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The Entrepreneurship Program introduces students to the exciting world of creating and owning their own business.  Students learn concepts and techniques for planning an innovative business and living the entrepreneurial lifestyle.  With “learning by doing” as the goal, students write a business plan for business of their choice and attend a field trip to New York City’s Wholesale District where they purchase items to be sold at “Market Day”.  In addition, students have the opportunity to compete in business plan competitions and attend entrepreneurial seminars.


This course is Dual Enrolled through Northern Virginia Community College.  Students may “opt-in” to dual enrollment and receive 3 college credits with NVCC or receive 3 business elective credits at the college of their choice.  The cooperative education method is available for this course.  Students may also join the co-curricular organization, DECA.

The Entrepreneurship Program’s goal is to provide a positive learning environment where students can achieve their highest potential in the study of entrepreneurship.  Standards of Learning are supported in the course.


In 2013, the Entrepreneurship II class at Chantilly High School Academy, with the help of FATE, opened the Purple Express. The Purple Express acts as a school store and is run solely by Entrepreneurship students. In previous years, the store’s top selling items included gum, headphones, and other school supplies. The store has also been a source of school spirit items and seasonal gifts.


In conjunction with FATE, the Chantilly High School Academy students are set to open the school's first Spirit Box, which acts as an expansion of the Purple Express school store. The project is expected to begin in the 2015-2016 school year and will allow students to further develop their entrepreneurial skills.

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