All NSITE Seniors will participate in the Virtual Enterprises (VE) Capstone Course. This course is designed to provide students with a transformational learning experience by giving them an authentic business experience in which all students work as part of a team running their own virtual company. The VE companies will replicate the functions and demands of a real business – including administration, accounting/ finance, sales, marketing, human resources, and IT. Each firm is overseen by a student management team and CEO. VE companies engage in trade with a network of simulated businesses across 42 countries using an online banking system. This task and standards based curriculum integrates business, entrepreneurship, personal finance, economics, and technology and is guided by the VE Career Readiness Framework. This curriculum promotes project-based learning, research, and real-world applications.
All NSITE students will take the standard core courses, but it is recommended that all students take English at the Pre-AP and AP level for all 4 years and all social studies courses at the Pre-AP and AP level through U.S. History. All freshmen will take AP Human Geography. The academy you choose will determine the sequence of business courses you will take over your 4 years at NSITE. Your counselor will work with you to ensure that you meet all graduation and academy requirements. NSITE students must complete 6 business credits prior to graduation and must be enrolled in at least one business class each year.