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1 A Small Learning Community at Thomas Worthington High School ENTREPRENEURSHIP BUSINESS ACADEMY

2 Overview The Entrepreneurship Business Academy is a small learning community proposed for TWHS. This academy is a rigorous four-year sequence of courses designed to prepare students for post-secondary business programs in college and/or entry into the workforce. The Entrepreneurship Business Academy is a small learning community proposed for TWHS. This academy is a rigorous four-year sequence of courses designed to prepare students for post-secondary business programs in college and/or entry into the workforce.

3 Entrepreneurship education is a lifelong learning process. Entrepreneurship education is a lifelong learning process. Students who participate in the Entrepreneurship Business Academy will have: Students who participate in the Entrepreneurship Business Academy will have: Progressively more challenging educational activities Progressively more challenging educational activities Experiences that will enable them to develop the insight needed to discover and create entrepreneurial opportunities Experiences that will enable them to develop the insight needed to discover and create entrepreneurial opportunities The expertise to successfully start and manage their own businesses. The expertise to successfully start and manage their own businesses.

4 Students involved in this academy will : Develop useful skills and knowledge in preparation to succeed in a college business program Develop useful skills and knowledge in preparation to succeed in a college business program Become productive employees in the business world Become productive employees in the business world Better understand business structures and operations Better understand business structures and operations Become better corporate citizens Become better corporate citizens

5 Staff Involved Sharon Clemans-Business Kim Hanlin-Business Sean Luzader-Business FUTURE INVOLVEMENT FROM THE FOLLOWING: English Department Foreign Language Department Tech Ed. Department Social Studies Department Math Department

6 Business Community Collaboration Ken Carey, Lauterbach & Eilber Mike Hanlin, Hanlin Rainaldi Construction Corp. Rick Zarnoch, Huntington Bank Greg Ubert, Crimson Cup Business Advisory Council Cathy Lyttle, Worthington Industries Richard Cordray, Ohio Attorney General

7 Implementation Timeline BUSINESS COURSES – RequiredFUTURE COURSE IMPLEMENTATION Semester 1 Keyboarding & Computer Skills (.5 Units) Semester 2 Microsoft Office Advanced Applications (.5 Units) Foreign Language Credit Required Math Credit Freshman Year

8 Implementation Timeline BUSINESS COURSES – RequiredFUTURE COURSE IMPLEMENTATION Semester 1 Web Page Design (.5 Units) Semester 2 Accounting 1 (.5 Units) Foreign Language Credit Required Math Credit Tech Ed – Multimedia Communications Sophomore Year

9 Implementation Timeline BUSINESS COURSES – RequiredFUTURE COURSE IMPLEMENTATION Semester 1 Personal Financial Management (.5 Units) Semester 2 Introduction to Business (.5 Units) Required Math Credit English – Speech Leadership in Business Junior Year

10 Implementation Timeline BUSINESS COURSES – RequiredFUTURE COURSE IMPLEMENTATION Semester 1 Exploring Entrepreneurship (.5 Units) Semester 2 Business Internship (.5 Units) English – Senior Comp / Business Writing Social Studies – Government/Economics Senior Year

11 Logistics Program would begin during the school year. Program would begin during the school year Program would start with implementation of 2 Business Courses: Program would start with implementation of 2 Business Courses: Keyboarding & Computer Skills Keyboarding & Computer Skills Microsoft Office Advanced Application Microsoft Office Advanced Application Would begin implementation of other curriculum courses in Would begin implementation of other curriculum courses in Expectation of students per grade level involved each year. Expectation of students per grade level involved each year. Maximum of 100 students accepted. Maximum of 100 students accepted.

12 Cost to Implement Staffing Costs: Staffing Costs: No increase in FTE’s No increase in FTE’s Can currently be implemented with existing staff Can currently be implemented with existing staff Possibility of future growth if desired by administration Possibility of future growth if desired by administration No increase in cost!!! No increase in cost!!!

13 Cost to Implement Equipment Costs: Equipment Costs: Updated version of MS Office Software Updated version of MS Office Software Possible new version of Operating Systems Possible new version of Operating Systems Cost projection would come from Computer Services Cost projection would come from Computer Services May be part of the Technology Implementation Plan May be part of the Technology Implementation Plan New Desktop Units New Desktop Units Determined by Computer Services Determined by Computer Services May be part of the Technology Implementation Plan May be part of the Technology Implementation Plan

14 Cost to Implement Textbook Costs: Textbook Costs: Need for updated MS Office Textbooks to be compatible with new MS Office version Need for updated MS Office Textbooks to be compatible with new MS Office version New textbooks for Personal Financial Management New textbooks for Personal Financial Management Need for new textbooks for future implementation of other courses ( ) Need for new textbooks for future implementation of other courses ( ) These will be provided through Business Graded Course of Study that is currently being developed These will be provided through Business Graded Course of Study that is currently being developed

15 Benefit to Students Students are immersed in real life learning experiences where they have an opportunity to take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes.Students are immersed in real life learning experiences where they have an opportunity to take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes. Students have the ability to create and operate a new venture.Students have the ability to create and operate a new venture.  Students are inspired and motivated to achieve while in school and use their knowledge in a real world setting.  Students become productive and thoughtful citizens who contribute to local, regional, and national competitiveness.

16 Benefit to Students Better prepare students to: Better prepare students to: 1. Major in a Business Program in college. 2. Start their own business 3. Become a better employee within a current business 4. Understand finances – both personally and within a business

17 Benefit to Students Receive College Credit for coursework completed in the Academy Receive College Credit for coursework completed in the Academy Pursue a computer certification program – International Computer Drivers License (ICDL) Pursue a computer certification program – International Computer Drivers License (ICDL) Participation in Business Professionals of America Participation in Business Professionals of America Completion of a Real-World Internship opportunity Completion of a Real-World Internship opportunity Look at the Possibilities...


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