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 help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future, and foster skills that will be highly useful in the business world.
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)
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.
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!
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.
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)
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)
JA Be Entrepreneurial®
Challenges students through interactive classroom activities to start their own entrepreneurial venture while still in high school. The program provides useful, practical content to assist teens in the transition from being students to innovative, profitable business owners. (Grades 9-12)
JA Company Program®
Unlocks the innate ability in high school students to fill a need or solve a problem in their community by launching a business venture and unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit. (Grades 9-12)
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)
JA Exploring Economics®
Uses hands-on activities to explain complex economic concepts such as supply and demand, inflation, and the production, distribution and consumption of goods. It gives insight into the effect governments and individuals have on the global economy all the way down to the price of a loaf of bread. (Grades 9-12)
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)
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)
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)