• Name: Frank Ancona  
    Subject: Accounting 1

    This course is designed to help students understand the basic principles of the accounting cycle. Emphasis is placed on the analysis and recording of business transactions; preparation and interpretation of financial statements; accounting systems; banking and payroll activities; basic types of business ownership; and an accounting career orientation. Mathematics skills and critical thinking are reinforced.


    Grading Rubric:                                                                              Grading:

    Section Tests and quizzes                           45%                            93 - 100          A

    Projects, Participation & Quizzes *             25%                            85 - 92.5         B

    Homework*                                                      5%                            79 - 84.5         C

    Mid-Term/VOCATS Exam                           25%                            70 - 78.5         D

                                                                                                                Below 70        F

    * Late work will be assessed a letter grade reduction per day unless accompanied by a doctor’s note. See “Class Participation and Expectations” section of this syllabus.


    Please remember that since certain tasks are weighted more heavily that it is not a strict average of grades.


    **Take note that the mid-term and VOCATS exams account for 25% of the total grade for the course.  The VOCATS is a State of North Carolina mandated exam at the end of the course. The course activity section accounts for 75% of the grade. What is listed above is how a student will earn that 75%.


    Classroom Rules:

    §         No food or drinks at any time.

    §         Be in your seats and ready to work at the last bell.

    §         No talking during lecture portions. Time for talking will be given as earned.

    §         Bathroom/water fountain/hallway passes will be limited.

    §         Everyone must pull his or her own weight.

    §         Be respectful.

    §         Be courteous.




    • Students must be in their assigned seats when the bell rings. 
    • Students will be required to take notes on each objective we cover.
    • Students will have daily assignments and projects which they will also be working on and receive credit based on quality of work and completion of assignments in a timely manner.  It is the student’s responsibility to check with me to see that I have received completed work that they have turned in to me in order to receive a grade. 
    • Students are not permitted to “chat” during class, use instant messaging, text messaging, use cell phones, or check email unless given specific permission from me or if it is a part of the classroom instruction. 
    • Students are not permitted to download any games or programs on the computers in this classroom.
    • Students may not stream music or video without express consent of the teacher. 
    • Students who do not choose to follow the rules for the equipment will be assigned bookwork to complete to obtain a grade for a minimum of 5 days and a parental contact will be made by the classroom teacher.  Computer work must be completed in the classroom unless it is being taught in a virtual environment.
    • The business labs are available to Career and Technical Education students only unless invited by the teacher.
    • Tests will be given after each objective based on the North Carolina VOCATS blueprint for the course (included in syllabus) and test item bank.  Tests will count as a major portion of the student’s grade.


    MISSED ASSIGNMENTS AND TESTS:  I am available for students to complete missing work or tests due to an absence Monday through Thursday from 3:30-4:15 p.m.  The teacher is not available on Fridays. Other times may be available but it is the student’s responsibility to see the teacher to set up an appropriate time. Assignments missed due to absence must be made up.  The formula for when an assignment is due is: # days missed = # make-up days. Example: If you are absent 2 days from class, you will have 2 school days to make up the work starting with the day you return.


    ACADEMIC DISHONESTY (CHEATING OR SHARING ANSWERS):  The Parkland High School Mustang Honor Code found in the student handbook and published in the PTSA newsletter will be followed.  Students need to be aware of the sanctions which will occur if they are found to be in violation of the honor code in this course.


    STUDENT SUCCESS:  Students success will occur if:

    1)     The student comes to class prepared daily.

    2)     The student completes daily assignments and completes missing work after an absence.

    3)     The student takes notes given in class on each objective and uses those notes to answer the VOCATS Handouts.

    4)     The student participates in class projects and activities.

    5)     The student studies the VOCATS handouts for tests.


    • Be On Time
    • Be On Task
    • Be Prepared
    • Be Respectful
    • Be Honest


    Sports and Entertainment Marketing Course of Study




    Understand accounting fundamentals.


    Apply accounting procedures for a sole proprietorship.


    Apply accounting procedures for a merchandising business.


    Apply accounting procedures to perform banking and payroll activities.


    Apply accounting procedures to perform selected specialized accounting activities.


    Identify the components of branding and licensing within the sports and entertainment industry.




    Team and Individual Projects


    VOCATS Review


    VOCATS Exam