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 Huntington's mock trial team will battle Commack on Wednesday for the Suffolk championship.
June 24, 2024

H-ton Mock Trial Battles for Suffolk Crown

The Huntington High School mock trial team will vie for its third consecutive Suffolk championship on Wednesday afternoon when the Blue Devils square off against highly regarded Ward Melville.

 Huntington's mock trial team will battle Commack on Wednesday for the Suffolk championship.
April 3, 2024

H-ton Mock Trial Battles for Suffolk Crown

The Huntington High School mock trial team will vie for its third consecutive Suffolk championship on Wednesday afternoon when the Blue Devils square off against highly regarded Ward Melville.

 The Huntington mock trial team has advanced to the Suffolk Final Four round.
March 27, 2024

H-ton Mock Trial Team Reaches Suffolk Final Four

The Huntington High School mock trial team was in unfamiliar territory last week for its Elite 8 matchup against Newfield High School, as the two powerhouses had never before faced off. The pairing required tough roster decisions for the Blue Devils, who sent its top performers into battle in what was the hardest trial of the season.

 The Huntington mock trial team is ready for the county tournemant.
March 18, 2024

Blue Devils Win to Advance to County Elite Eight

The Huntington mock trial team closed out the regular season with a perfect 4-0 mark after turning back a stiff challenge at Southampton. The Blue Devils needed to bring their “A game” to Suffolk’s East End and they did, putting on a dazzling courtroom display.

 The Huntington High School mock trial team.
March 11, 2024

H-ton Mock Trial Finishes Regular Season Undefeated

The Huntington mock trial team closed out the regular season with a perfect 4-0 mark after turning back a stiff challenge at Southampton. The Blue Devils needed to bring their “A game” to Suffolk’s East End and they did, putting on a dazzling courtroom display.

 Huntington High School offers two half-year accounting courses (1)
February 26, 2024

Accounting Courses Available at Huntington High School

A pair of accounting courses are available at Huntington High School for students on every grade level. The one semester, one-half credit business courses are valued by those

 Huntington's Hive Virtual Enterprise corporate team is headed to the national finals.
February 16, 2024

H-ton VE Firms Reach National Business Plan Finals

Two Huntington High School Virtual Enterprise firms have advanced to the National VE Business Plan Competition in Manhattan in April. The Hive and Spike companies will vie against the “best of the best” in the high stakes contest.

 The Huntington mock trial team is now 2-0 this winter.
February 16, 2024

Blue Devil Mock Trial Team Has Fast Start

Huntington’s defending county champion mock trial team is off to a fast start to the 2024 season. The Blue Devils topped John H. Glenn and West Islip in the first two of four scheduled meets.

 Many business courses are available to Huntington High School students.
February 13, 2024

Business Courses Available at Huntington High School

Many Huntington High School students are familiar with the Virtual Enterprise business course, but they are often surprised to learn there are also Business Law, Business Management & Human Relations, Business Management & Human Relations, Career & Financial Management, Personal Law I, Personal II, Sports Marketing and Fashion Marketing courses available.

 Huntington Robotics team members with school officials, parents and advisor Omar Santiago.
February 8, 2024

Huntington Robotics in FIRST In Show This Weekend

Huntington Robotics Team 5016 members will vie in the FIRST In Show competition this Saturday and Sunday in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium at the high school.

 Junior Nina Fascilla stands to argue her case during the scrimmage (1)
January 26, 2024

Mock Trial Team Battles at Pre-Season Scrimmage

With the clock ticking down to their first courtroom showdown, Huntington High School’s defending Suffolk County champion mock trial team engaged in an intra-squad scrimmage this week in the School Heritage Museum.

 Huntington will send three VE firms to the semifinals of the business plan contest
January 24, 2024

Virtual Enterprise Firms Advance to Regional Semifinals

The Huntington High School Virtual Enterprise business program firms of Hive, Spike and Peak has all advanced to the semifinals of this year’s regional business plan competition at LIU Post.

 The SPIKE team at the VE business plan competition at LIU Post
January 16, 2024

H-ton Students Vie in Business Plan Contest & Trade Show

Huntington High School’s four Virtual Enterprise firms participated in last week’s Long Island Business Plan Competition & Trade Show on the LIU Post campus in Brookville.

 Huntington's mock trial team is the defending Suffolk County champions
January 10, 2024

Blue Devil Courtroom Wizards Ready for Title Defense

The Blue Devil mock trial team has been spending long hours preparing for the season, which officially gets underway at John H. Glenn on February 7. Huntington is defending the Suffolk title it won last spring.

 Financial & Career Management students have been working on several recent projects.
January 5, 2024

H-ton Business Students Study Financial Advising

Career and Financial Management class students have been engaged in a financial advising project that has proven to be both informative and enlightening.

