Hello! My name is Terri Norman, and I am a business education teacher at Capital High School. This is my 10th year teaching at Capital, and my 22nd year overall. My education includes a B.S. in Business-Accounting from Montana State University, as well as a B.A. in Business Education with a Marketing endorsement from the University of Montana.
I grew up in East Helena and currently live in Helena with my husband and son. I enjoy camping, hiking, snowmobiling, kickboxing, Zumba, and spending time with family and friends!
I look forward to a great year with great students at Capital High School!
This course is available for dual credit through Helena College (ACTG101). Please see the instructor for more information.
This course is a continuation of the accounting process, with a focus on accounting for bad debts, notes receivable and notes payable, merchandise inventory, property, plant and equipment, intangible assets, and partnerships. Students will also have an introduction to Quickbooks and automated accounting concepts. Students may also get the opportunity to job shadow at a local accounting firm.
This course focuses on corporations, including organization, stocks, dividends, retained earnings, and bonds payable. Students will gain knowledge related to statement of cash flows, analyzing financial statements, vouchers, as well as delve into departmental and manufacturing accounting. Students will continue to build upon their skills using Quickbooks and automated accounting. Students may also get the opportunity to gain an internship with an accounting firm.
Senior Career Planning (S1)
Selecting a college/training program upon graduation is a stressful and expensive venture. The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to learn about and adopt methods to promote their success in post-secondary training including 2- and 4-year schools, apprenticeships, military and certification programs. Students will complete the FAFSA, college/training applications, personal resume, scholarships and a budget. Students will also be introduced to a variety of colleges/training programs and their resources, selected study skills and personal resource management methods that support success in school and life.
Career Planning (S2)
Do you know what you’ll do with the rest of your life? Do you wonder if you will be successful in the career you think you want as an adult? Better yet, do you wish you even had a clue about what career you would enjoy? Have you started to think about what happens after high school? How much money does it take to live anyway? If you are interested in figuring out what you want out of life and becoming confident that you will be able to make that happen for yourself, sign up for Career Planning! YOU are the topic of study! Discover what aspects of your life should be looked at when choosing a career. This class is appropriate for all students whether college bound or not. You’ll end the semester better equipped to make your life a success!
Basic Computer Skills (S1)
This class is designed for the student who desires to improve their overall keyboarding skills. This semester class will focus on learning the alphabetic and numeric keyboard and symbols by touch, as well as use Microsoft Word to create, write, and format personal documents such as memos letters, reports, and tables. Grades are based on the quality of daily class work and projects, speed and accuracy, practice, tests, and work habits.
Tech Skills for Life (S2)
Students will enhance their skills in business applications through the use of digital technology. This semester length course will focus on document processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Students will demonstrate the ability to use the Microsoft Office suite of applications and gain exposure to various applications of technology in the business world. Recommended Prerequisite: Basic Computer Skills is recommended first if student’s keyboarding skills are less than 25 words per minute.