BTHS District 201

College &
Career Readiness

What is the CEO program?

This program is a year-long honors course designed to utilize partnerships that provide an overview of business development and processes. The local business community partners with us to create project-based experiences for students by providing funding, expertise, meeting space, business tours and one-on-one mentoring.

Students visit 70-80 area businesses, learn from guest speakers, participate in a class business, write business plans, and by the end of their senior year will start their own business.

Visit 70-80 local businesess

Run a class business

Get one-on-one mentoring

Start your own business

Learn More

Business concepts learned through the experiential CEO class are critical; the 21st century skills of problem solving, teamwork, self-motivation, responsibility, higher order thinking, communication and inquiry are at the heart of student development throughout the course.

Ready to get started? Click below to visit the official CEO Program website. Or, get in touch with one of the staff members below.

Teacher Contact: Mrs. Julie Siebers

Counselor Contact: Mrs. Amanda Guinn


Applications are accepted from January to March in the spring of the student’s junior year.

Students are selected for the program by application and interview process.

If selected, students will be notified in spring of their junior year. Students will be expected to attend an orientation session during the summer prior to their senior year. The class meets from 7:30-9am or 9-10:15 am M-F in a variety of local businesses. Having transportation to and from the local business is helpful.

Informational Videos

Want to learn more about the CEO Program? View videos from our staff about the program, or hear about the experiences of fellow students!