Accountax School of Business dba A.S.B. Educational Institute

 

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Hello! My name is Marlene Parham Murphy and I am the President and Curriculum Administrator of Accountax School of Business, Incorporated dba A.S.B. Educational Institute a private not-for-profit educational institution. We are recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as a not-for-profit, non- public school.                   

 We are a network of educators providing elementary in the school/after school programs, secondary education for students K-12, professional development, and continuing professional education.

Hello! My name is Marlene Parham Murphy and I am the President and Curriculum Administrator of Accountax School of Business, Incorporated dba A.S.B. Educational Institute a private not-for-profit educational institution. We are recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as a not-for-profit, non- public school.                   

 We are a network of educators providing elementary in the school/after school programs, secondary education for students K-12, professional development, and continuing professional education.

Our goal is to provide programs that will   Enhance the skills of students and   Motivate students to attain higher level degrees.

It is a wonderful thing to witness the maturity of a child who has become surrounded by teachers who use educational incentives to cultivate growth. But a greater incentive would be for students atend or to return to school equipped and ready to carry on the business of learning!

It is important that we get corporate and small businesses involved with helping to motivate students. The involvement of businesses sends a message to the communities who are experiencing negative behaviors, poverty, lack of education, and lack of intervention.

Everyone would like to build a Stairway-to-the-Stars; but we work with student who have not been exposed to certain cultures and opportunities.

We follow the theory; Whether a student is seeking to become a part of the corporate level environment, seeking to become a professional, or seeking to acquire some other occupation, that student must attain some type of skills.

As educators and motivators, our goal is to reach the students at any level of education and to prepare them for the Right approach to become self- sufficient with self- motivation.

For the last six consecutive years, we have joined forces with schools in the community in promoting and encouraging students to continue and to complete their educational endeavors. We also encourage the exposure to cultural activities, as well as, an opportunity to become a part of other educational experiences.

 

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Secondary Education

 

In accordance with 23 Illinois Administrative code part 425 we are recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as a private not for profit institution providing  secondary education for grades 6-12Registered with the Illinois State Board of Education

It is the goal of the institution to:

  • Provide students with the curriculum needed to meet high school graduation requirements.

  • Encourage students to continue to higher levels of education.  

All of our programs are delivered on line. Diplomas are issued after all secondary education graduation requirements are met.

We encourage students to be creative in a free style learning environment.

  • Our objective is to provide the academic tools for skill development while continuing to strengthen and motivate our students.  

  • Our instructors are skilled in certain academic areas that allow them to provide instruction using personalized teaching techniques

  • Upon the submission of the registration information, each student will be required to provide transcripts from the last school attended, if any.  These transcripts will be analyzed.

  • Each student will be provided a student planning guide, based on the required courses/course needed based on the transcripts.

 Course and Program Descriptions

Secondary Education

Secondary education is offered for grades 9-12. However, anyone who has not acquired a high school diploma and who is motivaed to learn, may take these courses in order to qualify for a high school diploma. Twenty four credit hours are required  toward graduation and the attainment of a diploma.

Upon registration, students will be assigned classes according to grade levels. It is important for students to schedule a time, according to their course schedule, to complete these diploma requirements.

Secondary Education-The total tuition cost will be based of number of courses required to receive a diploma. Each single course is $ 400 per course; A full one year program is $ 2,400; A full two year program is $4,800; A full three year program is $ 7,200; A full four year program is $ 9.600. There is no registration fee. Payment plans are acceptable. One fourth of each year's tuition is due at the time of regisration.  A tuition grant is available in the first year of attendance.  Tuition scholorships are available in the second through fourth year of attendance, based on a students grade attainments.  

 All students are required to attend Zoom sessions, Monday through Thursday.

 

The following courses are required for gradration:

 

Mathematics -3 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation

 

Basic Mathematics

This is a remedial course that includes the essentials of mathematics. It is a very basic and preparatory course covering the calculations to strengthen the student's knowledge and skills in preparation for more advance levels of mathematics.

 

Pre- Algebra

This course includes subjects that are an introduction to algebra.  It is the bridge from basic mathematics to pre- algebraic calculations.  Topics include a review of whole numbers, introduction to algebra, fractions and mixed numbers, solving equations,    decimals, percent, measurement, and Exponents and Polynomials.

 

Algebra I

This course is the foundation for high school mathematics courses. It is the bridge from the concrete to the abstract study of mathematics. Topics include simplifying expressions, evaluating and solving equations and inequalities, and graphing linear and quadratic functions and relations. 

