GSE entrepreneurs may earn performance-based high school credit for attending the summer program.
GSE is designed to satisfy performance-based entrepreneurship credit (Code 060185 or 080310) for high school students as a business education elective. Student entrepreneurs who complete GSE's three-week residential program will put in a minimum of 145 hours of learning and work time. This time is comprised of direct instruction, applied learning, interdisciplinary projects, guest speakers, professional mentors, field trips, and a professional presentation.
Working in small business teams, entrepreneurs learn the nine components of a business model: customer segments, value proposition, customer relationships, channels, revenue streams, cost structure, key partners, key resources and key activities.
What goes into the work?
Using STEAM skills, entrepreneurs will design and build a prototype of their product or service. Then GSE culminates with the teams giving an oral business pitch to a panel of business owners, investors, and professionals. This day is known as Demo Day. Students who demonstrate high achievement are awarded high school credit opportunities.
In order to receive high school credit, entrepreneurs must submit the following to their high school guidance counselor:
1) A digital portfolio that includes work product saved in the student’s Google Drive folder
2) A signed letter of recognition signed by the Program Director and Collegiate Instructional Coach
3) A link to the student’s final team pitch video
GSE partners with innovative organizations, such as Newton's Attic (to learn more, visit their website www.newtonsattic.org) to provide our Entrepreneurs with uniquely engaging projects based in STEAM principles.
Deep Dive into COding
While at GSE, our Entrepreneurs will explore the beginnings of software development. We partner with Awesome Inc (to learn more, visit their website at www.awesomeinc.org) to challenge our entrepreneurs with a mature coding course.