The CUBE provides a comprehensive entrepreneurship experience that develops student-led innovation by creating the mindset, industry credentials, employability skills, and aptitude to address and analyze real world issues and create products in the spirit of an entrepreneur.
Students engage in the Six Sigma improvement method to learn successful management strategies and create operational student businesses leading to internship and apprenticeship opportunities. These learning experiences perpetuate industry knowledge and develop college and career ready skills. With entrepreneurship and Six Sigma theories infused within applied academics, classrooms become microcosms of society and students develop the traits of entrepreneurs and corporate innovators.
Our vision is to be a model school for teaching entrepreneurship skills through leadership improvement processes such as Six Sigma and to connect students to the world of work, address social issues, and nurture innovation through high-quality learning.
The Six Sigma DMAIC method of defining a problem and improving what creates the problem emphasizes critical thinking and creativity to provide students with the tools to problem solve and develop both intellectual and industry skills. Students experience industry credentialing through ESB (Entrepreneurship Small Business), Six Sigma certification (yellow belt), and engagement in social problem-solving issues that will guide students into future employment and college credit.
Classrooms and environment designed to support creativity and innovation
The learning environment fosters a sense of creativity and comfort. The CUBE is a school within a school that provides simulated business environments, and enhanced technology labs to provide students with the physical tools to practice employability skills and create prototype of product invention.
● Software for Six Sigma Analysis (Technology Labs)
● 3D Printers and software for creating product prototypes
● Industry Certification Exams
● Laptops for students
● Large meeting space
● Demonstration classrooms for teacher best practices and district teacher training
Communication and Collaboration
At the CUBE, student voice is instrumental in the learning process. Being able to learn interpersonal skills, collaborative thinking and working with different team sets, allows students to become employable adults. Community stakeholders collaborate with students to engage in solving real-world issues to connect learning with application.
● Employability Skills
● Business Community Mentorship
● Individual and Team Presentations
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
The ability to persevere and tackle an issue can be a challenge. The CUBE engages the student through a passion to create and/or change and provides the tools to meet the goals and develop analytical, caring individuals, who realize their potential impact on society.
● Student ability to create improvement processes to address an issue and provide a product and/or service
● Student ability to integrate learning into applicable real-world problem solving through product or service innovation.
Initiative and Self-Reliance
Building the ability to address an idea or an issue and actively develop a process to see a result is what the CUBE hopes to foster for each student. This will help develop a student’s confidence to reach their potential.
● Interactive skills training
● Engagement activities
● Business mentor mentorship
Trained teachers in NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship)
NFTE certified teachers are equipped with the skillset to activate students’ startup skills by teaching them to think like entrepreneurs. Students are taught to recognize, brand, and successfully launch their business ideas by effectively completing a market study to track industry needs, develop a full financial plan, and integrate a marketing and sales plan with the support of business mentors.
● Opportunity Recognition
● Entrepreneurial mindset
● App Development
● Personal Finance
● Branding Career
Trained teachers in Six Sigma improvement system
Six Sigma certified teachers are well equipped to give students the tools necessary to thrive in the corporate world. Students are taught to problem solve, using real-world experiences through data analysis, data collection, and process mapping.
● DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, control)
● DMADV (define, measure, analyze, design, verify)
● Sigma Excel
Students experience a dynamic academic environment that often feels like a company or incubator hub where they share work spaces as a team and work with actual business professionals to discuss ideas and product creation. In addition to standard classes there are many exciting activities that involve analyzing optimal solutions to real world challenges, learning advanced technology, engaging in brainstorming and developing elevator speeches to position and market their ideas and products.
These learning experiences perpetuate industry knowledge and develop college and career ready skills. With entrepreneurship and six sigma theories infused within applied academics, classrooms will become microcosms of society and students will develop the traits of entrepreneurs and corporate innovators.