 Huntington's mock trial team continues to prepare to defend its Suffolk title (2)
December 8, 2023

Blue Devil Mock Trial Team Continues to Prep

The Huntington High School mock trial team’s opening match is still about eight weeks away, but the defending Suffolk County champions are deep in the midst of preparations for the 2024 campaign, which will feature a criminal trial after the Blue Devils argued a civil case last year.

 The Blue Devils were delighted to win their second consecutive county title last spring.
December 5, 2023

Huntington Mock Trial Team Preps for Season

Huntington High School’s returning county champion courtroom warriors have resumed training. Mock trial team members are participating in pre-season practice sessions as they wait to receive this year’s contest packet from the New York State Bar Association.

 Ford Spilsbury, Lynn Plunkett, Jan Rose, Nelson Moreno, Omar Santiago, Michael Zavala-Reyes and Victor Chavez-Diaz at Southdown Market
November 21, 2023

Huntington Robotics & Rotary Club Join Forces

The Huntington High School robotics team and the Rotary Club of Huntington proved to be a formidable combination as the two organizations came together to help make Thanksgiving Day dinner possible for dozens of local hungry families.

 Internship program
November 13, 2023

Juniors Invited to Apply Now for HHS Internship Program

Did you know that Huntington High School offers credit-bearing internships for seniors? The student internship program is designed to provide seniors with opportunities that go beyond the traditional academic classroom. Participants are provided with a challenging real-world environment, allowing them to experience all of the ins and outs of an assortment of career fields.

 Madison Square Garden at 7th Avenue and 33rd Street in Manhattan.
November 13, 2023

Sports Marketing Students Visit Madison Square Garden

Huntington High School Sports Marketing students visited one of the most famous arenas in the world this week, trekking to Madison Square Garden for tours and presentations on what has made MSG a mecca for sports and entertainment for decades.

The Huntington students outdoors on the corporate campus (1)
November 13, 2023

Huntington High School Students Visit Arizona Beverages

A visit to the home base of Arizona Beverages USA in Woodbury was a fascinating experience for dozens of Huntington High School students, who were accompanied by teachers Omar Santiago and Paige Furman.


Business & Technology Department Important Information

About The Business & Technology Department

Huntington's Pulse Virtual Enterprise corporate team

A Comprehensive Program

Huntington High School offers students a comprehensive program of business courses. Classes are scheduled based on annual student interest.

Varied Offereings and Five-Unit Sequence

The department’s course offerings include Accounting I, Accounting II, Business Law, Business Management & Human Relations, Career & Financial Management, Personal Law I, Personal Law II, Sports Marketing and Virtual Enterprise.

Students interested in completing a five-unit sequence in career and technical education should speak with their guidance counselor regarding specific requirements.

Focus on Developing Innovators

The Huntington Technology department is committed to focusing on the need to better prepare students for higher education. The goal is to provide them with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful innovators in a 21st century workforce.

Teaching relevant in demand skills that will prepare students to become innovators in an ever evolving world is paramount, not only for the future of our students but for the future of the country. The United States has developed as a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers, and innovators.

Knowledge and Skills to Solve Real World problems

In a world that is becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know, it’s more important than ever for our students to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math-subjects collectively known as STEM.

Huntington's Pulse Virtual Enterprise corporate team

Course Requirements and Listings

Huntington HS

Business & Technology Scope and Sequence

Year by Year course offerings (Red Check is new for 2023-24)

Freshman year

Courses

  • Choose 1 Course from Below
  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Business Mgmt. & Human Relations
  • Career & Financial Management
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Personal Law I
  • Personal Law II
  • Sports Marketing

  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing/ Robotics
  • Wood Shop

Sophomore year

Courses

    • Choose 1 Course from Below
    • Accounting I
    • Accounting II
    • Business Mgmt. & Human Relations
    • Career & Financial Management
    • Fashion Marketing
    • Personal Law I
    • Personal Law II
    • Business Law I
    • Sports Marketing

    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing/ Robotics
    • Wood Shop
Junior year

Courses

  • Choose 1 Course from Below
  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Business Mgmt. & Human Relations
  • Career & Financial Management
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Personal Law I
  • Personal Law II
  • Business Law I
  • Sports Marketing
  • Virtual Enterprise

  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing/ Robotics
  • Wood Shop
Senior year

Courses

    • Choose 1 Course from Below
    • Accounting I
    • Accounting II
    • Business Mgmt. & Human Relations
    • Career & Financial Management
    • Fashion Marketing
    • Personal Law I
    • Personal Law II
    • Business Law I
    • Sports Marketing
    • Virtual Enterprise

    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing/ Robotics
    • Wood Shop

The Huntington Technology department is committed to focusing on the need to better prepare students for higher education. The goal is to provide them with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful innovators in a 21st century workforce.

