EARN CTE AND ELECTIVE CREDIT TOWARD GRADUATION WHILE PREPARING FOR A REWARDING CAREER RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL!
Program Description: Do you have an interest in starting your own business? The Small Business Start-Up program is an exploratory program that introduces students to the process of launching a business. Using a hands-on, team-centered approach, students will sharpen communication and collaboration skills, explore how to create a plan, raise funds, hone customer service interaction, develop as a leader, and learn foundational financial concepts. Students will explore the educational and entrepreneurial opportunities available from many fields including finance.
High School Equivalency Credits: Students earn 3.0 credits per year allocated as 1.0 Career Technical Education and 2.0 Elective. See how these credits satisfy graduation requirements in the Program of Study.
College Credits: Credits available through South Puget Sound Community College: up to 5 credits, Clover Park Technical College: up to 7 credits, Bates Technical College: up to 5 credits, or Pierce College: up to 5 credits
Students who successfully complete the program and meet the college grading requirements, will be eligible to apply.
Career Pathways: Customer Service, Office Clerk, Secretary, Administrative Assistant, Bookkeeping, Accounting Clerk, Accountant, Financial Manager, Human Resources, Retail, Hospitality