Curriculum for Entrepreneurs
The Entrepreneur Program will consist of four areas of emphasis during most classroom sessions. These are Financial Education, Entrepreneur Education, Skills for Success and Wellness for Energy. Classes will be held 2 days a week for 2 & ½ hours. Extra time for developing a business or rehearsing for performances will be scheduled as needed.
Online Classes will be an Introductory Course in Entrepreneur Education only. They will be scheduled in 12-week blocks. The 12-week class will meet online with an instructor for 1 and ½ hours for one class per week.
Regular Classes will be held during the school year in a classroom with an instructor 2 days a week for 2 & ½ hours. Extra time for developing a business or rehearsing for performances will be scheduled as needed. The regular classes for the school year will be starting on August 17,2020
Entrepreneurs must first understand personal finances before embarking on any kind of business. Each student will have their own online portal to My Financial Academy. Curriculum for this course will be from Denise Winston, of Money Starts Here. Courses are designed to meet our young entrepreneurs’ needs.
The business portion of the curriculum will be from Entrepreneur Pathways, Inc. by Dr. Timothy M Stearns of California State University, Fresno where Dr. Stearns is the professor of Entrepreneurism. Entrepreneur Pathways offers a suite of project-based curricula with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurial skills.
Skills for Success
All young entrepreneurs will participate in a personal development program called Skills for Success. This is an updated version of a class on success that Bob Ritchey taught at West High School 30 years ago. Bob capitalized on the principles in the course and became a very successful real estate investor.
Wellness for Entrepreneurs
I am learning how to delegate and how to empower people.
– Tyra Banks
Entrepreneur Academy envisions technology playing three core instructional functions:
- Personalized Instructional programs.
- Real-world connections. Technology offers a wealth of possibilities connected to the real world, including communicating with experts and others investigating similar topics, to access rich visuals, to provide engaging and current formats for research, etc.
- Applications of learning. Technology also offers engaging formats for applying skills and concepts, thereby developing higher-order thinking skills. These include creating podcasts, blogs, PowerPoints, comic strips and movies, whiteboard lessons and many more.
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
– Richard Branson
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 school 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.
Dates of 12 Week Sessions:
September 14 to December 7, 2020
10:30 am to 12:00 pm, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, or 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Classes per Week: 1 ½ Hours each online with Instructor
Class will culminate with Business Launch at the Teen Biz Expo to be held in Bakersfield in the Fall, 2020 or a Community Fair!
Tuition: $545 for 12 week Course Due at Registration (minimum of 10 students enrolled per section)
To Register: www.TeenEntrepreneurClassesOnline.com
Students must have access to the Internet and a computer or tablet.
Matrix Entrepreneur Academy Parents are ultimately responsible to make sure that their students complete their regular core subjects and complete the work required for their grade level in order to advance to the next grade.
If home school or Kern Learn is part of the plan, parents are responsible for contacting the home school options listed below or other home school options, doing their due diligence in choosing the best program for their student and paying for the program if there are fees. Some programs have online classes where the student must be in front of a computer to meet with a class of other online students. Some programs are self-paced.
August 17, 2020 to May 28, 2021
New class will start on Jan. 4, 2021 to May 28, 2021
All classes will continue in the school year 2021 – 2022
The total curriculum is 6 years although students will start at whatever grade they are in when they enter. Businesses usually do not fit into a school year. Students graduating from high school are welcome to attend two years after graduation.
Regular Class Times:
Students will only select one session.
Morning Class – 9:00 to 11:30 am
Home School, Independent Study, or Charter School Students.
Mid-Day Class – 12:15 to 2:45 pm
Athletes, Band and Color-guard Members, Regular High School Students, as well as Home School, Independent Study, or Charter School Students. One or two classes may be taken by Enrolling in the Kern High School Online Program called Kern Learn Watch the video: Blended Learning
Kern Learn is free and provided by the Kern High School District. The program uses a wide variety of learning techniques.
This class enables students to be at other activities by 3:00 pm.
After School Class – 3:00 to 5:30 pm
Regular Comprehensive, Private, or Charter High School
Class time may need to be adjusted based on class members’ school day.
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