisfies Stre Content Standards and Graduatin Requirements, students can take advantage of internships, work expe­rience, job shadowing, skills traing, and career exploration.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AERICA (FHA)
    HOME ECONOMICS RELATED OCCUPATIONS (HERO)

    FHA-HERO is a co-curricular student organization for California's Home Econom­ics Careers and Technology programs. FHA-HERO offers leadership, citizenship, career development and recognition opportunitites for students. FHA-HERO extends the classroom content into a student-led organization that enhances member's skills through inficidual and group activities.

    TEACHERS OF TOMORROW (TOT)
    This is a club for students who are interested in pursuing a career in education. Trips, eduational related speakers, college visits, and other experiences ar planned by the club members.
    BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS (MENTORS)
    Partners from local businesses regularly visit classrooms to assist us in creating a environment that closely simulates workplace behavior and performance expecta­tions. These partners also provide students with performance incentives and workplace experiences that give students accurate information to use when mak­ing life choices.
    TECHNOLOGY EXPLORATION

    A fully-equipped computer lab and updated classroom technology with the latest software keeps students on the leading edge of technical applications in the career areas of their choice.

    STUDENT RECOGNITION OPPORTUNITIES
    It is our privilege to recognized our students for their accomplishments.
    • A School of Business/Human Services Student of the Month plaque
    • Students attend career days at regional colleges and participate in field trips to
      caree related businesses and colleges.

    Some of the careers this school prepares students for include
    Teacher
    Psychologist
    Law Enforcement Housing School Counselor
    Cook/Chef Social Worker
    Cosmetologist Military
    Child Development Nutritionist
    Correctional Officer Caterer
    Interior Design