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Business Careers

Silver Creek High School

Pathway Contact

Ka-Ling Scoppettone
scoppettonek@esuhsd.org
(408) 426-7288

Learn about the world of business as you gain valuable leadership experience while still in high school. You’ll explore a variety of business and technology careers, test your skills in mock interviews and write a business plan that’s strong enough to compete in the NFTE Classroom Business Plan Competition.

The Business Careers Pathway at Silver Creek High School has a rigorous curriculum that uses hands-on projects to teach business and marketing fundamentals. Get real-world insight as you address the challenges that most businesses face in Silicon Valley and beyond. Silver Creek High School business classes also receive advise and mentorship from Ernst and Young’s “Adopt a Classroom”.

The Business Careers Pathway at Silver Creek High School prepares you for a variety of options. We’ve seen graduates go on to:

  • UC and CSU colleges
  • Private colleges, like Santa Clara University
  • Community colleges

The Business Careers Pathway at Silver Creek High School teaches you to:

  • Create your own resume
  • Be prepared for individual and group interview process
  • Write a business plan and compete in the NFTE Classroom Business Plan Competition
  • Prepare and present business models
  • Develop surveys to collect information about customer needs and wants

What types of real-world business opportunities do you offer at Silver Creek High School?

  • Business competition experience, including NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) Regional and National Business Plan Competitions
  • Exposure to business and technology careers, including field trips to Cisco, Intel, and other technology companies
  • Ernst &Young Adopt a Classroom
  • Mock interviews
  • Facebook Panel for Career Pathway Students

What types of business certification can I get?

  • Everfi Financial Literacy Certification
  • Everfi Entrepreneurship Certification

Can I get college credit?

Yes, while attending the Business Careers Pathway at Silver Creek High School, you can earn up to 15 units of community college credits through dual enrollment with local community colleges.  We’ll provide guidance and personal assistance to help you make a smooth transition to college using the credits you’ve accumulated toward your major. Ask us about scholarships and learn more on our college field trips.

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