About Us

As an applied entrepreneurship high school, Phillip J. Patiño School of Entrepreneurship equips young entrepreneurs to thrive. Our curriculum centers on integrated project-based learning that fosters real world skills — critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. Like a traditional high school, we offer advanced courses, access to extracurricular activities, and special education support. Graduates can pursue college, career, or both. However, here, students direct their education based on their passion. We provide an open, innovative, and fun atmosphere, flexible schedule, and inspiring instructors. By the time students graduate, they will have developed, pitched, and launched their own companies.


Fresno Unified is the fourth largest school district in the state of California. With 73,000 students in 107 schools, Fresno Unified is committed to giving students the widest array of options in career and college readiness. The development of this new school of innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship is an effort to give students who want an alternative, hands-on, and innovative experience. Fresno Unified strives to provide all students an engaging education that will lead them to successful futures.