• Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center

    The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (EIC) offers a unique opportunity for students in tenth through twelfth grades to gain hands-on experience in entrepreneurship and innovation by starting a business, launching a product, or offering a service. Accepted students attend the EIC part-time each day with the opportunity to gain high school credit through two unique entrepreneurship courses.

  • Students Transforming Great Ideas into Thriving Businesses

    Student entrepreneurship opportunities are limitless, but examples include:

    • Offering a service such as lawn care, babysitting, housecleaning, playing a guitar at events, pet walking, videography, or photography.
    • Finding innovative solutions to problems that face people around the world including lack of water or power in third world countries, dead phone batteries on camping trips, or a variety of social and economic challenges within our communities.
    • Starting a business like a bakery, retail venture, or an automotive shop.
    • Launching an innovative product, such as a specialized agricultural tool, an assistive device, or a new product for the marketplace.

    For more information about the EIC, view our Frequently Asked Questions below or contact Dr. Jeremy Qualls, Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center or Paula Chilton, Assistant Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center. Additional information is also available through all high school counselors.


  • What is the Entrepreneurship Innovation Center (EIC)?

  • Who can attend the EIC?

  • How does the EIC work?

  • Is transportation provided?

  • Why should a student consider taking a class at the EIC?

  • Which courses are offered at the EIC?

  • How can a student apply to take a class at the EIC?