The Business Program at the MACC is an educational initiative designed to prepare students for future success in the business world. The program equips students with essential skills and knowledge related to various aspects of business, such as entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, and management.

The focus is on real-world experiences and applications that provide students with practical insights. Through critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, the business program empowers students to make informed career choices, pursue higher education, and be prepared to enter the workforce with a competitive edge. 

With this program, you will be:

*  Learning technical skills including gathering, processing, and analyzing data in a hands-on on fun and interactive way.

* Focusing on Project based learning, which will help you to work effectively as a team while learning to be a leader at the same time.

* Honing the ability to think strategically and identify market opportunities while running  the school store.

What You Will Do

  • Communication & Data Analysis
  • Understand the importance of business management and money while operating the school store
  • Create a business plan

Joining the business program at the Montcalm Area Career Center presents an opportunity for 11th and 12th-grade students to cultivate essential skills and real-world experience crucial for success in today's dynamic workforce. With a curriculum tailored to meet industry demands, students gain hands-on experience in areas such as marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, and business management.

Through engaging projects, internships, and mentorship opportunities, students develop a deep understanding of business principles while honing their problem-solving, leadership, and communication skills.  Mrs. Rolston equips students with the tools they need to excel in college and beyond, setting them on a path towards rewarding careers in the ever-evolving world of business.

Business Highlights

Career Readiness Preparing students for success in their future careers.
Entrepreneurship Opportunities Encouraging innovation and the spirit of entrepreneurship.
Experiential Learning Providing students with practical, interactive learning experiences.
Follow Your Career Real-World Skills Developing practical skills and knowledge relevant to the business world.
Industry Partnerships Collaborating with local businesses for hands-on experience.
Pathways to Success Offering diverse opportunities for higher education and career advancement.
Real-World Skills Developing practical skills and knowledge relevant to the business world.

What Students Are Saying

"I enjoy the people and valuable life skills" - Jamie

"I love that we are a small class so its an easier environment to learn in, and everyone gets along pretty well so class is always fun." - Kaydenn

"Switching to the business class really gave me a better perspective on life. I met some really interesting girls, and I wouldn't change it for anything." - Jordan

"I joined the business class because I want to have a job that deals with financial things. I have met new people and they are some of my favorite people." - Jaylie

"I joined business because I wanted a fun environment to be in. It has definitely lived up to my expectations." - Addy

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Jennifer Rolston

Montcalm Area Career Center
Career Technical Education
Business Instructor
Phone: 616-225-5728