Students Run School Store To Learn Business Practices

Senior business students at the Academy of Technology and Academics in Horry County, South Carolina, are getting their first taste of the business world by running their school store, called the ATA School Shack.

The store recently was upgraded from a lunch table in the cafeteria to its own room, where students oversee every aspect of the store’s operation. In doing so they get experience with real world business practices like managing inventory, expenses, and marketing.

In addition to running the school store, the seniors get the juniors involved by selling the store to them at the end of every year. The juniors have to come up with an acquisition plan and make their pitch to the seniors in order to buy the store.

Check out the full story from the My Horry News website here.