 

Algebra II

(Prerequisite: Algebra I) This course extends the topics first seen in Algebra I and provides advanced skills in algebraic operations. Topics include simplifying expressions, evaluating and solving equations and inequalities, and graphing linear and quadratic functions and relations.  . 

 

Trigonometry

This course is an advanced math course that teaches trigonometry functions, identities, and equations with practical application.              The course is expanded to include analytic geometry, complex numbers, and exponential and logarithmic functions and equations.



Geometry

(Prerequisite: Algebra I ) This course develops a structured mathematical system employing both deductive and inductive reasoning. It includes plane, spatial, coordinate, and transformational geometry. Algebraic methods are used to solve problems involving geometric principles.   Live video demonstrations. 

 

English- 4 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation

Students will learn to write for a variety of purposes and cite sources using conventions recommended by professional organizations such as the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the American Psychological Association (APA). Emphasis is on content, purpose, and audience in focused writing.



English English I Grammar and Writing

 Grammar and Writing English/Composition (freshmen and sophomores) courses are designed for freshmen and/or sophomores and build upon previous writing skills. These courses seek to develop the writing processes and practices necessary for producing successful high school compositions. Students typically learn to write persuasive, critical, and creative multi-paragraph essays and compositions. While emphasizing composition, these courses may also incorporate some literature study to expose students to exemplary illustrations of various forms of writing

English II Composition

English/Composition (freshmen and sophomores) courses are designed for freshmen and/or sophomores and build upon previous writing skills. These courses seek to develop the writing processes and practices necessary for producing successful high school compositions. Students typically learn to write persuasive, critical, and creative multi-paragraph essays and compositions. While emphasizing composition, these courses may also incorporate some literature study to expose students to exemplary illustrations of various forms of writing.

English III Literature, Reading and Writing Comprehension

Research/Technical Writing classes prepare students to write research papers and/or technical reports. These classes emphasize researching (primary and secondary sources), organizing (material, thoughts, and arguments), and writing in a persuasive or technical style.

English IV Various Styles of Writing

English/Composition (juniors and seniors)  courses are designed for juniors and/or seniors and build upon previous writing skills. Reinforcing the logic and critical-thinking skills that accompany good writing, these courses—which emphasize word choice, usage, and writing mechanics—provide continued and advanced instruction in writing for a variety of purposes and audiences. English/Composition (juniors and seniors) courses may emphasize college or business preparation; literature study may be offered as an additional component in which students analyze examples of several genres

 

Social Science- 3 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation-

Civics and American Government

American Government is a full year study of the structures, processes and issues of national, state and local government. The course gives emphasis to the responsibilities and rights of citizenship, the skills necessary for critical thinking, and the knowledge appropriate for wise decision making. 

Economics for Consumers

Economics

This course will prepare students to function within society as fiscally adapted and responsible individuals.  Includes application in: solving economic policy problems, economics and math, recognizing misleading consumer economic statistics, identifying key concepts in advertising and a persuasive essay on economic policy

U.S. History

Students are expected to identify and review significant events, persons, and movements in the early development of the nation.   Students passing this class will receive credit for the Public Law 195 "Constitution Exam".  Includes access to the Library of Congress, The Eyes on the Prize series, actual war footage and veteran testimonies, footage from the 911 crises and other historical events.
 

World History

This course emphasizes events and developments in the past that greatly affected large numbers of people across broad areas and that significantly influenced peoples and places in subsequent eras including a very detailed survey of world religions.   Includes video support and series on key topics.

 

People of a Nation: 

 

African American Studies

 The course covers the African American pioneers in time and their contributions to the American sociey. This is an introduction to the contributions of people of color and diferent ethnicities and how these prople made viable contriubutions to our American society. The information is aso centered on the interdisciplinary study of difference, cheifly race,  sexuality, gender , and other such marking such as power within our nation. 
 

Native American Studies

 The course covers the journey of the Native American pioneers over time. This is an introduction to the lifesyles and contributions from the beginning of their American journey until today.
 

Latino and Hispanic American Studies

 The course covers the Latin American and Hispanic heritage and their contributions to the American societ,y 


Middle Easterners and North American Studies 

The course covers the Middle Eastern heritage and their contributions to the American society, 

Asian American and Pacific Islanders Studies

The course covers the american and Pacific Island heritage and their contributions to the American society, 

 

Natural Science- 3 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation

 

Physical Geography

The branch of natural science which deals with the study of the processes and patterns in the natural environment like the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biospheres, and geospheres, as opposed to the cultural or built environment the domain of human geography.

