In Math Academy, fifth graders create a hypothetical socially-conscious business. The business has a certain amount of money to buy or rent a location, equipment and supplies, and the business plan includes ways the business gives back to an organization or need.

This year’s businesses were:

Percy Claws: mobile trucks that sell Percy Jackson books and memorabilia and give a portion of their proceeds to help save big cats in a sanctuary in the Midwest.

Heart and Sole: sells shoes, and part of the proceeds goes toward needy children.

Dibross Sports: sells sports equipment, and part of the proceeds goes toward cancer patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Cupcakes for Hope: Homeless people help make the cupcakes, and proceeds go to buy goodie bags for homeless people.

The Teddy Taco: sells tacos to buy teddy bears for orphaned children.

Students presented their business plans to the “Shark Tank,” consisting of Head of School O.J. Morgan, Director of Advancement Kim Brown and Director of Admissions Brooke Moore.

Math Academy is taught by Diane Kemp.