Published in Pacelli Perspective

September 29, 2022

Boss Club Comes to Oak Hill Academy

Oak Hill Academy in Lincroft, NJ, has just launched its new entrepreneur program in partnership with “Boss Club” USA.  Seventh graders at the school are involved with a semester long course, which is part of the Explorations program.  (Explorations is an innovative class created by Oak Hill where students research topics of interest, work collaboratively, solve real world problems, and present their findings.) The “Boss Club” curriculum was originated as a college-level course at Baylor University’s nationally ranked entrepreneurship program; however, the founder of the program decided to bring entrepreneurial education to a younger audience.  The middle school course is designed to bring cross-curricular, project based learning to practically instill the fundamentals of work ethic, financial stewardship, people skills, and creativity.  Additionally, it sets up a mindset that can be applied to any pursuit in life by being able to tangibly see how one can simplify a seemingly complex pursuit into easily manageable pieces and build confidence through daily progress towards a goal.  The program’s learning objectives include the following:

  1. Understand what it means to be an entrepreneur with inspiring stories of success.
  2. Learn the basic process for selecting, designing, and starting a business.  Choosing an idea, creativity, and vetting are emphasized.
  3. Conduct pricing methodology, market research, and margin analysis.
  4. Formulate an actionable marketing plan for the business.
  5. Develop tracking for customers, sales, and expenses of business.
  6. Understand basic tax and legal implications of the business and know where to seek more guidance.
  7. Understand the roles of stewardship and citizenship in sustained value and success.

Additional features of the program include confidence on camera and elsewhere, creating a presentation, regular and digital marketing, and the importance of giving back.

Oak Hill teachers have experienced professional development training and are fully supported by “Boss Club” International.  Teachers will also lead classroom discussions designed to broaden the students’ higher level thinking as they explore solutions to today’s and future real life issues.

According to the Oak Hill Academy’s Head of School, Joseph Pacelli, the Oak Hill community is excited to bring such a practical experience to its students while putting their other taught academic skills to work, such as researching, communicating, collaborating, and using critical thinking.  “This type of real life learning only strengthens all of the students’ cognitive skills,” states Pacelli.

The school feels that this course is a great way for its students to acquire a long-lasting education in a practical setting.

Oak Hill Academy is a NJ private school that is co-educational, independent, nonsectarian, and nonprofit for grades pre-kindergarten through eight. Oak Hill Academy is dedicated to a traditional, challenging, and caring learning environment that encourages comprehensive thought processes and deep understandings; thus promoting the wholesome intellectual, emotional, moral, and physical lifetime growth of our students. If you want to learn more about what makes Oak Hill Academy one of the best private school in NJ, visit us online at www.oakhillacademy.com , or subscribe to our mailing list to be notified when we post more topics.

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