Global Business, Language, & Leadership Magnet

GBL LogoAdvisor: Tracy Glick

What is GBL? 

  • Provides students with an understanding of business, marketing, and/or finance within a global context.
  • Offers a more attractive academic resume when applying to colleges
  • Provides college credit options with: AP and Dual Credit classes
  • Encourages students to be bilingual or multilingual
  • Offers Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications
  • Leadership development through community service, portfolios, global business organizations, and business competitions
  • Project-Based Learning activities that connect the class learning to real world applications
  • National or international study abroad summer learning experiences 

The high school program offers:

  • Magnet cohort classes with real world project-based learning and leadership development
  • Three pathways to earn the Business & Industry Endorsement – business, marketing, or finance
  • Mandarin Chinese classes
  • Senior capstone project
  • Service learning (10 hours per semester minimum)
  • Business clubs/organizations
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications
  • Study abroad opportunities 
  • A trip to China before graduation

Business

The following are possible course options for business magnet students.

9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Mandarin Chinese Mandarin Chinese Mandarin Chinese Mandarin Chinese

Principals of Business, Marketing & Finance

Business Computer Information Mgmt. I

Global Business

Virtual Business

Entrepreneurship

Business Computer Info Mgmt. II

Business Law

Human Resource Mgmt.

Foreign Trade & Mfg.

Accounting I

Practicum of Business Mgmt.

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Assessment – students must take 4 MOS tests

Senior Capstone

 

Marketing

The following are possible course options for marketing magnet students.

9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Mandarin Chinese Mandarin Chinese Mandarin Chinese Mandarin Chinese

Principals of Business, Marketing & Finance

Business Computer Information Mgmt. I

Retailing & E-tailing

Global Business

Advertising & Sales Promotion

Entrepreneurship

Sports & Entertainment Mkt.

Fashion Mkt.

Social Media Mkt.

Foreign Trade & Manufacturing

Marketing Dynamics

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Assessment – students must take 4 MOS tests

Senior Capstone

 

Finance

The following are possible course options for finance magnet students.

9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Mandarin Chinese Mandarin Chinese Mandarin Chinese Mandarin Chinese

Principals of Business, Marketing & Finance

Business Computer Information Mgmt. I

Global Business

Virtual Business

Entrepreneurship

Banking & Financial Services

Accounting I

Business Law

Human Resource Mgmt.

Money Matters

Accounting II

Securities & Investment

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Assessment – students must take 4 MOS tests

Senior Capstone

 

Program Recognitions

  • Graduation cord
  • Graduation certificate
  • Academic patch for letter jacket
  • Distinction of program on letters of recommendation

Qualification Criteria

  • 75th Percentile or higher on reading and math achievement tests
  • Must be passing all subjects on report card
  • Must pass all assessments on STAAR/EOC
  • No serious discipline issues

Final acceptance is determined using the qualification criteria. If more students apply than space allows, a lottery process will be used and remaining names will be placed in a waiting pool for possible future openings.

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