High School Entrepreneurship Pathway Programs
A High School Entrepreneurship Program Could Be a Great Fit for Your Student
The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in today's youth, and an online high school entrepreneurship program could be just the thing to set your student on the path to being their own boss.
The entrepreneur pathway* is offered at several tuition-free** online Destinations Career Academies powered by K12. Destinations combines traditional high school academics with career readiness education electives to help give students a jump-start on the future.
What courses are offered in the entrepreneur pathway?
In addition to traditional high school academic courses, Destinations students in the entrepreneur pathway take the following electives:
- Business and Marketing Explorations
- Marketing 1 and 2
- Entrepreneurship 1
- Computer Literacy
- Microsoft Office 1 and 2
Destinations plans to offer these courses in a project based learning format in the coming school years. Project based learning allows students to learn work-ready professional skills by collaborating with other students on projects.
Which certification exams can my student prepare for in the entrepreneurship pathway?
Industry-recognized certifications can help give students an edge over the competition—whether they're planning to attend college, a trade school, or jump right into a career. Destinations courses help prepare students in the entrepreneurship pathway to take the following certification exams:†
- Microsoft Office Specialist Excel
- Microsoft Office Specialist Word
- Certiport Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Certification
Meet Destinations Student and Entrepreneur Rain
Rain is a Destinations Career Academy student studying business and marketing. She loves baking, art, and the real-life relevance of her courses. Each school day is a combination of online courses called Class Connects, assistance from her Learning Coach (her mom), interaction with other students, and filling cupcake orders. That’s right, in addition to being a high school student, Rain is already a business owner!
The courses at Destinations teach Rain valuable knowledge that directly applies to her baked goods business. She works on projects at Destinations that she can immediately use to improve her website and financial projections. This is a great example of how useful a career-focused education can be for students interested in gaining technical skills that are relevant right away for use in the workforce.
Take a peek into A Day in the Life and learn more about Rain, her courses, and her sweet treats business called Bakeology.
Is a high school entrepreneurship program right for my student?
*Career fields and pathways vary by school. Check with your school for its current offerings.
**Families do not pay tuition for a student to attend an online public school. Common household items and office supplies like printer ink and paper are not provided. Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.
†Many Microsoft® Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and we believe students who attend Destinations for at least two years in their desired pathway will have further exposure to career readiness education courses to be prepared for certification testing.