K-12

St. Vrain Valley School District Case Study

Entrepreneurial Mindset Projects Branch Out from This Colorado District’s STEM Program   Location: Longmont, Colorado Number of schools and programs: 60  Total students: 33,000  High school students in entrepreneurship courses since 2019: 500 High schools served by Innovation Center program: 7   OVERVIEW: St. Vrain Valley School District extends across 411 square miles, from the Continental Divide to the Colorado plains, with a population that’s just as diverse as the landscape. As such, the district’s…

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Erie Public Schools Case Study

Location: Erie, Pennsylvania District size: 11,000 students at 16 schools Year of implementation: 2017 Number of middle schoolers who have completed the program: 3,000 Overview In early August of 2021, the school board of Erie’s Public Schools approved a new social studies curriculum for the district’s seventh-graders—and officially gave its blessing for the Ice House Middle School Edition to be taught for an entire quarter. It’s a confirmation of the innovative program’s success over the…

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Perry Middle School Case Study

Location: Perry Local Schools in Perry, Ohio K-12 enrollment: 1,800 Middle school program established: 2019 Student program enrollment to date: 44 Overview: This small school district lies 30 miles east of Cleveland in Lake County, once the nursery capital of America. Industry has largely replaced the region’s agricultural foundation, including a nearby power plant. Like many districts, Perry has limited financial resources. But, when the district’s leaders believe a program will benefit their students, “they…

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Christian Brothers College High School Case Study

Location: St. Louis, Missouri Enrollment: 815 Number of full-time faculty: 70 School founded: 1850 Dunne Family Innovation Commons opened: 2018 Students who have completed Foundations of Entrepreneurship (Ice House): 400 Overview Christian Brothers College High School (CBC) is an all-male Catholic high school in suburban St. Louis. It offers a college preparatory setting where students’ educational programs are fully customized based on their individual abilities, strengths, challenges, and interests. For example, incoming students can choose…

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Gilmour Academy High School Case Study

Overview An entrepreneurial mindset is supported across all grade levels at this independent school for ages 18 months to grade 12 in suburban Cleveland. Through both academic and extracurricular programs, Gilmour Academy students learn that “profit is not the only criterion for creating a successful enterprise; entrepreneurism is about following one’s passion and making a difference in the lives of others.” The Challenge Many high school students who are self-motivated to pursue small businesses, career…

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International High School Case Study

Since 2014, the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) and Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (TEC) have partnered to successfully deliver entrepreneurial mindset curriculum to approximately 7,500 high school students across 37 campuses in Mexico. The partnership consisted of customizing ELI’s Ice House Student Success Program for delivery in Mexico, the training of approximately 200 teachers at TEC’s Preparatory school (Prepa Tec) to facilitate the program and establishing outcomes and evaluations tools to measure the impact. The program was…

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