Launching the Boss Club entrepreneurship elective course is a cross-curricular, project-based learning method to practically instill the fundamentals of work ethic, financial stewardship, people skills, and business basics.
Over the course of a semester (or at their own pace), students will design and launch a small business. Students and teachers will be given the resources to understand the basics of product design, pricing, marketing and sales, financial reporting, and community stewardship and actually implement these concepts on the business they have created.
Entrepreneurship is a unique teaching vehicle that incorporates cross-curricular skills like math, language arts, public speaking, creative arts, critical thinking, and so much more. In this very practical real-world way students are able to put to use everything else they have learned in school and provide context for their overall education.
Students that start businesses tend to also sharpen the rest of their skills in the process that makes them a more holistic individual, regardless of their ultimate career choice. They can apply the same grit of entrepreneurship to any other challenge or life pursuit.
In addition Boss Club curriculum teaches:
- Initiative and self-reliance
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Communication and collaboration
- Creativity and innovation
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Future orientation
- Opportunity recognition
- A greater comfort with ambiguity and risk
- Online and ready for the virtual classroom (accessible from desktop and mobile devices)
- Teacher and student versions provided
- Standard and faith-based options available
- Extensive written curriculum, videos, worksheets, grading rubrics and a host of other teacher resources
- Incorporates Bloom’s taxonomy for learning with critical questions outlined in each module to encourage deeper thought and greater student engagement
The curriculum is designed as a semester course lasting 15 weeks (flexible for various semester lengths) and is broken into six core modules that are then broken into weekly timeframes. Each module and each week has a teacher and student guide that provides ample background and explanation of the lessons being taught, activity assignments and worksheets, video resources, and context for why this step is important in the entrepreneurial process.
The modules are:
- Module 1: Intro to Entrepreneurship and Selecting a Business
- Module 2: Designing Your Business
- Module 3: Launching Your Business
- Module 4: Tracking for Your Business
- Module 5: Marketing and Sales
- Module 6: Profit, Taxes, and Giving Back (co-written with a Certified Public Accountant and an attorney)
"Boss Club is quickly becoming the gold standard in entrepreneurship education for primary and secondary schools. For students interested in immediately starting their own business, or in continuing their entrepreneurship education in college, the Boss Club curriculum provides them the mindset and toolkit to greatly increase their odds of success."
- Dr. Kendall Artz, Director, Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at Baylor University
Our faith-based version builds on the standard curriculum by providing Biblical lessons and scriptural references that teach business and entrepreneurship from a Christian worldview.
The Bible has much to say about all of the activities involved in entrepreneurship that can also be applied to any other pursuit. Each week of our curriculum includes important scriptural application designed to create and equip future Christian leaders regardless of their ultimate career path.
The Boss Club curriculum actually started as a college-level course at a nationally ranked entrepreneurship program where students would start real businesses over the course of the semester. The founder of that course then co-founded Boss Club to start entrepreneurial education at a much younger age.
The same proven business education that was taught at the collegiate level has been incorporated at the middle and high school level in the Boss Club curriculum. You can choose Boss Club with confidence knowing it comes from an already proven teaching methodology!
Are there long-term contracts?
We offer 6-month licenses through our website and can offer longer-term licenses upon request for your home, public, or private school. There are no long-term commitments and you can cancel at any time.
Throughout the semester if I have questions, who can I talk to?
Absolutely! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help and to ensure you have a successful semester.
What is the age range for the curriculum?
We offer a middle school (recommended for ages 11-13) and high school (recommended for ages 14-18) version of our curriculum in both standard and faith-based formats.
Does the curriculum include Boss Club Business Kits?
Boss Club School Curriculum products do not include Business Kits. Business Kits are design for a younger audience and are a much more structured learning experience where businesses are already defined, and we include all the ingredients, packaging, and marketing materials in the box.
Boss Club School Curriculum includes logins to our online learning platform, access to the curriculum, worksheets, grading rubrics, videos and more. Our curriculum is designed to provide older students with the guidance they need to develop their own business idea and have the flexibility to use their own creativity to bring that idea to life while providing them all the resources they need to be successful.
Can I print the curriculum or worksheets?
Yes. Our curriculum is fully digital and accessible any phone, tablet, or PC, but all of our content is also available for print.
For students 7 and up, try our business kits! They come with everything needed to start a pre-defined business along with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions that provide structure with plenty of room for creativity. There are no trips to the store, as each box has everything you need to launch the business. It's the perfect starting point for our younger entrepreneurs!
Not ready for our semester-long curriculum? Our business kits are the perfect entry point to entrepreneurship because they provide everything needed to start a pre-defined business in one powerful box.
Each kit includes a step-by-step guide book, pre-measured ingredients, packaging materials, and marketing materials to start a small business with $40-50 in sales. Tons of 5-star raving reviews make these kits a great way for any student to start their entrepreneurial journey!