Academics

Saint Ignatius Entrepreneur Academy

SIEntA, the Saint Ignatius Entrepreneur Academy, is a hybrid educational program that provides students with curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. Club activities are open to all four class levels. Classes are open to juniors and seniors.

At the end of four years, students can apply for a pre-entrepreneur study credential.  This may be used in applying to college-level business school.

Club Activities:

  • Field trips
  • Weekly meetings
  • Guest speakers
  • $100,000 Challenge Stock Game
  • Ignatius Shark Tank — The Saint Ignatius incubator — $1000 in startup capital available
  • Paid summer internships
  • Veale Entrepreneurs Business Plan Competition

Club activities and discussions follow the curriculum of the Entrepreneur Studies class. This ensures that every student be exposed to the core content of an introductory entrepreneurship class.

Classes:

  • Entrepreneur Studies
  • Standard Economics
  • Economics Forum (college-style class)
  • AP Economics (Micro Economics and Macroeconomics)
  • Personal finance (self-guided online course created by Ignatius faculty to fulfill state requirement)

In order to be vested in the program and earn the graduation credential, a student must achieve the following:

  1. Attend club meetings whenever possible.
  2. Participate in our business plan and stock game competitions.

Take two of the following three classes and score a “B-“ or higher:

  • Entrepreneur Studies
  • Standard Economics
  • Economics Forum (college-style class)
  • AP Economics (Micro Economics and Macroeconomics)