Simply MACnificent!

The Maquoketa Alternative Classroom Café - Fran Riley Feature

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (KWQC) — Coffee’s on! Something is brewing at Maquoketa High School It is MACnificent!

The Maquoketa Alternative Classroom Café. A student-operated coffee shop. Alternative Education students who prepare and serve lattes, frappes, smoothies, and much more.

The café opened in 2013. Kathy Mc Caulley is the director. The coffee shop is a non-traditional approach to education, giving students a taste of what it’s like to run a business.

The students learn about team work, take pride in their preparation, and develop skills which will last a lifetime. The coffee shop experience boosts their self- esteem. It also keeps them in school.

The program is working according to Kathy Mc Caulley. Alternative students have to pass requirements similar to other Maquoketa High school students. With a ninety five percent success rate, The MACnificent Café appears to be a winner!

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