• Entrepreneurship Education Course Syllabus

    Wilson Memorial High School

    189 Hornet Road

    Fishersville, VA 22939

    Office Telephone: (540) 886-4286

    Mrs. Vickie Lilley

    E-mail: vlilley@augusta.k12.va.us

    Room: 42

    Credits: 1 (10-12 grade)

    Prerequisites: None.

    Course Description: This course teaches the lean model canvas plan for the development for small business ownership. An important part of the course will be the incorporation of marketing, staffing, and financial considerations. This course focuses on engaging students in instructional activities that will lead to knowledge of business practices and requirement. The approach used will be a combination of lecture and computer oriented activities that will enable students to perform the necessary research with the objective of creating a lean model canvas for a business plan. 

    Textbooks/Materials: Content Area Exercises; Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works (Lean Series) by Ash Maurya. DECA Learning Professional Series

    Required Materials: Each student is required to have internet access at home and/or at school. Students will use a computer, scanner, copier, fax machine, laser printer, the Internet, and the telephone. A textbook will not be issued for this course.  Students are encouraged to bring to class a USB flash drive (thumb drive) for saving documents. Headphones are recommended. Make sure you have an ample supply of loose-leaf paper, a pencil or ink pen if you wish to use them. The majority of this class will be conducted online via Google Classroom. 

    Expectations of Students: Excellent attendance, prompt arrival to class, good attitude, good manners, good classroom behavior, good work ethic, willingness to learn, ability to read and follow directions, ability to work independently, completion of all computer assignments at school. Homework in this class is held to a minimum as long as work is completed in class.


    Units/Time Frame/Objectives


    Unit 1. Introduction to DECA and the Lean Canvas Model (40 days)

    ·         Vocabulary

    ·         Student organization

    Unit 2: Defining Entrepreneurship (10 days)

    ·         What is Entrepreneurship?

    ·         Your Potential as an Entrepreneur

    ·         Recognizing Opportunity

    Unit 2. Why Products Fail (30 days)

    ·         Feasibility and Business Planning

    ·         Market Analysis

    ·         Types of Business Ownership

    Unit 3. Lean Start-Up Summary (30 days)

    ·         The Legal Environment

    ·         Site Selection and Layout Planning

    Unit 4. Your Business Model (30 days)

    ·         Creation of the Lean Canvas

    Unit 5. Franchise Development (20 days)

    ·         What does it take?

    Unit 6: Entrepreneurial Lifestyle (10 days)

    ·         Living the Dream



    §Grades in this class will be calculated using a 100 point numerical scale. Class work and tests will be given a numerical grade between 1 and 100.

    §Class work must be turned in within a week of when the assignment is given to receive full credit. All class work must be turned a week before grades are due. Students will be notified of all deadlines. Assignments not turned in will receive a zero (0).

    §All assignments fall under four categories and are given the following weight at the end of the six weeks:

    1.     Class Work 40%

    2.     Tests 25%

    3.     Class Attendance and Participation 15%

    4.     Bell Work 20%

    ü Note: Extra credit opportunities may be available

    §A letter grade will be given using Augusta County’s standard as follows:

    Grading Scale


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    Class Attendance and Participation

    In this category, this class is worth 20 points daily and each week using a scale of 0-100 a grade is given.

    §Actively participating in the class will be worth up to 10 points each day. This involves listening to and following all of the instructor’s directions, taking notes, not disturbing those around you, and staying on task throughout the class period.

    §Bad attitudes, not keeping room clean, and putting materials away improperly will also result in lost points.

    §Attendance is very important due to the fact that class work cannot easily be made up at home. If you need to be absent, please see me the day you return to get your assignments. The lab is open from 8:00 - 8:17 AM and from 3:17 - 3:30 PM. Additional times may be arranged if necessary.

    §Actually being in class will be worth up to 10 points each day.

    üIf a student is absent and it is unexcused, no points will be received for that day.

    üIf a student is absent and it is excused, the student will receive 8 of the 10 points. Students may come into the lab before and after school to make up the missed time in class and regain the points.

    üIf a student receives an unexcused tardy, 3 points will be deducted.


    Special Opportunity: DECA

    DECA is a student marketing organization that works as a basic component of Marketing Education programs that support and enhance school and work-based learning. The organization provides students with the proper skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in a global economy.


    DECA prepares students for college, careers and life. DECA has a tremendous impact on students' college and career choices. More than 70 percent of DECA members at a recent International Career Development Conference indicated that DECA has influenced their future career plans. Likewise, more than 65 percent indicated that DECA has influenced their future college plans.


    DECA partners with many business organizations and looks excellent on resumes! Finish Line, JC Penny and other retail stores use DECA as their training grounds for future employees! They also offer scholarships to DECA students.


    How to Join DECA

    ·         Pay the $20 dues to Mrs. Lilley by November 1st!

    o   $7 Goes to State

    o   $7 Goes to National

    o   $6 Stays in Activity Account to help reduce field trip costs and provide snacks etc. for the group.

    College Credit

    Completion of three business courses with a grade of A or B satisfies the articulation agreement with Blue Ridge Community College plus earns the designation of “Career & Technical Completer” at graduation.


    State of Virginia Career & Technical Education Competencies with their Correlated Applicable Standards of Learning (SOLs)

    Task/Competency Number

    Task/Competency Statement



    Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

    Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning: EPF.1  EPF.11  EPF.13  EPF.14  EPF.16  EPF.17  EPF.18


    Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.

    Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning: EPF.4


    Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.

    Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning: EPF.10  EPF.11  EPF.12  EPF.13  EPF.14  EPF.15 
     EPF.16  EPF.17  EPF.18


    Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.

    Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning: EPF.4  EPF.15


    Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.

    Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning: EPF.10  EPF.11  EPF.12  EPF.13  EPF.17  EPF.18


    Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.

    Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning: EPF.3  EPF.12  EPF.13  EPF.15  EPF.16


    Demonstrate customer-service skills.

    Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning: EPF.2


    Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.

    Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning: EPF.12


    Demonstrate information technology skills.

    Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning: EPF.12


    Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.

    Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning: EPF.12

    §   Detailed descriptions of tasks for each competency are available at http://www.cteresource.org/verso/courses/9093/entrepreneurship-education-tasklist.   

    §   See complete list at: http://www.cteresource.org/verso/courses/9093/entrepreneurship-education-solcorrelations

Last Modified on August 3, 2016