Based on course enrollments, the growth of the Investment Club, and the popularity of Shark Tank-style projects in the Upper School, we know that financial literacy, economics, and entrepreneurship are topics that spark our students’ interest. In addition, Potomac defines financial literacy as one of the critical life skills that we aim to help all students develop. After several months of focused discussion, Upper School faculty and administrators have created a pilot concentration program to allow deeper exploration of one or more of these topics of interest.
The Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Business Concentration (EFEB) pilot is open to any rising junior, with the exception of those who are already enrolled in another Potomac concentration program. This new concentration requires student participation during their junior and senior years, as well as over four weeks of the summer in between. In addition to summer work and a senior capstone project, EFEB asks students to choose from a variety of courses that already exist within our Upper School program. An expression of interest form was shared with the sophomores and is due by June 7. We are excited to offer this pilot opportunity to the Class of 2024!