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Business Studies at Preston High School are designed to develop and promote characteristics for future success.

Business Studies Certificate:  Earn this Certificate by completing a minimum of five Business Courses; a great addition to any resume package! Complete the attached application form and drop it off to the Business Department before exams in June. business certif appl

Business Co-operative Education: Co-op is a unique educational program that involves a partnership between the classroom and the world of work. Test drive a possible career choice in Business, such as Accounting, Marketing, Business Management, Law, and Information Processing/Computer Studies. Develop your skills and work one-on-one with a co-worker in a program designed to meet your interests and strengths. Overcome the problem of “no job without experience and no experience without a job”. Put real work experience on your resume.  For more information, visit the PHS Co-op website:

DECA: By giving students hands-on experiences in the fields of business, marketing, and entrepreneurship, DECA enhances classroom learning by providing conferences and competitions that develop leadership, communication, and networking skills. Any high school student at PHS is welcome to join DECA.  Check out our website:

Reach for the Top: This co-curricular activity for high school students at Preston High School is a fast-paced trivia challenge testing both knowledge and speed of recall. The PHS Reach team competes against other Waterloo Region high schools for the opportunity to attend Provincials in May. For more information, see Mrs. Bout in the Business Office.

Financial Literacy Competition:  On May 24, 2017, PHS Gr. 9 & 10 Business students will be competing in the annual UW Financial Literacy Competition.  The School of Accounting and Finance has established the Financial Literacy Competition (FLC) to help support and enhance financial literacy education within Canadian secondary schools. This is an exciting opportunity for secondary school students to test and challenge their knowledge in personal finance and wealth management, as well as generating interest in furthering their studies in the areas of accounting, finance, and business. Good luck! Congratulations to our 2015 Financial Literacy Winner Jasmine Soomal. Special congratulations to Marina Grekoff-Hunt for placing 1st on the Preston team in the 2014 Financial Literacy Competition!

Stock Market Game: This simulation offered by the School of Business and Economics at Nipissing University is based on actual stock quotes from the TSX stock market in Canada and the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ in the US. The Nipissing SMC game offers a wide variety of over 7,000 stocks. Students in Gr. 9 and 10 Introduction to Business will be invited to participate in this simulation and begin trading from February 22 to March 31, 20167after markets close.

Camp Enterprise: Camp Enterprise Golden Triangle is a cooperative effort between multiple Rotary Clubs in the ‘Golden Triangle’ region surrounding Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph, Waterloo and Fergus. Six selected students from PHS have the opportunity, at no cost, to attend a 3 day immersive camp at the University of Waterloo from May 4 to 6, 2017 about business and entrepreneurship. Students will get to attend keynote speaker lectures and participate in collaborative activities culminating in a business plan presentation at the end of camp. For more information, see a Business Teacher or visit:

Junior Achievement:   JA inspires high school students to understand the role of business in our society by creating an enterprise of their own. By collaborating with professional volunteer consultants to design, organize and operate a real business, students experience how a small enterprise functions. Company Program offers new possibilities for the next generation of successful start-ups.
● Discover the risks and rewards of starting a business
● Systematically solve actual business challenges
● Demonstrate the importance of ethical standards in business
● Foster positive relationships between youth and business communities