Welcome to the High School of Business™! High School of Business™ is designed much like a college business administration program. Students take approximately one course per semester, beginning with Principles of Business. 


Each of our High School of Business™ courses is designed to:

  • Provide students with a thorough understanding of business concepts and their theoretical underpinnings
  • Foster economic understanding in the context of business decision-making
  • Encourage students to think critically
  • Stimulate innovative and entrepreneurial thinking
  • Stress integration with academics
  • Provide a foundation that supports advanced study in business
  • Provide a broadly based business curriculum that supports transferable skills and knowledge between and among industries
  • Incorporate the use of technology to perform business activities
  • Stress the use of emotional intelligence in diverse societies
  • Foster a realistic understanding of professional business environments and employer expectations
  • Stimulate information literacy skills
  • Foster an understanding, appreciation, and application of business ethics

We highly encourage each of our students to participate in business co-curricular student organizations: DECA and FBLA.


DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.


Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.

In addition to our co-curricular clubs, students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of business through a variety of our business partnerships.

Internships - Adams County

Students can participate in internships that explore many different careers. This opportunity is only available to Adams County students.

Junior Achievement

The mission of Junior Achievement is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. It's not an easy task. But it's the kind of challenge that JA takes on with creative energy, fervor, and decisive action.

Guest Speakers

We bring in guest speakers from business and industry throughout the year, so students can find out more about the "real" world of business. If you are interested in these types of opportunities, please email Mrs. Wimmer at hilary.wimmer@adams12.org.

Capitalism With a Conscience

Students in our classes are taught about the value of nurturing a successful business by implementing sound ethical practices and giving back to the community. Guest speakers from business and industry also come into classes to present and work on "real world" ethical scenarios with the students and to share how their businesses give back to the community. 



(720) 972-6300


12500 Huron St.
Westminster, CO 80234


High School Information Nights

November 13, 2018 and November 14, 2018

Adams 12 Five Star Schools Educational Support Center

1500 E. 128th Avenue, Thornton, Colorado 80241

6:00 - 6:40 p.m. - Session 1: High School of Business Presentation Session

6:50 - 7:30 p.m. - Session 2: High School of Business Presentation Session

High School of Business School Tours

Students must register for a tour at the following link: High School of Business Tours

November 27th or November 28th

Tuesday, November 27th

7:10 - 7:50 a.m. -Tour and Breakfast 

7:55 -8:45 a.m. - High School of Business Class Visit

Wednesday, November 28th

7:10 - 7:50 a.m. -Tour and Breakfast 

7:55 -8:45 a.m. - High School of Business Class Visit


November 1st: High School of Business application process opens.

November 13th & 14th: High School Information Nights at the Educational Support Center (1500 E. 128th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80241)

  • November 13th - High School of Business Information Sessions

    • Session 1: 6:00 - 6:40 p.m.

    • Session 2: 6:50 - 7:30 p.m.

  • November 14th - High School of Business Information Sessions

    • Session 1: 6:00 - 6:40 p.m.

    • Session 2: 6:50 - 7:30 p.m.

December 7th: High School of Business Online Application Deadline (11:59 p.m.).

January 25th: All candidates will be notified of the decision regarding their acceptance to the High School of Business program.

February 22nd - Accepted candidates must inform the Mountain Range Registrar of their decision to attend or not attend.

**Dates are subject to change.

Application Process

Step 1: Fill out online application. Click here for an overview of the application. 

Step 2: E-mail the link to the Teacher Recommendation Form to two of your current teachers. Inform the teachers that the recommendation form must be completed by December 7th, 2018. 
If the applicant is currently not attending an Adams 12 School, please complete Step #3.

Step 3: E-mail a copy of your most recent PARCC/State Assessment scores and your 7th grade report card to tiffany.l.hansen@adams12.org with the subject line of "HSB application documentation - your name".



DECA Conference

DECA Conference

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