Mr. Nusbaum's Schedule
Period 1: Marketing Strategies I (Full-Year Course)
(Grades: 9-12), Weight: College Prep, 5 Credits. Students learn the marketing principles of manufacturing, promotion, advertising, and selling of everyday consumer products as well as the role of marketing in our free enterprise system. As part of their learning laboratory in the field of marketing, students in this course participate in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America). Participation in DECA is mandatory and requires payment of membership dues and attendance at academic competitions. This course counts towards the graduation requirement for Technological Literacy and 21st Century Life and Careers.
Periods 2 and 3: Freshman Seminar (Fall Semester)
(Grade: 9), Weight: College Prep, 2½ Credits. This course is designed to help freshmen successfully transition into high school life. It provides them with new opportunities for academic enrichment and assistance, as well as the chance to improve on already learned skills. The following units of study will be covered: strategies that empower students to be more organized, more confident, and more successful in school; public speaking and communication; Microsoft Office---Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and service-learning. This course counts towards the graduation requirement for Technological Literacy and 21st Century Life and Careers.
Periods 2 and 3: Financial Literacy (Spring Semester)
(Grade: 11-12), Weight: College Prep, 2½ Credits. This course is designed to help students develop usable personal financial management skills that will enable them to successfully plan and manage their personal financial resources. The principles and skills learned will enable the student to achieve financial and life goals. Topics include: career planning and income level; living on one’s own; money management; becoming a critical consumer; credit and debt management; planning, saving and investing; risk management and insurance; and civic financial responsibility. This course satisfies the graduation requirement for 21st Century Life and Careers and Financial Literacy.
Period 4: Marketing Strategies II Honors
(Grades: 10-12), Weight: Honors, 5 Credits, Prerequisite: Successful completion of Marketing Strategies I with a grade of “C” or higher. Students are provided with an in-depth study of marketing and advertising principles. Topics covered include price planning, physical distribution, pricing calculations, marketing research, and retail sales promotion. Enrolled students continue their mandatory participation in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) which includes membership dues and attendance at academic competitions. This course counts towards the graduation requirement for Technological Literacy and 21st Century Life and Careers.
Periods 5 through 8: Lenape Valley Bus Transportation Coordinator/Class Preparation
In addition to teaching, and serving as the LVR DECA Advisor for over two decades, Mr. Nusbaum also serves as the Lenape Valley Transportation coordinator for athletic event transportation, field trips, late runs, student work experience trips, inter-local transportation with our sending districts/municipalities, maintenance and repair of vehicles, preparation for bus inspections, and all other trips involving Lenape Valley Board of Education-owned buses.