The special needs students at South Gwinnett High School are learning in the real world since opening their very own coffee shop in November. South Perk, located in an old storage room at the high school, is a welcome retreat for the school's staff and teachers. They can drop by during the operating hours of 7:00am - 9:25am and pick up a cup of coffee and a muffin between classes.
The students are learning customer service, math skills, business skills, communication skills, and get a chance to see teachers they would not normally see. Even non-verbal students are able to use communication devices and work as greeters. The coffee shop has been a positive influence on the students.
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