In high school Entrepreneurial Leadership, a project-based honors elective, student work culminates in the production of viable business plans that participants are challenged to enact.
Students gain experience at identifying market needs, selecting business or non-profit strategies, prototyping products and services, and using data to sustain the viability of business models over time.
Students are challenged to develop their acumen in business leadership through:
- Researching and identifying local and regional business opportunities
Practice in extemporaneous speaking, pitching, and networking
Applying servant-leadership principles to solve community needs
Interaction with local captains of industry to understand leadership styles across various business types
Developing original business plans for entry in entrepreneurship competition
Examples of recent student research and business ventures include:
- Development and planning of the Urban Farm
Creating a new shipping container solution
Production of a "slime" infused with natural oils and other ingredients to stimulate multiple senses and calm the user
Prototyping and evaluation of a unique freshwater generation system for outdoor pets