http://downtownproject.com/2012/garehime-elementary-educating-entrepreneurs/ "Welcome to Garehime Elementary School, where students are being prepared to succeed in the entrepreneurial age! Garehime provides a rich learning environment with students participating in a model city and every class operating a business or governmental agency. Our model city, Garehime Heights, includes a student-operated bank, post office, Environmental Protection Agency, City Council, court system, radio and TV stations, art museum, paper mill, florist, photo studio and many more. Our student entrepreneurs also develop and run their own independent businesses, complete with business licenses, profit and loss reports, advertising, quality control, sales, and customer service.
Garehime students earn Garehime Gold, our school currency, and spend it throughout the year at Going to Town Days when classroom and student businesses are in operation selling handmade products and services. Our Garehime citizens learn and live by the Lifeskills and Lifelong Guidelines. Instruction is based on the latest brain research on how children process and retain new information. Each year to engage and motivate students, our curriculum is integrated with our year long theme. For the 2011-2012 school year, our theme is Garehime Means Business: Imagine. Create. Innovate. We encourage you to display these theme reminders at home: wheel, map."