If you are a student who has a desire to succeed in life and who wants to learn amazing skills which can be used throughout your entire life, YOU ARE INVITED to let us know of your interest? Parents, if your child, teen, or young adult fits one of the categories below, let us know of your interest.
Our flexible schedules will work for students in Regular Schools, including Athletes, Band and Colorguard Members, Kern Learn, Independent Studies, Home School and Charter School Programs, as well as students who are educated in other ways.
Who benefits the most from Matrix Entrepreneur Academy?
- Students who want to make things happen
- Students who love a challenge and want to solve problems.
- Students who are independent thinkers
- Students who want to work for themselves
- Children of entrepreneurs
- Students who do not seem to fit into a regular school
- Students who are at risk of quitting school to make money
- Students who are bored and want a non-traditional education
The first step is to join Matrix Entrepreneur Academy as a member or register for a class or workshop. Please note each student registering must have his/her own form on file.
Student Options & Services
Matrix Entrepreneur Academy is a organization with 4 categories of students and adult community groups.
1. Matrix Junior E-club (Ages 5 – 12) Text MATRIX to 888-413-0712 for Updates
2. Matrix Teen E-club (Ages 18 and under) Text MATRIX1 to 888-413-0712 for Updates
3. Matrix Young Adult E-club Membership (Ages 18 – 25+) Text MATRIX2 to 888-413-0712 for Updates
4. Matrix Booster E-club for Sponsors, Volunteers, Parents, Mentors, and Community Supporters (Ages 25 +) Text MATRIX3 to 888-413-0712 for Updates
An updated list of classes can be found online. Click here
Our students will come from a wide variety of backgrounds and school situations. The commitment to be in our Entrepreneur Class may mean adjusting the schedule as well as rearranging when and how regular core curriculum classes are taken. While students may sign-up for any of the entrepreneur classes, some class times will work better than others. Below are the following options:
- Morning Class – 10:00 to 11:30 am
Home School, Independent Study, or Charter School Students.
- Mid-Day Class – 1 – 2:30 pm
Athletes, Band and Colorguard Members, Regular High School Students, as well as Home School, Independent Study, or Charter School Students
If attending a public or private high school and a full schedule is needed to graduate,
One or two classes may be taken by Enrolling in the Kern High School Online Program called Kern Learn Watch the video: Blended Learning. The program uses a wide variety of learning techniques.
This schedule enables students to be at other activities by 3:00 pm.
- After School Class – 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Regular Comprehensive, Private, or Charter School. Class time may need to be adjusted based on class members school day.
What is an Entrepreneur?
Robert Kyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, described success as an entrepreneur
is making money while the entrepreneur sleeps.
Will Students Earn Credit for Completing The Entrepreneur Course?
The high school curriculum is CTE-Based Curricula from epi: Entrepreneur Pathways, Inc. Certificates are given to
students who complete each 12 week class which are great for resumes and college
What are the Benefits for my student attending an Entrepreneur (Business) School?
- The principles taught are applicable in their own business or in a corporate world that needs better thinkers.
- This is a chance to learn if entrepreneurship is right for them
- Increased interest in attending college
- Greater occupational aspirations
- Improved scores in independent reading
- Improved Resumes for Internships and Jobs with Certificates for Financial
- Education, Entrepreneurship, and Skills for Success
Who are the Instructors?
- Credentialed Secondary or College Instructors with business experience.
- CTE credentialed teachers for specialty subjects
- Business specialists with extensive experience in specialty subjects
At what age should a student learn about Finances and Entrepreneurship (business)?
- Dr. Kurt Krueger, President, Concordia University says, “It’s Never Too Early.
- We will strive to introduce entrepreneurial skills at an early age and nurture an
entrepreneurial drive that would set students on the right path for success in achieving their career and life goals.
Are students learning about business in regular schools?
The Dilemma: High School Students Aren’t Getting Enough Business Education?
- Seven out of ten high school students say they want to start their own business (Gallup poll); the dream of many high school students is to become self-employed. A Department of Commerce study shows that teens’ strong interest in starting a business derives from the freedom associated with being their own boss.
- 86% of the teens surveyed rated themselves very poor to fair on their knowledge of entrepreneurship and business.
- 85% indicated they believed it was important to receive entrepreneurship education.
- When it comes to unemployment, today’s teens are not ones to sit around and complain. They take action. Many are not about looking for jobs; they are about creating them. For this generation, it’s becoming a create-your-own-job economy. They want to make their passion their business and help change the world. And to do so, they are seeking the tools and training to help them.
- Currently in the Kern High School District headquartered in Bakersfield, California, there are entrepreneur classes taught at the Regional Occupational Center and the Center for Technical Education. In addition there are noncredited classes taught for students in 7th – 12th grades.
So, what do junior high and high school students know about being entrepreneurs?
It turns out their curiosity about the world around them, natural creativity, willingness to take risks, and unbridled enthusiasm are also the characteristics of our greatest
So why is the board of directors of Innovative Entrepreneur Education starting an Entrepreneur class?
- Every member of the board says they wish they had had these lessons before becoming an adult entrepreneur.
- Most businesses fail because they do not know how to manage a business like marketing, cash flow, pricing, etc. They are usually very good at what they do.
Does this school replace high school?
No, a high school diploma and even college are important for a person’s resume but
learning marketable skills and having a certificate to show you have made the effort to go beyond school and learn real-world skills is very attractive to employers as well as giving the skills to start a business.
The Registration Form Online shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Acknowledgment of receipt and review of the Student Handbook signed by the Parents/guardians/caregivers and students.
- $100 non-refundable deposit which will be applied to the tuition fee when received up to 30 days prior to the first class or tuition in full.
Once registration is complete, there will be a time to meet the instructors prior to the first class. Students interested in attending Matrix Entrepreneur Academy will be most successful if they:
- Have a sincere desire to learn about finances, business, and entrepreneurship.
- Have a sincere desire to develop leadership skills and improve their level of self-confidence
- Have an interest in learning how to start a business while in school.
- Are willing to comply with the school’s policies (Please review our Parent/Student Handbook).
- Maintain a satisfactory citizenship records in their previous and current school.
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in their previous and current school
Entrepreneur Academy does not typically accept students who have been expelled from any school.
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