Planning a prom

  • Level: High school
    Age group:
    Students ages 15 to 17
  • When:
    All year

Areas of learning:

  • Career planning and entrepreneurship
  • Citizenship and community life
  • Environment and consumption

Main objectives

  • Plan and carry out a major project
  • Track earnings and expenses
  • Meet deadlines
  • Work cooperatively


For teens ages 15 to 17

In the fourth year of high school, and especially at the beginning of the fifth, students start thinking about how they will plan their prom. Take advantage of this event to launch the idea of a multidisciplinary cooperative entrepreneurship project for students. They will be able to develop financial management and cooperative organization competencies.

Disciplinary competencies

Disciplines Competencies Learning progression
Mathematics Use mathematical reasoning

As part of the cost analysis and expense tracking:

  • use different types of reasoning (e.g., inductive, deductive, analogical, proof by exhaustion, proof by contradiction) to clarify, validate, adjust or refute conjectures
  • present the results of a procedure
  • if necessary, improve a procedure by eliminating superfluous steps
English Arts Write a variety of genres

English teachers can work with students on a writing activity linked to the creation of a yearbook:

  • In a writing communication context, take a stance and share a subjective point of view supported by knowledge, interests, experience and values.
  • Write a text:
    • Determine and plan the content, and then draft, revise and correct the text (vocabulary, syntax, punctuation and spelling).
    • Produce a draft and a final version of the text.

Non-disciplinary competencies

  • Processing information
  • Thinking critically
  • Cooperating

Find out more

For help in conducting a cooperative class project, you may attend an educational session on youth collective entrepreneurship, free of charge. Contact an entrepreneurship development officer at Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité (site in French only).

To learn more, see Youth Entrepreneurship Program in Ontario.