Region 2 Northeast SBEs

The following school-based enterprises are operating in Northeast Region 2.

For additional information on other promising practices in all areas of the state, including this region, visit our Promising Practices Transition Sites page as well as our 18-22 Year-Old Programs (Extended Transition) page.

Alachua

AQ Jones Garden
AQ Jones School
1108 NW 7 Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
Gary Dukes | dukesgd@gm.sbac.edu
(352) 955-6840
High school and 18-22-year-old students grow vegetables and sell them to parents, teachers and at the local downtown farmers’ market on Wednesdays.

Canes Cart
Gainesville High School
1900 NW 13 Street, Gainesville, FL 32609
Cindy Harris | harriscal@gm.sbac.edu
Canes Cart operates in the morning selling flavored coffees and small food items to students and faculty.

Baker

Wildcat Works Dog Treat Sales
Baker County High School 1 Wildcat Drive, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
Carol Stoops | carol.stoops@bakerk12.org
High school students make and sell treats for dogs.

Cat Mart
Baker County High School 1 Wildcat Drive, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
Deneese Mixon | norma.mixon@bakerk12.org
On-campus school store that offers school supplies to students. Students complete inventory checks, participate in ordering supplies, run and manage the store.

Bake Shop
Baker County High School 1 Wildcat Drive, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
Deneese Mixon | norma.mixon@bakerk12.org
The Bake Shop provides breakfast for the faculty and staff daily as well as snacks throughout the day. Snacks include cookies, chocolate covered popcorn, fresh grapes and cold beverages. Snacks are available to students and staff between classes. The Bake Shop also engages in a once a month bake sale for the student body.

Greenhouse & Garden
Baker County High School 1 Wildcat Drive, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
Deneese Mixon | norma.mixon@bakerk12.org
Students run an ornamental plant and vegetable business. Students learn the process of soil type, plant seedlings, cuttings, trimming, pruning and separating root bound plants. Students also manage raised garden beds of potatoes, carrots, onions, radishes and tomatoes.

Bradford

BTA School Store
Bradford-Union Technical Center 609 North Orange Street, Starke, FL 32901
Lisa Gault | gault.lisa@mybradford.us
(904) 966-6764
Students, 18 to 22, gain employment skills by running a store including tracking inventory, shopping, working a cash register, counting money, stocking, providing hospitality, etc.

Clay

Dog Treats
Clay High School
2025 Highway 16 West, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Diane Marusczak | djmarusczak@mail.clay.k12.fl.us
High school students make and sell treats for dogs.

Sign and Banner Store
Orange Park High School
2300 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073
Diane Marusczak | djmarusczak@mail.clay.k12.fl.us
Students design and produce signs and banners for school and community events.

Refreshment Stand
Orange Park High School
2300 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073
Diane Marusczak | djmarusczak@mail.clay.k12.fl.us
Students run a refreshment stand that sells beverages and food to students and faculty.

Student Lanyards
Oakleaf High School
4035 Plantation Oaks Boulevard, Orange Park, FL 32065
Diane Marusczak | djmarusczak@mail.clay.k12.fl.us
Students create and sell lanyards to be attached to required student/faculty IDs.

Cookie Sales
Oakleaf High School
4035 Plantation Oaks Boulevard, Orange Park, FL 32065
Diane Marusczak | djmarusczak@mail.clay.k12.fl.us
Students bake and sell cookies.

Dixie

Strawberry Patch/Worm Farm
Dixie County Adult Center
328 SE 349 Highway, Old Town, FL 32680
Cathy Capo | cathycapo@dixie.k12.fl.us
Students cultivate strawberry plants for re-sale and sell fishing worms from raised beds.

Flagler

School Store
Matanzas High School
3535 Old Kings Road, North, Palm Coast, FL 32137
Ebru Snodgrass | snodgrasse@flaglerschools.com
Students in Life Skills program run a school store selling supplies, school spirit gear and other assorted sundries. Students handle all ordering, stocking, selling, purchases and deposits to the VyStar bank on campus.

Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

BAT (Building a Tradesman)
Randall Hancock | hancockr@fsdb.k12.fl.us
This program is a Building Construction Technologies entity that services construction and wood-related projects such as making theater/stage props, rain-barrel stands, and picture frames to name a few. The students have the opportunity to gain expertise in the field by doing service-learning both outreach and on campus. The BAT program takes orders for the service rendering provided the project is within the course curriculum standards.

