ACS School Store
The Annunciation School Store started in 2017 with just 8 students, 1 parent and a cart selling snacks, pencils and school stickers at dismissal. Today we have snack shack and a spirit store, with 15 employees.
The store is multifaceted as it serves the school in 3 ways. First, as an entrepreneurial program for middle school students to learn the many facets of running a business while earning school service hours. Second, as a convenient and inexpensive way for students to buy snacks after school and for parents to purchase gently used uniforms all year long. Lastly, the profits from the store go back to the school to help keep tuition costs down.
At the start of each school year, students in grades 6 -8 who wish to become a store associate, complete an application and interview with the supervisor of the program. Every student has an opportunity to work multiple shifts, run the ipad cash register, stock and sell items, and do monthly inventory. Each month one student is the store manager with responsibilities that include creating the schedule, choosing an item/service that generates profit and create a marketing plan. Students participate in monthly meetings to go over various aspects of store finances, assess product inventory, and share experiences and best practices. Local business owners are invited as guest speakers to provide students with real world perspectives on the business. At the end of the year, students are awarded gift card prizes for excelling in different aspects of the business. The store has a small budget to purchase items to sell, but all uniforms and some snack items are donated. If you are interested in volunteering, speaking, or donating to the school store, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.