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HHS Expected School-Wide Learning Results (ESLRS)

The Hayward High community will develop students and graduates to be:

Focused learners
Analytical thinkers 
Responsible and respectful citizens
Mindful collaborators
Effective communicators  
Resourceful users of technology 
Self-advocating individuals

Rick Charles

Hello, my name is Rick Charles, I am the Entrepreneurship Pathways teacher at Hayward High School. In addition to my school responsibilities I serve as the Lead Teacher for NFTE (Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship) My goal for my students is to help them discover and prepare for a successful and meaningful career. Throughout the year my students will have the opportunity to meet professionals from a wide spectrum of businesses and engage in a variety of Work Based Learning opportunities. Students will also have the opportunity to earn three units of college credit by completing the course with a letter grade of B or higher. Students can also earn an additional ten semester units by participating in our Work Experience program.

course access

To access course content and assignments students can log in to their Google Classroom (student access only). 

To view grades and attendance students and parents can access the Infinite Campus Portal.

Period  Course
Period 1 Entrepreneurship I P
Period 2 Entrepreneurship II P
Period 3 Entrepreneurship I P
Period 4 Entrepreneurship I P
Period 5 Prep
Period 6 Prep


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Rick Charles
Career Technology Teacher
Room D-2
Ext. 61422
(510) 723-3170

At HHS, I'm part of: Business Education Department

At HHS since: 2010 

Teaching since:1996

Undergraduate College:University Of San Francisco

Degree: B.S.

Major: Organizational Behaviour

Graduate College: Saint Mary’s College

Degree: M.A. Educational Leadership

Subjects Taught: Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Business Ownership, Marketing Economics, Computer Applications, Business and Finance, Business Law, Computer Essentials.

Clear Designated Subjects Vocational Education Teaching Credential: Full Time

Previous schools where I taught: Tennyson High School, San Lorenzo High School, Hayward Adult School, Chabot College.

Awards: Who’s Who Amongst American Teachers 2014 Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship Bay Area Teacher of the year.

Professional Associations: CAROCP - California Association of Regional Occupational Centers and Programs, DECA International Association of Marketing Students, Lead Teacher NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship


I grew up in: Oakland

I attended high school at: Skyline High City and State:Oakland CA

Hobbies include: Coaching sports, Mountain biking, golf, swimming.

Favorite thing about HHS: Rich Tradition and Diversity 

Favorite Quote: “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."