Curriculum

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.

Entrepreneurship 1, 2, and 3 Classes will be held during the school year in a classroom with an instructor or online depending on best health practices.
Class will be held 1 day a week for 1 & ½ hours.

Entrepreneurship 1, 2, and 3 Classes may include developing a class business as well as a personal business with a mentor. Extra time for developing a business or rehearsing for performances will be scheduled as needed.

These classes help teens and young adults start a side hustle (business) connecting teens and young adults with real world business

Workshops are specialized classes on subjects which will supplement the Entrepreneur class. 

 

Financial Education

Entrepreneurs must first understand personal finances before embarking on any kind of business. Courses are designed to meet our young entrepreneurs’ needs.

Entrepreneur Education

Entrepreneurship 1, 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.

This curriculum is enhanced by several other activities and lessons that go beyond the scope of the Entrepreneur Pathways

Entrepreneurship 2 will be a more in-depth curriculum also from Entrepreneur Pathways.

Entrepreneurship 3 will revolve around Innovation and Development Entrepreneurism.

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

The young entrepreneurs will come to realize that their physical health is extremely important and excellent health is a must in order to continue to lead others in a business. Health topics will include nutrition, diet, and healthy lifestyle decision-making. Good decisions for a healthy lifestyle will be emphasized.

I am learning how to delegate and how to empower people.

– Tyra Banks

Technology

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.
  • Registration 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

Class Schedules

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. 

Regular Class Times 

Students will only select one session.

Morning Class – 9:00 to 10:20 am or 10:30 – 11:50 am
Home School, Independent Study, or Charter School Students.
Mid-Day Class – 1 – 2:30 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 – 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Regular Comprehensive, Private, or Charter High School

Class time may need to be adjusted based on class members’ school day.

Classes per Week:

One class for 1 ½ Hours each in person or online with Instructor

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 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.

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 the Young Adult Class or an Adult Class..

Classes per Week:   1 ½ Hours each online or in person with Instructor  

All Classes
All Classes will culminate with Business Launch at the Teen Biz Expo to be held in Bakersfield or a Community Fair! 

Biz Expos or a Community Vendor Show

Biz Expos are held at least twice a year for all ages. This is a vendor show where students who have or have just started a business may present their products or services for sale or for marketing.

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.

Total Curriculum

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 of all ages, especially those graduating from high school, are encouraged to continue being a Member of an E-club in order to continue the support of their entrepreneur pursuits in business.

Matrix E-Club Benefits
Matrix E-clubs will promote Networking Skills:
Monthly Mixers for each age level held at a local business – 2 Hours
Food and Drinks with Music and Entertainment
A New Networking Skill will be Introduced and Practiced during each event – 10 minutes
A Local Entrepreneur will tell his or her Story – 10 minutes
FREE space at the Teen Biz Expos
Other Events and Field Trips

Juniors, Teens, and Young Adults Join
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