Enterprise City – 21st Century Education
The Enterprise City elementary and middle school programs combine a dynamic integrated curriculum, with a powerful hands-on culminating experience.
Students apply and integrate math, language arts, financial literacy, social studies, civics, technology skills, teamwork and critical thinking. Students take on roles as employees, government officials, consumers and citizens while running businesses, organizations and government offices. Students create resumes, job applications, have real job interviews, get hired to a business where they work together as a team. Business teams apply and integrate math, language arts, critical thinking, financial literacy, creative arts, as they prepare their business, agency or organization, to do business in their city.
Integrated and Co-Curricular
The experience combines an exciting standards-based curriculum taught by teachers in their classroom. This is followed by a culminating event where students run their businesses “live” in a state-of-the-art city simulator, either set up at their school, or at a center in their area.
The integrated curriculum closely correlates with state Common Core and state standards across multiple disciplines.
Enterprise City lets students apply and reinforce classroom lessons in a real-world setting. Schools can experience improved test scores and increased student attendance rates when participating in Enterprise City.
Students run their city once they’ve completed the mostly math, reading, writing and social studies based preparation curriculum. These lessons are taught in the classroom by teachers.
The Enterprise City curriculum is an Integrated Curriculum, closely aligned with the Common Core, and every state’s standards.
The 12 hour curriculum, or the optional more extensive 30 hour curriculum, are highly regarded by teachers. The curriculum is easy to teach, gets students of all academic levels involved, and covers a wide range of state grade-level requirements.
Enterprise City shows students more than any other program why they’re in school each day, learning about math, reading, writing, financial literacy, team work, critical thinking and citizenship.
This is applied, real-world learning, which gives students a unique glimpse of the adult world we’re readying them for – and why, staying in school and giving their best, is so important.