The Greeting Card Company

Presentation Category: 
California Partnership Academy
Presentation Description: 
The Greeting Card Company is an action-based project that creates a student-directed greeting card company. The project was designed by Santa Ana Business Alliance partners and the Academy of Finance teachers. Students interview for corporate positions, write a business plan, design and market a product, and enjoy a recognition ceremony.
Presentation Style
Lecture Style: 
Interactive Style: 
Lead Presenter
Lead Presenter Name: 
Nancy Dervis
Business teacher
Additional Presenter 1
Additional Presenter 1: 
Susan Dixon
Financial Consultant
Smith Barney
Additional Presenter 2
Additional Presenter 2: 
Paula Young
Financial Advisor
Farmer's Merchant Bank

Funding Opportunities

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides funding to states to replace cuts to K-12 and higher education for several purposes including teacher professional development for making progress toward rigorous college and career-ready standards.

Information links for funding professional development:

Using Recovery Funds to Drive School Reform and Improvement

AARA Title I Part A Funds

Implementing the Recovery Act

Implementation Ideas from the Field

Perkins Funding

The CCPC conference includes professional development topics for faculty, counselors, and administrators that meet requirements of the 2006 Perkins Act (Sections 122, 124, 134, and 135).

Information links for funding professional development:

Perkins IV (2006) Legislation

Perkins IV (2006) Policy Guidance