01. Experiencial Learning

Students will engage in the process of learning through doing and reflection.

02. Social Impact

SMEA students will extend the conventional bottom line, that measures profits or loss, by adding a second bottom line in terms of positive social impact.

03. Community Partnerships

Students will grow and develop through mentorships with community business leaders.

04. Risk Taking

Students are encouraged to explore their creative abilities and take risks.

San Marcos Entrepreneurship Academy

Empowering Tomorrow's Business Leaders Today!


Creating leaders of tomorrow, SMEA sets each student on a course that builds knowledge, experience, and real world confidence.

Award Winning Relationships

Each student will be paired up with local businesses throughout the program. These relationships become the foundation for future networking and growth of ideas.


Engage with instructors and guest lectures to get a pulse on how businesses succeed in the current market.