 

Biology

This course is a laboratory course acceptable for college entry and provides a broad overview of biological systems from simple to complex life forms through inquiry-based laboratory investigations. This program promotes scientific thinking through problem solving, a process that encourages curiosity and careful inquiry. Includes multimedia support.

 

Biology Lab

The biology labs are an independent study reseach projects. These project are designed to strengthen the students ability to research, gather facts, and form theoretical results.

 
Chemistry 

This course is a laboratory course acceptable for college entry and examines the composition of various substances and the changes they can go through. The periodic table and simple compounds are covered as well as the basics of Chemistry.   

 

Environmental Science

This laboratory course acceptable for college entry.  In the class, students will be able to apply knowledge from the basic sciences and mathematics to these very interdisciplinary practical global problems. The main focus will be to attempt to understand how the biosphere changes naturally and how human activities are altering it.  An online simulator is used for LAB work. 

 

World Language- 2 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation

Spanish I

This course encourages interpersonal communication, in Spanish, through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to basic requests and questions, understand and use appropriate greetings and forms of address, participate in brief guided conversations using a fully online multimedia approach. The material incorporates vocabulary and Grammar.

 

Spanish II

This course encourages interpersonal communication, in Spanish, through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to basic requests and questions, understand and use appropriate greetings and forms of address, participate in brief guided conversations using a fully online multimedia approach. The material incorporates vocabulary and Grammar.

 

French I

This course encourages interpersonal communication, in French, through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to basic requests and questions, understand and use appropriate greetings and forms of address, participate in brief guided conversations using a fully online multimedia approach.  The material incorporates vocabulary and Grammar.

 

French II

This course encourages interpersonal communication,  in French, through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to basic requests and questions, understand and use appropriate greetings and forms of address, participate in brief guided conversations using a fully online multimedia approach.  The material incorporates vocabulary and Grammar.

 

Fine Arts- 2 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation

 

Music Appreciation I

A survey of various American contributions to the world’s musical culture, with an emphasis on understanding musical terminology and developing the ability to listen intelligently. No previous musical experience is required. Musical examples will include 19th century classical compositions and subsequent gospel, blues, jazz and popular music, presented within a general overview of American culture of the time.

Music Appreciation II

A survey of various American contributions to the world’s musical culture, with an emphasis on understanding musical terminology and developing the ability to listen intelligently. No previous musical experience is required. Musical examples will include 19th century classical compositions and subsequent gospel, blues, jazz and popular music, presented within a general overview of American culture of the time .

Art Appreciation

This courses contains a framework that insures that all students receive a rigorous study of the arts. It also involves the integration of the arts into any curriculum.   The course Includes: Art Production,  Art History and Art Criticism

 

An Introduction to Theatre

This course incorporates a liberal studies and a survey of acting. The course also provides an aesthetic and humanistic view of the world of theatre.

 

Physical Education- 2 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation

Health Education I

This course explores current concepts of practical and applied nutrition; studies food selection, current myths and misconceptions, the relationship of nutrients to optimal health, obesity and weight control,  and more. Resources: Video - Farmer's Market, National Nutritional Guidelines, Scholarly Journals, Case Study Files, and Meal Planning Options. 

Health Education II

 This comprehensive course examines the historical philosophies of physical education, investigates drugs and its impact on society through the multimedia series, "Foundation for a Drug Free World"; includes video lectures on obesity and the diet revolution; HIV and AIDS; investigates the correlation between academics and health and more

Driver's Education- 2.5 Credit Hours

This course describes the student's rules and safety involved in becoming responsible drivers,  particularly in the State of Illinois. It includes current issues and consequences of unsafe  driving and organizations developed to help alleviate unsafe driving. Levels of licenses are explained and 50 hours of road practice are included as a qualifying element to obtain a graduated license.

 

Electives- 3 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation

Business Mathematics

This course is designed to help students develop competencies in mathematics for business and personal use.  Students will begin with a basic math review and use these skills in real-life problem solving. The course focuses on awareness of consumer-related issues and strives to help students become "more informed" consumers.
 

Personal Finance

This course teaches students how to make good financial decisions in the global economy.  It prepares students in living comfortable lives for themselves and their families using reasonable, economy-based calculations to manage finances.

Business Communications

This course teaches students effective communication.  It addresses communication with diversity and appropriate grammatical skills.  The course encompasses all types of writing , communication, and technological skills needed to successfully function in the workplace.

