School of Business and Entrepreneurship
The TPCHS School of Business and Entrepreneurship is a unique leadership development program designed to prepare its members to become the community and business leaders of tomorrow. The goal of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship is to create dynamic professional-, civic-, and service-minded high school students by developing servant-leadership, business, and entrepreneurial skills, inspiring purpose, and empowering students to make a difference.
The TPCHS School of Business and Entrepreneurship will cultivate opportunities to engage with professionals and the community with a strong biblical conscience. Through this work, students will discover their place in the world, the ability to act upon it, and the capacity to make a difference.
- Develop servant-leadership, public speaking, and business skills
- Develop a business understanding and entrepreneurial spirit
- Gain exposure to critical issues facing industry and the community today
- An opportunity to meet and learn from business and community leaders
- Recognition at graduation and special distinction on the diploma
Admission to the School of Business and Entrepreneurship takes place each spring. The School is open to all 10-12th-grade students in good standing.
Each applicant must:
- Submit the School Application Form
- Interview with School of Business and Entrepreneurship Faculty Advisor
- Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher
- Attend School meetings as scheduled.
- Participate in all planned School group activities during school hours and on selected weekends
- Annually, members must complete 20 hours of shadowing or intern service from grade 10-12.
- Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Be a role model for the School
- During the spring semester, School members will create a presentation demonstrating their business/service activities.
- Participate in a School appropriate Exploration Trips program.
- Maintain active membership in either DECA, NHS, Student Government, lead a mentoring group or maintain membership in a dynamic leadership organization.
A student attempting to earn the School of Business and Entrepreneurship recognition must maintain an 85 or higher average in all School courses, with a consistent and demonstrated desire to remain in the program. A student whose School semester grade average falls below 85 will be placed on probation for the following semester. If the School grade average falls below 85 for two semesters, the student will typically be suspended from the program
School of Business and Entrepreneurship students will receive priority of schedule for desired/necessary courses to complete the program’s requirements.
School course requirements:
- Intro to Business
- Financial Accounting
Each May, School members will give their presentation to a panel consisting of TPCHS teachers, administrators, and local community leaders.