This year introduces 9th grade students to the 12 entrepreneurial skills - the foundation of an eHigh education. Students learn basic research skills by completing a SWOT analysis of the local community and wider region. Students complete skills/interest surveys to determine their topics of interest and the types of activities/professions that best match their personalities. Ultimately, students take a survey course in which they learn about all of the pathways the school has to offer: 1) Design, Visual, and Media Arts, 2) Professional Sales and Entrepreneurship/Self-Employment, 3) Food Service and Hospitality, and 4) Software and Systems Development. Students also take a course in Financial Literacy.
Students begin their introductory pathway courses based on the choice they made during their 9th grade year. Students are also assigned to mentors from partner businesses or organizations. In addition, students are eligible to take introductory career and technical education college courses through our dual enrollment partnership with San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC).
Students begin internships with one of eHigh’s internal businesses that are connected to the pathways (Currently Panther Prints and Panther Eats). Students take intermediate level pathways career courses, as well as have the opportunity to take any college courses they are interested in through SBVC. All pathways career courses have an end of the year culminating project that is showcased to the school community.
Students continue to work in internships and have the opportunity to take any college courses that interest them through our higher education partner. Students take advanced level pathways career courses. All students present an end of the year portfolio as part of their senior project. Interested students can also incubate a new idea into a business start-up, demonstrating the unique skills infused through their 4-year high school experience.
- Numerous guest speakers from every career field tied to our pathways
- Mock interviews
- Job skills training and workshops
- Field trips to local and regional businesses and community organizations
- College trips