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Entrepreneurship Academy

Prepare for your career while building the business of your dreams

Students build their future in the most unique way imaginable: by creating, designing, improving and presenting their own business concept. Using the power of creativity and the Danforth Campus' innovative tools and resources, students learn how to unleash their human potential and embrace the entrepreneurial spirit.

The curriculum developed in collaboration with INCubatoredu takes students through a new way of learning. Students experience the entrepreneurial process firsthand, developing skills such as critical thinking, creative problem solving, teamwork and public speaking. Failure is an accepted outcome, and instead of producing a bad grade, it simply gives students the chance to go back, to refine their creation and solve problems while they learn.

Students work on their business projects alongside advanced placement and college prep courses, giving them both the knowledge and experience that leads to success at the next level, be it college or business ownership. So what are you waiting for? Start dreaming, and tomorrow you could solve one of many problems to make life better for everyone.

Entrance Requirements:

  • Candidate must be at least a sophomore before starting the Academy
  • Candidate must be at or above grade level in reading and math
  • Demonstrate a high interest and/or aptitude in math, science and technology fields
  • Must have taken Biology I and Algebra I with a grade of B or better
  • Passed eighth-grade state test in reading and mathematics
  • Preferably have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • Homeschooled students must meet the same entrance requirements

Campus

Employment Opportunities

This program is designed to prepare students to pursue a degree in the areas of entrepreneurship and business development.

Entrepreneurship Academy Majors

About this Occupation

All academies are open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Success in this career field requires creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork, leadership, and public speaking skills. Students must have resilience, adapt to changing circumstances, and meet new and/or recurring problems head on.

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More than a third of entrepreneurs start their business during college, according to Entrepreneur Magazine

Learn from Experienced Instructors

Myka Collett

Academy instructor

Myka Collett teaches math in the Academies at the Danforth campus. She earned a Bachelor degree in Mathematics at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma. Myka previously worked as a STEM Academy Math instructor at Metro Technology Center in Oklahoma City, and as a Math teacher at Edmond Public Schools.

Stacy Golden

Academy instructor

Stacy Golden teaches math in the Academies at the Danforth campus. She earned a Bachelor of Mathematics Education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Stacy previously worked as a Math Teacher at Edmond Memorial High School I Edmond, Oklahoma, and as an AP Calculus Reader at Educational Testing Services in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jared Keester

Engineering Academy instructor

Jared Keester teaches math and science in the Academies at the Danforth campus. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of Central Oklahoma. Jared previously worked as an AP Physics Teacher at Edmond Memorial High School in Edmond, Oklahoma, and as an Algebra Teacher at Heritage Hall School in Oklahoma City.

Brad Sanders

Engineering Academy instructor

Brad Sanders teaches science in the Academies at the Danforth campus. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Science Education-Chemistry at the University of Central Oklahoma. Brad previously worked as a science teacher at Putnam City North High School in Oklahoma City, and as an ExplorOlogy Educator at the Oklahoma Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman, Oklahoma.

Abby Williams

Entrepreneurship Academy Instructor

Abby Williams teaches in the Entrepreneurship Academy at the Danforth campus. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Consumer Sciences/Career and Technology from the University of Central Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, and a Master of Education in Education Administration from Idaho State University, in Pocatello, Idaho. Abby previously was owner and chief operating officer of Northwest Pool Management Inc., and was a family and consumer sciences teacher at both Bethany High School in Bethany, and at Teton High School in Teton, Idaho.