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JA Take Stock in Your Future-Sacramento Blended Model

JA Take Stock in Your Future-Sacramento curriculum cover

This program is administered by JA of Sacramento
High School
Classroom Based

Pillars of Student Success
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
The JA Stock Market Challenge is typically held in March and educates students about investment and trading in the stock market in a hands-on, high-tech simulation of the New York Stock Exchange floor. The goal is to build the highest portfolio. Includes five classroom lessons before the event (two volunteer-led and three teacher-led) titled JA Take Stock in Your Future.

In the classroom sessions, students learn about stocks, trading, and fundamentals of goal setting in investments. This program helps students to prepare to invest and be comfortable with increasing their knowledge of investing in the stock market culminating in participating in the Stock Market Challenge event competition.

Program Concepts

Individual Equities, Impact of the Economy, Geopolitical Events, Market Sentiment, Teamwork, Math skills, Risk and Rewards of Trading, Personal Finance, SMART Financial Goals, Communication, Technology, Portfolio, Dividends, Stock Market

Skills Students Learn

  • Stock Market
  • Public vs Private Companies
  • Buying and Selling through Stock Exchanges and Markets
  • Risks Associated with Owning Stock
  • Analyze Stock Table
  • Explore Market Events Affecting Share Prices
  • IPOs
  • Investment Strategies
  • Identify Three Asset Classes and Risks
  • Set SMART Personal Finance Goals

Alignment with State and National Standards

Common Core Standards

For those states that follow common core standards, Junior Achievement’s curricula have been reviewed for alignment with these standards! Learn more by selecting the appropriate grade level below.

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National Standards

While educational standards are determined primarily at the state level, many national standards serve as guidelines for the development of these state standards. See how Junior Achievement curricula align with the national standards listed below.

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State Standards

Junior Achievement curricula are created to align with state standards. To see how our programs align with your state’s standards, explore the options below.

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Scope and Sequence

Junior Achievement learning experiences cover financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Our extensive scope and sequence helps explain how our programs cover these subjects at various grade levels.

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Request a Presenter to Teach Curriculum

A Junior Achievement Volunteer teaches students
Junior Achievement lessons are delivered by volunteers from the community. These presenters are prepared by JA to facilitate engaging learning activities that focus on financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship. This results in an enriched learning experience that helps students make the connection between what they learn in school and the world outside the classroom.

Steps to Request a Presenter

Steps to Request a Presenter

1) Request Info

Once you’ve decided to have a JA volunteer in your classroom, fill out the form on this website. You will receive information on next steps.

2) Pick Schedule

You will be able to coordinate a schedule that works for your class either online or in conjunction with a JA representative.

3) Meet Presenter

Once a volunteer is identified for your class, JA will connect you with the presenter to discuss roles, expectations, and logistics.

4) Empower Students with Standards-Based Education

After all details are in place, the JA volunteer will deliver lessons to your students either virtually or in-person.

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