Cobra Corner Workforce Program
Rebeca Austin | austinr@fsdb.k12.fl.us
(904) 827-2715
The Cobra Corner Workforce Program is on the job training (OJT) that allows students to gain work experience in a controlled environment, one night a week, throughout the school year. This OJT utilizes culinary skills, the operation of commercial equipment, and customer service skills. The most valuable OJT skill is learning to work as a team to develop respect, cooperation, and responsibility. Students are trained on a commercial grill/fryer, dishwasher, and talking cash register. Students work under a night supervisor to serve staff and students from the deaf and blind departments campus-wide. Students may serve over 80 students from the blind elementary and middle school, and 90 students from the blind high school. The deaf elementary, middle and high school are also served which includes staff and students. This OJT will provide positive role models for all students from the deaf and the blind departments.

Dragon Flowers
Brett Sendler | sendlerb@fsdb.k12.fl.us
(904) 827-2557
Dragon Flowers is the name for the "Flower Shop" agribusiness program at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. Our agribusiness program started 24 years ago and we are located in Alumni Hall. We relocated to Alumni Hall in 2007 and have a "state of the art" complex with a 1,500 square foot fully automated glass greenhouse, a 1,500 square foot covered outdoor work area and a 2,000 square foot outdoor grow area with an automatic irrigation system. We are now in our 25th year of business. We are a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services certified nursery operation. Our school is also a registered member of the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association since 1998 and joined the “Fresh from Florida” Agricultural Promotional Campaign in 2002.

Dragon’s Lair
Nicolette J. Muise, Assistant Director of Food Service | muisen@fsdb.k12.fl.us
(904) 827-2375
Dragon's Lair is a food service operation. At night students run the business, learn to read the orders, cook the food, serve the food, and run the cash register. They learn what to do in a job and what a boss expects from their employees. The skills they learn from this job could land them a job for the summer or when they leave school. We serve the deaf and blind high school one night and the deaf elementary and middle schools on the other night.

Promotional Enterprises
Julie Stinson | stinsonj@fsdb.k12.fl.us
(904)827-2229
This program is designed to help students develop skills in Business operations, customer service, marketing, graphic design, and manufacturing. Students learn the skills required for careers in the custom imprinted merchandise industry. The content includes computer skills, layout, design, measurement activities, decision-making, digital imaging, sublimation, digital embroidery, direct to garment printing, and sign making activities.

Raymond’s Warehouse Workforce Program
Ineabelle Diaz | diazi@fsdb.k12.fl.us
(904) 827-2815
Raymond’s Warehouse (the School Store) Workforce Program students gain experience in the retail marketing industry. The school store employees put classroom learning into actual practice to develop and refine the skills necessary to be successful members of a retail sales team. The students receive hands-on experience in the areas of planning, purchasing and pricing of merchandise for sale at the school store and in customer service. Their responsibilities include greeting customers as they enter the store, being friendly and professional while assisting customers, being knowledgeable about the store products, operating the cash register and handling money, working cooperatively with other team members to restock and to keep the store clean. An additional responsibility for this school year is to learn the restrictions of the “smart snacks in schools” program to ensure enforcement. The more than 8,000 transactions during the school year provide the participants many opportunities for learning. The students also gain purchasing experience during the monthly shopping trips to Wal-Mart, Dollar Tree and Sam’s Club.

The Candy Bar
Amy Mickler | micklera@fsdb.k12.fl.us
Dave Meharg | mehargd@fsdb.k12.fl.us
(904) 827-2895
The Candy Bar is a school-based business run by our students as part of their vocational class. We have an established customer base made up of the staff here on campus and each student is assigned a route for which they are responsible weekly. On Mondays, the students visit each of the customers on their route and take orders for delivery to be made on Friday mornings. Throughout the week, students are involved in taking inventory to help create a shopping list, totaling each order and packaging for delivery. Working for the Candy Bar gives students an opportunity to apply skills we teach in class, such as orientation and mobility, expressive and receptive communication, interpersonal skills, handling money, relaying messages, and employability skills.

Hamilton

Hamilton High School Print Shop
Hamilton High School
5683 US Highway 129, South, Jasper, FL 32052
Janell Warfel | janell.warfel@hamiltonfl.com
Students design and sell teeshirts for community events.

Nassau

Dog Biscuit Sales
West Nassau High School
1 Warrior Drive, Callahan, FL 32011
James Burns | burnsja@nassau.k12.fl.us
Students make and sell dog biscuits to the community.

