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Business


Business Academy Students

Attend a Job Shadow Day at Disney Studios!



High School Heroes

Teacher for a Day!


Street SimpliCity

Business Plan Team

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Welcome AP Sanchez

New Business Academy Assistant Principal

Happy Retirement

AP Sally Li Young

Former Business Academy Assistant Principal

Happy Halloween!

From Old Man Vidal and Luigi Litkowski


Teacher for a Day!

Our Business Academy students “Took Over” PS303 for a day!  The HS Students taught lessons based on financial literacy and community responsibilities to all classes in grades K-3 with the help of Junior Achievement.

"Work Together,
Play Together"

Employees of Novus V-Tech enjoy prom 



Novus V-Tech Wins Again!

Congratulations to our Virtual Enterprise class for winning a silver medal at the NYC Trade Fair with their Booth Presentation.  Great job!

The Goldman Sachs job shadow was an amazing day for our
Entrepreneurship students!

3rd Place in the Queens Business Plan Competition!

Congratulations Novus V-tech, you have advanced to the next level of competition once again!

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Congratulations to the Forest Hills
High School Business Plan Team!

We have advanced to the NYC Virtual Enterprise Business Plan Competition once again! 

Our Business, Novus Tech, will be competing citywide on February 7th at the Museum of Moving Image after passing through the Queens borough competition last month. 

Best of luck to Mr. Suydam and his talented Business Plan Team!


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The Forest Hills High School Business Department is led by Assistant Principal Carrie Sanchez.  Her office is located in room 381.  A.P. Sanchez is available from 7:00am to 3:00pm.

Mission Statement

     The mission of the Business Department at Forest Hills High School is to educate and prepare our students for a successful transition into college, the business world, and society after high school.

Entrepreneurship/Virtual Enterprise Program

     The Entrepreneurship/Virtual Enterprise Program is a three year business program designed to provide the incoming students with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience necessary to become future successful college students and professionals upon graduation.

Students in the Entrepreneurship/Virtual Enterprise Program take three sequential courses:
Computer Applications (open to all students)
Entrepreneurship
Virtual Enterprise
For more information, click each class above to see course outlines and descriptions.


Emphasizing college and career readiness, the program is 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.


With the guidance of a teacher facilitator and associated business mentors of various fields, the Virtual Enterprise course utilizes the skills acquired in Computer Applications and Entrepreneurship to replicate all the functions of a real business. Becoming a part of the business means you may find yourself working for the product development team, in production and distribution, marketing and sales, human resources, accounting and finance, web design or the board of directors!  


This experience gives students a head start on jobs and careers, through developing and managing a business.  Students work in teams to make decisions about how to complete their departmental tasks in support of company goals and objectives.  


     If you are interested in the program, please see Mr. Suydam in room 363B for more information or send an e-mail to: rsuydam@schools.nyc.gov.
Also, click the "Virtual Enterprise Newsletter" below.



Excerpt from VEI, https://veinternational.org/about/