As high school students begin to position themselves for their future, there are many unanswered questions about what lies ahead. JA’s high school programs covering the three JA pathways help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future, and foster skills that will be highly useful in the business world.

JA Be Entrepreneurial® 

JA Be Entrepreneurial is a reimagined, modular program that teaches students about the mindset and the skills needed for success by aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators who add value to any organization. Students completing all three modules use Design Thinking, a problem-solving approach, to create business ideas. Students also learn to transform their ideas into concise, effective, and actionable one-page business plans. (Grades 9-12; Entrepreneurship)

JA Business Communications® 

A one-semester teacher-led course that equips high school students with the communication skills necessary to succeed in business. (Grades 9-12; Work & Career Readiness, Entrepreneurship)

JA Career Success® 

Equips students with the knowledge required to get and keep a job in high-growth industries. Students will explore the crucial workplace skills employers seek, but often find lacking in young employees. Students also will learn about valuable tools to find that perfect job, including resumes, cover letters, and interviewing techniques. (Grades 9-12; Career & Work Readiness)

JA Economics Kit® 

Reinforces concepts of micro- and macro-economics by having students explore the basic characteristics of the U.S. economic system and how economic principles influence business decisions. It also introduces students to consumer issues, such as saving, investing, and taxation. (Grades 11-12; Financial Literacy)

JA High School Heroes® 

Provides leadership development opportunities to high school students who deliver JA programs in elementary schools. (Grades 9-12; Work & Career Readiness)

JA It’s My Job® 

Helps students understand the value of professional communication and soft skills, making them more employable to future employers across multiple career clusters. (Grades 6-12; Work & Career Readiness)

JA Job Shadow

Prepares students to be entrepreneurial thinkers. Students will get to tour a company either virtually or in-person and learn all about the skills needed in demanding and ever-changing workplaces. (Career & Work Readiness)

JA Launch Lesson® 

A point-of-entry program delivered by community entrepreneurs. Students gain firsthand knowledge about starting a business and the entrepreneurial journey. (Grades 9-12; Entrepreneurship)

JA Personal Finance® 

Allows students to experience the interrelationship between today’s financial decisions and future financial freedom. They learn about money-management strategies, including earning, employment and income, budgeting, savings, credit and debt, consumer protection, smart shopping, risk management, and investing. Opportunity to learn these lessons via Corporate Partner Virtual Workshops! (Grades 9-12; Financial Literacy)

JA Take Stock in Your Future® 

Introduces students to the stock market and teaches basic concepts in investment strategy and the risks and rewards of trading. This program includes two components: a classroom curriculum and for many participants, the JA Stock Market Challenge competition event. (Grades 9-12; Financial Literacy)

JA Titan® 

Allows students to operate a virtual company through a Web-based simulation. The students’ success depends on decisions about their product’s price and their company’s marketing, research and development, and business practices. Win or lose, students gain an understanding of how management decisions affect a company’s bottom line. (Grades 9-12; Financial Literacy)

JA Finance Park® 

A month-long program that introduces students to personal financial planning and career exploration. At the culmination of this teacher-led program, students visit JA Finance Park, a realistic on-site or virtual community, to put into practice what they’ve learned by developing and committing to a personal budget. (Grades 7-12; Financial Literacy; Career & Work Readiness, Entrepenurship)

Virtual JA Career Speaker 

Learning about different career paths and fields of work is an important part of forging a student’s future. Our videos are all volunteer-submitted and come from all walks of career life. These videos help students think about the work they might like to do in the future and what steps they can take now in school to achieve their career goals. (Career & Work Readiness) 

Lunch With Leaders Recordings

JAWA Lunch With Leaders brings together Washington state leaders and K-12 students in a no-cost, virtual format to inspire students and prepare them for a stronger tomorrow! Leaders share their stories and discuss the skills and qualities necessary to succeed in their field and give advice on how to plan for a rewarding future. (Career & Work Readiness)

Virtual Corporate Workshops

Volunteers from corporations will deliver two JA programs to students in a distance learning format. This opportunity will allow students to engage with professionals and learn more about finance and economics! (Financial Literacy; Career & Work Readiness)