Teaching relevant in demand skills that will prepare students to become innovators in an ever evolving world is paramount, not only for the future of our students but for the future of the country. The United States has developed as a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers, and innovators. In a world that is becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know, it’s more important than ever for our students to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math-subjects collectively known as STEM.

The world of business is waiting for you! Are you prepared? All careers, professions, and jobs involve some area of business. For some careers, you must study beyond high school while for others you may enter the world of work upon graduating from high school. Nevertheless, the skills you learn in the business classes will prepare you to enter the work force.

Students interested in completing a 5-unit sequence in Career and Technical Education should speak with their school counselor regarding course sequences.

ACCOUNTING I - Course #700F (1 Semester - ½ Credit) Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Accounting is the “language of business” and is a necessary course for all college business majors. This one semester course teaches students the fundamentals of accounting necessary for keeping records for business and/or personal use, with a focus on sole proprietorships. This course will assist students in becoming critical thinkers and problem solvers, and is the prerequisite to Accounting II.

ACCOUNTING II - Course #700S (1 Semester - ½ Credit) Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Accounting I Building your foundation now with this advanced-level accounting course designed for the future accountant. Information will be applied in a variety of novel situations. With a focus on businesses organized as partnerships, students will continue to practice their craft through multiple examples and business simulations. They will transition from maintaining a written set of books to the use of Microsoft Excel utilizing it as a tool to expedite their accuracy and productivity.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN RELATIONS - Course #701S (½ Year - ½ Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None This course will help you acquire the skills necessary to make informed decisions, as well as provide you with information vital to realistic career choices. We will make you aware of the economics of work and you will develop an understanding of the marketplace. In addition, we will analyze your likes, dislikes, unique characteristics, competencies, and weaknesses with the intention of adding to your self-awareness. Problem solving and decisionmaking skills will also be taught. The culminating project is a “shark-tank” inspired business competition. This course is required for a Business sequence.

CAREER AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT - Course #701F (½ Year - ½ Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn about the features of our economy, explore a variety of careers, learn the skills and competencies needed for success in the workplace and become financially literate. Among the areas to be studied are: economic systems, stock markets, effect of technology on the labor market, business systems and their organization, career planning and lifelong goals, changing trends and employment opportunities, resumes, job interviews, personal qualities for employment, interpersonal skills, working conditions and benefits, time management, workplace laws and unions, banking, personal budgets, credit, insurance and consumer protection. This course is required for a Business sequence.

PERSONAL LAW I - Course #709F (½ Year - ½ Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Are you interested in law? Do you want to be more informed about the laws that will affect you both today and in your immediate future? If so, then this course is for you. The scope of the Personal Law course (formerly known as Street Law I) investigates units in civil rights and liberties, employment law, family law and housing law. Guest speakers and authentic experiences, ie: local jail trip, provide the student with a real world view of our legal system.

PERSONAL LAW II - Course #709S (½ Year - ½ Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Personal Law II (formerly known as Street Law II) presents contemporary legal issues and provides students with an in depth exploration of juvenile justice, torts against the individual, consumer law, credit for the consumer, insurance, and probate law. This course is highlighted by a Moot Court competition where students prepare and argue civil law and negligence cases heard by guest judges. Guest speakers and authentic experiences, including a local jail trip and moot court completion, provide the student with a real world view of our legal system and a better understanding as to how to protect them legally. Personal Law I is not required as a prerequisite for this course.

BUSINESS LAW - Course #704 (1 Year -1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 Do you have a plan for your future? No? Well it’s not too late. Few subjects are as dramatic, challenging or relevant as LAW. Learn how the legal system works and recognize legal problems. This course emphasizes the relationship of law to your personal life. Topics include: white-collar crimes, civil actions, cyber law, bankruptcy, environmental law, ethics and agency law from the sports, entertainment, and employer perspective. Your rights as a consumer, an employee or employer will be explored. How about reading a contract? Do you know how to draw one up? Are you interested in starting a business of your own or working for someone that does? Should it be a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation? Leases, mortgages, credit, bankruptcy and other forms of financing will be explored. Guest speakers and authentic experiences including a local jail trip and moot court competition, provide the student with a real world view of our legal system. You never know what the future has in store for you, the best thing you can do is prepare. So, whether you are interested in pursuing a career in law, planning to attend college, or preparing to enter the work force, this course has something for you.

COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING/ROBOTICS – Course #695 A Project Lead the Way Course (1 Year – 1 Credit) Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Knowledge of algebra and geometry is recommended. Honors weighted course. Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) is the study of manufacturing planning, integration, and implementation of automation. The course explores manufacturing history, individual processes, systems, and careers. In addition to technical concepts, the course incorporates finance, ethics, and engineering design. This reflects an integrated approach that leading manufacturers have adopted to improve safety, quality, and efficiency.

