Kim O'Neil is the Business Tech Teacher at Tyner Academy.
Students in her advisory class are taking part in a program called "LAUNCH Chattanooga," where they develop ideas for businesses.
Tyner, the Howard School and Brainerd High School are all part of the program.
They are taking part in a competition December 8th at 6 p.m. at the UTC Auditorium.
The students will compete to win 10,000 dollars in prizes for their business idea.
O'Neil says they discussed their efforts at a recent luncheon.
"We have visitors that come in to talk to them about how to write a business plan.
The students come up with their own idea, and work through the business plan, learn all the different aspects of a business plan and learn a pitch in order to present at the time of the competition.
The students have been working real hard and are real proud of their ideas."