Opportunities for international students to learn outside of the classrooms at this private boarding high school are often available.
Each year the students who take Honors Business Math class, go to Harry and David’s in Medford to experience manufacturing, production, packaging, and warehouse procedures, which are multiple chapters on paper come to life. At the end of the factory tour, they return to the retail store to taste samples and purchase some of the products they’ve seen in production during the tour.
It is important for students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real life experiences. This field trip allows the students to begin understanding the importance of business math applications from pay incentives on the packing line to driving a forklift in the warehouse, or even designing special product packaging to the speed of folding the shipping boxes. The overall experience stimulates the imagination and encourages new possibilities for the future of these business math students.