Republic High School Business Department

Business Department
  • Business Department Overview

    The Business Department at Republic High School exists to help all students obtain the necessary skills to be employable, productive individuals. Practical applications and hands-on experiences build a strong foundation for either post-secondary or gainful employment. 
    The business program is designed to support the district mission, philosophy, and goal in the following ways:  provide technological training to enable students to be competitive in their vocational pursuits, explore career opportunities in order to make sound vocational choices, develop basic life skills needed to manage personal finances, and promote leadership opportunities to produce responsible citizens.


    Teacher Information




    Robert Coffey
    417-732-3650 ext. 5316

    • Computer Applications
    • Introduction to Business and Technology
    • Personal Finance

    Kendra Howard
    417-732-3650 ext. 5115

    • Accounting
    • Advanced Computer Applications
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Sports Entertainment Marketing
    • Personal Finance

    Benjamin McDonald
    417-732-3650 ext. 5188

    • Digital Video Production
    • Graphic Arts 1 & 2

    Ronda Middleton - Marketing Department Chair
    417-732-3650 ext. 5142
    • Applications in Marketing
    • Marketing 1 & 2
    • Marketing Internship

    Robin Robertson - Business Department Chair
    417-732-3650 ext. 5158
    • AP Computer Science A
    • Computer Science Essentials
    • Cybersecurity
    • Personal Finance
    • Web Design
  • Specific Course Information

    Some classes in the Business Department are articulated with OTC.  This means that a student who passes a class in the business department with an 80% or better can have that course put on his/her transcript at OTC and will not be required to retake that course if it is required for his/her degree program.  All students are encouraged, but not required to take advantage of this no charge opportunity to get a head start on continuing their education.
    Personal Finance is a graduation requirement for all students.  Students must have one Practical Art credit in addition to passing Personal Finance in order to meet the requirements for graduation.  The business department offers students valuable skills that will help them whether they are going directly into the workforce after graduation or continue their education.