Enterprise Village Homeschool Day February 15, 2017 7:50a-2:00p
Ovations School for the Arts is proud to be the homeschool liaison to the Gus A Stavros Institute’s Enterprise Village Homeschool Day.
What is Enterprise Village? Enterprise Village is a self-contained economic education program that provides a hands-on learning experience for students. They spend 6 weeks studying economic education objectives that teach them about writing checks, using a debit card, keeping a checkbook register, applying for a job and working in a group. These educational objectives are put into action as the students spend one day at the village. The layout of Enterprise Village is similar to a shopping mall. During their business day, students work in one of the 20+ businesses, take 3 breaks, receive paychecks and have the opportunity to be consumers by making purchases in one of the business-sponsored storefronts. Without a doubt, this is considered by most students to be their best educational experience in elementary school.
This event is geared toward grades 3-6 (ages 9-12)
The Enterprise Village program assists students by allowing them to:
•Develop basic economic concepts
•Understand relationships between businesses and consumers
•Use quality concepts in business and consumer planning
•Develop a basic understanding of checking and savings accounts
•Understand a simple decision-making process
•Work together to satisfy customer’s expectations
Goals of Enterprise Village Curriculum Enterprise Village meets the needs of a diverse group of students by providing engaging, academically enriching experiential lessons. Following participation in the Enterprise Village experience, student will be able to:
•Discuss the roles they, as citizens, play in their community as workers and consumers and relate these personal roles to the free enterprise system.
•Discuss the importance of citizens’ rights and responsibilities in a community.
•Demonstrate a basic understanding of the free enterprise system.
•Understand the importance of nonprofit organizations in our communities.
•Build money management skills through practical knowledge of economic concepts and banking practices.
•Develop an understanding of basic business practices and responsibilities.
•Display the soft skills necessary for successful participation in the world of work.
Sample of a Daily Schedule 20 – 25 minutes Citizen Welcome / Orientation 35 minutes Shop Set-up 30 minutes Employee Work/Break Rotations 10 minutes Uninterrupted Business Meeting 60 minutes Employee Work/Break Rotations 10 minutes Uninterrupted Business Meeting 75 minutes Employee Work/Lunch Rotations 5 minutes Business Clean Up 20 minutes Town Meeting
What is the cost for Enterprise Village? The cost of Enterprise Village attendance is a non-refundable $12 per student. This will be billed to each individual participant through Paypal by Ovations School for the Arts. Payment is due immediately following registration. Failure to pay will forfeit your child's spot in the Enterprise Village experience. There may be additional fees for unreturned curriculum not returned the day of the event or late fees for non-payment by due date. A separate invoice may come after for any additional charges incurred by the student or educator or late fees. Unresolved invoices will result in student(s) and/or adult(s) not being able to return the following year. For any questions or further inquiries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
How do I sign my child up? Ovations is proud to offer a streamlined sign up process. Click HERE to be taken to our registration page to begin the process. Registration will be open until February 1, 2017 or until all the businesses have been filled, whichever comes first. Once registration is closed you will have to contact our Homeschool representative, Mrs. Cara Keelin at email@example.com to see if there are any cancellations or spots available. Do not contact the Stavros Institute, they will not have that information.
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