The Corporate Center for Business & Technology is designed to prepare students with the skills needed for success in college and the workplace through coursework combining, technology, business, and academics. At Corporate, students will have the option of choosing one of two programs:
ENTREPRENEURSHIP or SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Students are provided with three full years of content specific to Entrepreneurship or Software Engineering. Although the programs are aligned in two separate tracks, many curriculum elements can be found in both programs.
The Entrepreneurship track utilizes the Virtual Enterprises International program, "an in-school, live, global business simulation that offers students a competitive edge through project-based, collaborative learning and the development of 21st-century skills in entrepreneurship, global business, problem solving, communication, personal finance and technology." In our nationally-ranked Virtual Enterprise (VE) Program, students work in a simulated business environment that provides real-world training for business careers. Students may participate in various competitions and events, including representing New Dorp HS at trade fairs in California, Tennessee, and Germany. Internships, scholarships, and college level courses are also available to VE students. (https://veinternational.org/) .
It is one of two programs at New Dorp High School that has been accredited by the NYS Education Department to offer a Career and Technical Education [CTE] endorsement on the Regents Diploma. To receive this prestigious endorsement, students must complete several demanding components, including the approved three year course of study in Entrepreneurship and the comprehensive technical assessment. Students learn how to use business software, Microsoft Office applications, in real-world situations such as accounting, marketing, and finance, and participate in annual local, city and national competitions.
The Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) program "is a comprehensive standards-aligned computer science and software engineering education program for grades 6 to 12." The goals of the program are: (1) to address the shortage of high school graduates ready to enter new and emerging interdisciplinary high-tech fields, and (2) to ensure that NYC students can access career opportunities at the “middle skill” level (positions that require education and training beyond high school but less than a bachelor’s degree) as well as pursue additional academic opportunities in computer science, software engineering, and STEM. (http://cs4all.nyc/academic-programs/sequences/)