St. Andrew’s students are known for their ability to think creatively and problem solve. EPIC taps into the natural intellectual curiosity and resourcefulness of those students who have an inner drive to address real-world problems with innovative and practical solutions. The overall goal is to offer pathways to broaden students’ knowledge of business concepts and entrepreneurship. The EPIC journey provides a wide menu of course selections from a number of elective offerings that culminate with a Senior Capstone Project in the final year that may evolve into a viable business endeavor. The EPIC journey is not a single pathway to a diploma designation, but one which is designed so that the student may pursue his/her own passions and interests with entrepreneurial creativity toward a diploma designation.
To graduate with an EPIC distinction on their diploma, students must complete three (3) credit hours from among a list of Elective courses and a Senior Capstone Business Project in their final year. For their Capstone Project, students will craft an individualized entrepreneurial plan intended to launch a business or non-profit. As part of their planning process, students are required to complete off-campus work with a business and/or entrepreneur mentor. These meetings will likely take place outside of regular school hours with the culminating event involving pitching their project plan to a panel of judges in late spring of their final semester.