My Finance Class

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

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“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 was my family away from home and I can honestly say the people in the class were like brothers and sisters to me. I will never forget this class or these people…”
 
RaMar Hairston, 2013
“Our class discussions about various topics opened my eyes and made me laugh. I learned about so much that was happening in the world that I probably would have never found out about on my own. This class helped me change the way I see things…”
 
Donielle Anderson, 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
“I will remember this class because it has helped give me insight on how the world works.”
 
Taylor Cole, 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

“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
“Financial Services is more than business … it is life. This class has prepared me for college and my future and I can’t wait to see what happens next!”
 
Vito Amato, 2014
“I loved BPA competitions. They were one of the coolest experiences I’ve had.”
  
Nick Spaulding, 2015
“The countless opportunities that this class offers have directly impacted my life in so many ways.”
  
Philip Son, 2016
“I have really enjoyed my junior year in Financial Services. It was fun to learn about all different kinds of businesses and it was interesting to see all the things that go into making a business.”

Devonte Faulkner, 2017

“Financial Services is so much more than a class for people interested in a career in finance … it is a class that helps students in high school, college, and life. This class has made me feel very prepared for the future and I can’t wait to use what I’ve learned.”

Hannah Osae, 2018

"I have learned multiple life lessons through Financial Services that I wouldn’t have learned in any other program, and I can’t thank Mr. Clark enough for it. Financial Services was the best decision I’ve made in high school by far."

Jake Fishburn, 2017

“Financial Services has been one of the greatest experiences I have had in high school. This class has changed my view of the world and opened my mind to new ideas.”

Maya Gulliford, 2016

“This class is now, and will forever be, my favorite. Having Financial Services for two bells these past two years has really changed my life.”
 
Stephanie Russell, 2015
“Not only has Financial Services helped to improve my leadership and teamwork skills, it has given me a whole new perspective on life as well.”
 
Jayme Ahr, 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

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. 


Join the Crazy FS Crew
WHAT IS FINANCIAL SERVICES?

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.
Compete at Nationals

STAND OUT

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.

Explore leadership opportunities...

A UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE

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
 
Finance
Economics
Accounting
International Business
Information Technology
Hospitality & Tourism
Marketing
Management
Entrepreneurship
Real Estate
Pre-Law

Possible Careers

 
Stock Broker
Investment Banker
Accountant
Lawyer
Economist
Consultant
Financial Analyst
Insurance Agent
Money Manager
Realtor
Entrepreneur

Prepare for graduation
COLLEGE PARTNERSHIPS

Earn up to 12 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.

Be Part of Something Amazing
BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS OF AMERICA

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.

Get Involved in KCU
KNIGHTS CREDIT UNION

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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