The Entrepreneurship / Business Pathway is designed for students to learn skills, earn certifications, licenses, and college credit to help them earn their way into the colleges of their choice and qualify them for professional level work both after high school and college.  

Starting a Business (Entrepreneurship 1)  and Managing a Business (Entrepreneurship 2) allow students to work in teams to start their own businesses and prepare for a “Pitch Night Competition” at the end of the year where they can earn money to start their business.  

Investing and Financial Management classes expose students to the world of investing, banking and insurance.  Students will compete in fun events as they earn certifications qualifying them for employment at elite local financial service companies.  Some of these jobs allow students to work after high school, while others require students to earn a college degree.  

Students will learn about all aspects or Real Estate in Real Estate 1 and 2.  If students choose to complete both courses, they will have the opportunity to take the Real Estate Brokers License Exam.  Passing this exam will allow students to practice real estate in Colorado after high school or college.  

In each course, students will be working with members of our local business community to guide them, mentor them, and share with them their successes.  Students interested in any avenue of Business, Marketing or Entrepreneurship will benefit immensely from taking these classes.  Business and Entrepreneurship classes at the EPIC Campus will enhance the learning that students gain in their local high schools.  

Attend the Business & Entrepreneurship Information Night

November 14, 6:30-7:30 pm
Arapahoe High School Forum
Speakers: Business & Entrepreneurship Pathway Lead Chad Sawyer, EPIC Principal Travis Amonson, Industry Partners

It is recommended that students take one or more of the following classes at their home high school before enrolling in classes at the EPIC Campus in the Business & Entrepreneurship Pathway:

  • Arapahoe - Business/Marketing Principles, Business Technology 1, or Marketing
  • Heritage - Business/Marketing Principles, Accounting 1, Marketing
  • Littleton - MYP Business/Marketing Principles, Business Technology, Business Communications, Marketing 1
  • Options - Career Connections, Career Success, Entrepreneurship, Personal Finance

Contact the Business & Entrepreneurship Pathway Lead Chad Sawyer at csawyer[at][dot]us.

Chad Sawyer

Chad is excited to be part of the new EPIC Center Leadership Team. In his 10 years as a business and career teacher at Arapahoe High School, he has had the opportunity to work with local community members to provide meaningful career instruction for all students. Chad believes that it is essential for students to exit his classes with a strong understanding and appreciation for the working world. He was a student teacher at Littleton High School, and his wife and sister work at Heritage High School and Arapahoe High School. Through his connections and experiences, he has developed a strong respect for all LPS high schools and looks forward to working with these schools to strengthen all of LPS's career and technical education programs. Chad will approach our Business & Entrepreneurship Pathway with student needs in mind, ensuring that they have a lot of fun and excitement as they work collaboratively to prepare themselves for what lies ahead when they graduate.