 

Business Law and the Legal Environments

The course covers the legal environment of business, as well as, separate chapters on business eithics and social responsibility and the international aspect of doing business, the attitude of government toward business and the histocrical development of this attitude, the current trends of publilc control in taxation, regulation of commerce competition, freedom of contract, antitrust legislation and its relations to marketing and mergers.

 

 

Career Education-College and Career Readiness: 2 Credits Recommended

Introduction to Computers

Introduction to Computers provides short history of the computer, and lessons on: Circuits and Switches, Digital Information, Microprocessors, Microsoft Office Programs, and  Internet Cyber functions.

Career Planning

Career Planning provides instruction on how how to prepare and plan for successful careers.  Skills are developed which provide tools to evaluate, explore, and make good decisions to launch an appropriate career. 

Criminal Justice

This course familiarizes the student with our criminal justice system and its policies, issues, and challenges.  The course also creates an awareness of what an individual faces upon re-entry into the community after incarceration.

Introduction to Basic Individual Taxation

This course is designed to provide basic theory and practice in taxation. The course prepares students for occupations or careers in taxation.

Financial Accounting

This course provides the summary, analysis, and reporting of financial transactions as related to a business.  The end result is the preparation of financial statements that are used for investing and are provided to other reporting entities.

 

The Enrolled Agent Review

Enrolled Agents (EAs) are federally-licensed tax practitioners who may represent taxpayers before the IRS when it comes to collections, audits and appeals. As authorized by the Department of Treasury's Circular 230 regulations, EAs are granted unlimited practice rights to represent taxpayers before IRS and are authorized to advise, represent, and prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts, and any entities with tax-reporting requirements. Enrolled agents are the only federally-licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. The enrolled agent profession dates back to 1884, when after questionable claims had been presented for Civil War losses, Congress acted to regulate persons who represented citizens in their dealings with the U.S. Treasury Department. Enrolled agents’ expertise in the continually changing field of taxation enables them to effectively represent taxpayers at all administrative levels within the IRS.

 

Professional Development

 

Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students occurs within learning communities committed to continuous improvement, collective responsibility, and goal alignment.

We offer a number of professional development activities for educators to develop the knowledge, skills, practices, and dispositions they need to help students perform at higher levels. The standards are not a prescription for how education leaders and public officials should address all the challenges related to improving the performance of educators and their students. Instead, the standards focus on one critical issue -- professional learning.

For Most educators working in schools, professional learning is the singular most accessible means they have to develop the new knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to better meet students' learning needs. The use of Standards for Professional Learning by school systems and educators indicates commitment to effective professional learning. Further, use of the standards to plan, facilitate, and evaluate professional learning promises to heighten the quality of educator learning, performance of all educators, and student learning. Increased educator effectiveness makes possible a shift from current reality to the preferred outcomes of enhanced student learning results -- a goal to which all educators subscribe

 

Abuse and Neglect

Recognizing and Identifying Child Abuse and Neglect

Identifying and Reporting

Perpetrators: Those Who Abuse and Neglect Children

The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Children's Lives

Special Topics in Child Maltreatment

Parents and Families and Child Maltreatment

Prevention, Intervention and Guidance: Families

Teacher, Styles Guidance and Ethics  Working with Young Children and Child Maltreatment

Prevention, Intervention and Guidance: Teachers

Protecting Our Children Understanding and Preventing

Teaching On line

Digital Learning Environments.pdf

How to Improve Student Attendance.pdf

Building Parent-Teacher Relationships

Home, School, and Community

 

Continuing Professional Education

For Certified Public Accountants Licensed in the Statee of Tennessee 


Protect Your Clients and Protect Yourself

Spear Phishing Emails

Continuing Education Ethics Assisting Clients with Penalties and Interest Abatement

Continuing Education Ethics Considerstion of an Offer in Compromise

Continuing Education Ethics Practice and Procedures

Continuing Education Ethics Practicing Before the IRS Take a Look Inside

Continuing Education Ethics Representing Clients During An Appeal

Continuing Education Ethics Representing Clients During Examinations and Audits

Continuing Education Ethics Representing Clients During the Collection Process

Continuing Education Tax Update Circular 230 Overview Key Provisions and Responsibilities

Continuing Education Tax Update Circular 230 Overview Key Provisions and Responsibilities for Tax Professionals

Continuing Education Tax Update Circular 230 Provisions

Continuing Education Tax Update Data Thefts and Protecting Client Information



     
















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