JA Financial Capability 2

JA Financial Capability curriculum cover

High School
Classroom Based

Pillars of Student Success
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
JA Financial Capability 2 is a one-semester teacher-led course, part of the JA High School Expericence courses, in which high school students examine financial capabilities from a business perspective, focusing on employee benefits, ethics, business investment, and international business operations. Volunteers engage with students through a variety of activities that includes subject matter guest speaking and coaching or advising for case study and project course work.

Students will:

Learn the necessary concepts applicable to state and national educational standards.

Apply these standards-based concepts to the real world.

Synthesize elective concepts through cumulative, tangible deliverables (projects).

Analyze a business situation or principle through the use of a case study.

Demonstrate the skills necessary for future career pathway success.

Program Concepts

Adaptability, Beliefs, Benefits of selling internationally, Breach of contract, Business acquisitions, Business chains, business contracts, Business expansion, Business mergers, Careers, Code of ethics, Corporate social responsibility, Contracts, Contract protection, Contractor, Costs of hiring, Culture, Culture and business connections, Customer, Distribute profits, Domestic business, Elements of a contract, Employee, Employee experience, Enforceable contracts, Ethics, Expenses, Experience, Express or implied contracts, Franchises, Full time, Generalizations, Hard skills, Inorganic growth, International business, International business challenges, International sales, New work environment, Organic growth, Part time, Positive attitude, Profits, Reasons to hire, Reinvest profits, Soft skills, Stakeholder, Stakeholder Theory, Stereotyping, Stockholder, Stockholder Theory, The cost of benefits, Time management, Triple bottom line, Types of business legal structures, Values

Skills Students Learn

  • Analyze ideas
  • Analyze information
  • Analyze real world situations
  • Compare and contrast information
  • Create an artifact showing information gained
  • Discuss information
  • Evaluate information found
  • Gather information from a website
  • Interact with other students
  • Make a decision
  • Participate in group discussion
  • Present information
  • Research information
  • Role play business situations
  • Take another perspective
  • Think critically
  • Work in groups
JA High School Experience Overview

Alignment with State and National Standards

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.

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

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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