Utilizing the activity-project-problem-based (APPB) teaching and learning pedagogy, students will analyze, design, and build manufacturing systems. While implementing these designs, students will continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and understanding of the design process. Students apply knowledge gained throughout the course in a final open-ended problem to build a factory system.

CIM is one of the specialization courses in the Project Lead the Way high school pre-engineering program. The course utilizes computer modeling, computer numeric control (CNC) equipment and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software to apply and concurrently develop secondary-level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology.

Students who successfully complete Computer Integrated Manufacturing may earn college credit through the Rochester Institute of Technology (speak with your school counselor for details). Please know, this course carries an Honors weighting.

WOOD SHOP - Course #690 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 This course is a broad foundation of the basic woodworking processes and includes the use of all the major equipment. Typical of the work carried on is furniture construction for the home. Attention is given to the reading of plans and blueprints and the study of good design in project construction. Skill level will determine the types of projects assigned.

SPORTS MARKETING - Course #703 (½ Year - ½ Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Recommended for college-bound business and marketing majors and anyone interested in the field of sports and its impact. This half-year course is designed to provide an insight into the executive level decision-making and analyzing in sports marketing. Case studies and news media will be used to position the student in the role of a sports marketer. Suggested topics that will be explored are: an orientation to marketing as it relates to the sports industry, market analysis, athletes making economic choices, professional sport trades, supply and demand in sports, financial analysis of teams, the sports labor market, discrimination in sports and sports promotion. Classroom instruction will be reinforced through outside use of guest speakers, field trip to a stadium, videos and the Internet.

FASHION MARKETING - Course #710 (1/2 Year – ½ Credit) Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Students will identify the factors that influence fashion behavior and learn marketing and business principles by studying the fashion merchandising industry. The life cycle of a fashion product will be followed from the design stage to the point of sale at a retail outlet. Topics include: marketing to retailers, fashion and trade shows, promotion to consumers, developing a brand name, global influences and explaining the development of the fashion image. Field trips to a variety of locations may be included as part of the course.

VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE – Course # 713 (1 Year - 1 Credit) This is an Honors Credit Course Offered to grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: None. Honors weighted course. Students in this course may elect to receive college credit through Farmingdale College at a reduced rate. Virtual Enterprise is a simulated business that is set up and run by students to prepare them for working in a real business environment. Students learn about Economics, micro and macro, and its relationship to and impact on business operation in the private enterprise system. The students study supply and demand, the Federal Reserve System, taxation by local, state, and federal governments, business organizations, the stock market, and international transactions. The students determine the nature of their business, its products and services, its management and structure, and learn the daily operations of a business under the guidance of a consultant with the support of a real business partner. They use current business software packages and the internet for business transactions using economics as a factor. Culminating events include competitive trade shows and business summits, wherein students will compete against other firms created by high school students from around the world. This is a challenging, collaborative, hands-on, real-world course for future entrepreneurs and those interested in the business world. Please know, this course carries an Honors weighting.

JUNIOR VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE 8 (20 weeks) The Junior Virtual Enterprise course will enable students to develop technology and entrepreneurial skills, along with learning about business and careers. Students will also build their problem-solving, decision-making, time management, public speaking, financial literacy, teamwork and technology skills.

Technology Education is an exciting field that allows students to learn by doing and is primarily a hands-on class. Students will apply concepts learned in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology to solve problems and make informed decisions. Students will use tools and technology to solve real-world problems. As a result, students will go home with various projects that are made in class that will give them a sense of accomplishment, ownership, and pride.

TECHNOLOGY 7 (7th Grade - 20 weeks) Technology 7 is a required class that meets every day for 20 weeks. Students take ideas from concepts to completion by learning design concepts, building, and communicating the process. The course is divided into content areas that introduce basic technological literacy. Topics include History and parts of the computer, Electronic circuits, 3D printing using design and coding, Vex Robotics, and creating applications. Each content area has “real world” context-based problems that students solve by completing hands-on activities.

TECHNOLOGY 8 (8th Grade - 20 weeks) Technology 8 is a required class that meets every day for 20 weeks. Students will build on the foundations and principles learned in Technology 7. Students will continue to explore different career options and design authentic projects in areas such as architecture, graphic design, engineering, CAD, electronics, and woodshop. In addition, students will learn to lead, follow instructions, cooperate with others, and work effectively in a team to accomplish realworld design and engineering tasks. Throughout the year students will hone critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which will equip students with the skills needed to create, adapt, and engineer solutions for our future society.

COMPUTER SCIENCE 7 This course meets New York State Computer Science and Fluency Standards. The key ideas that will be addressed are: Digital literacy, Cybersecurity and Impacts of computing. In addition, mental health and self-esteem will also be addressed.

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