High School, Career Center Partnering to Offer New Class in Entrepreneurship
The class will be open to juniors and seniors and will begin in the fall.
Budding entrepreneurs will have a new outlet next year.
Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School will begin offering a new honors business course in the fall in partnership with the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center. The course is called Entrepreneurial Leadership and Wealth Creation in a Global Economy, and it will give students a hands-on way to develop skills they would need to succeed in business.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education approved the addition at its meeting earlier this week.
“I think that’s great,” said Board President David Tryon. He added that he thinks the field is an important part of education.
Brecksville-Broadview Heights already offers a variety of options for students interested in pursuing business as a field, from its participation in the Scholarship of Entrepreneurial Engagement program to an economics class they can take for college credit.
High school is a good time to “experiment with learning,” said high school Principal Joseph Mueller, and Brecksville-Broadview Heights wanted to make sure students had elective options outside of the traditional arts and foreign languages.
“This course seemed like a natural,” Mueller said.
The course will be taught by a teacher from the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center at no cost to the district, Superintendent Scot Prebles said. It will last a full year and be open to juniors and seniors who have taken the proper prerequisites.