Dog Biscuit Sales
Yulee High School
85375 Miner Road, Yulee, FL 32097
James Burns | burnsja@nassau.k12.fl.us
Students make and sell dog biscuits to the community.

Retail Store (School Supplies and School Clothing)
West Nassau High School
1 Warrior Drive, Callahan, FL 32011
James Burns | burnsja@nassau.k12.fl.us
Students order and sell school supplies and school clothing.

Print Shop
Hilliard Middle/Senior High School
1 Flashes Drive, Hilliard, FL 32046
James Burns | burnsja@nassau.k12.fl.us
Students make signs for school functions, including large signs for community sponsors of athletic events.

Teeshirt Sales
Hilliard Middle/Senior High School
1 Flashes Drive, Hilliard, FL 32046
James Burns | burnsja@nassau.k12.fl.us
Students create and sell teeshirts for students and faculty.

Café
Hilliard Middle/Senior High School
1 Flashes Drive, Hilliard, FL 32046
James Burns | burnsja@nassau.k12.fl.us
Students create menus and sell food items in school café.

Café
West Nassau High School
1 Warrior Drive, Callahan, FL 32011
James Burns | burnsja@nassau.k12.fl.us
Students create menus and sell food items to students and faculty.

Café
Fernandina Beach High School
435 Citrona Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
James Burns | burnsja@nassau.k12.fl.us
Students create menus and sell food items to students and faculty.

Building Bird Houses
Yulee Middle School
85439 Miner Road, Yulee, FL 32097
James Burns | burnsja@nassau.k12.fl.us
Students build birdhouses for sale to the community.

Yulee High School’s Garden Project
Yulee High School
85375 Minor Road, Yulee, FL 32097
Patti Langford | patricia.langford@nassau.k12.fl.us
Middle and high school students cultivate a plot of land where they plant, harvest, and sell vegetables. Students have propagated additional plants to sell as house plants and cooking herbs. Expansion to a hydroponic growing system is planned.

Putnam

Creative Doers
Interlachen High School
126 North County Road 315, Interlachen, FL 32148
Ed Smith | esmith@putnamschools.org
Creative Doers is a heat press workshop where computer generated or scanned pictures or lettering is placed on various materials. Students, ages 18-22, operate the business with support from teachers and peers.

St. Johns

Button Up
Creekside High School
100 Knights Lane, St. Johns, FL 32259
Kaley Still | kaley.still@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Students create buttons for organizations, clubs, sports events, teams, school spirit and other special events.

Coffee Café
R.J. Murray Middle School
150 North Holmes Boulevard, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Will Butler | butlers@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Students make coffee and related coffee products (café mocha, latte, etc.) for school staff prior to the start of school.

Greenhouse Plant Sale
St. Augustine High School
3205 Varella Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Adam Ringwood | ringwoa@st.johns.k12.fl.us
Students grow ornamental plants in a greenhouse and sell them to the community.

Volusia

Bulldog Popcorn
DeLand High School
800 North Hill Ave., DeLand, FL 32720
Dan Kelly | dkelly@volusia.k12.fl.us
Students prepare, package, advertise and sell popcorn to students and staff

Cool Cats Salad Shoppee
Taylor Middle High School
100 East Washington Ave., Pierson, FL 32180
Students shop for the ingredients and then prepare fresh chicken and tuna salads for teachers to purchase

Hawk One Stop Shop
Spruce Creek High School
801 Taylor Road, Port Orange, FL 32127
Sells snacks to all students

Heavenly Hash Cafe
Heritage Middle School
1001 Parnell Court, Deltona, FL 32728
Jennifer Stewart | jstewart@volusia.k12.fl.us
Taking orders and delivering staff lunches; selling beverages, snacks and desserts

Panther Paws
Pine Ridge High School
926 Howland Boulevard, Deltona, FL 32728
Brook Braly | bdbraly@volusia.k12.fl.us
Sherry McCollough | slmccoll@volusia.k12.f.us
Sell beverages (coffee and hot chocolate), brownies and other treats

Sweet Success
Seabreeze Middle School
2700 N Oleander Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
D Eppelheimer | dmeppelh@volusia.k12.fl.us
Students purchase items to bake cookies and brownies for donation. They sell at Lowes in Ormond Beach.

Terrific Terrier Coffee
DeLand Middle School
Sallie Parker | srparker@volusia.k12.fl.us
Coffee for staff and teachers