Entrepreneurship & Business

Newbury Park High School

Ryan Thompson


Sports & Entertainment Marketing

Are you interested in exploring the world of business in a project-based environment? Do you like working in teams, thinking creatively and taking on real-world business scenarios? Are you interested in classes that equip you to prepare business plans? Join our Entrepreneurship & Business Pathway and dive in on real-world business concepts and plans!

This Pathway teaches you ...

  • Develop a business plan
  • Develop an entrepreneur mindset
  • Create business mission and strategy
  • Generate business ideas
  • Learn about individual and small business startups
  • Proficiency in various software tools

Real-world opportunities through this Pathway include ...

  • Articulation with Moorpark College (COUN M02 - Career & Life Planning) 
  • Real-world business assignments including development of a business plan
  • Grouped with small learning communities to network with students, teachers and entrepreneurs

This Pathway will prepare me for …

Students who have completed this Pathway will leave with the vision, knowledge and skills to explored higher education opportunities, such as a bachelor’s degree in business or a Master of Business Administration (MBA), including business law, marketing, finance and banking, accounting, risk management, human resources, economics, sales and customer service. Students will utilize the entrepreneurial skills learned to pursue competitive advantage in the job market and workplace.
Derek Grimes Class Teacher

About the Pathway teacher

Ryan Thompson graduated from CSUN with a business/ marketing degree and then went on to Azusa for his teaching credentials and master's degree in technology in the classroom. He has been teaching for Conejo Valley USD since 2009 and is passionate about entrepreneurship. In addition to teaching, Mr. Thompson runs his own small business, enjoys the outdoors, and traveling.