Albuquerque high schoolers launch pop-up businesses downtown

Students at an Albuquerque charter school are getting a real-world look into the business world. 

Siembra Leadership High School students launched their own popup businesses in downtown. One group chose to sell jewelry, another a store designed to help teen moms buy the essentials. 

Students are responsible for tracking information like sales, the number of customers, and busiest times of the day. They receive credit in several subjects. 

“In a nutshell, they’re able to apply concepts like math and history and English, rather than arbitrarily doing assignments because the teacher assigns it,” teacher Ronnie Reynolds said. 

The school especially chose downtown for its location because it’s such a hub for local businesses. They can partner with some of those businesses. 

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