JA High School
Learning Experiences

Junior Achievement’s unique delivery system provides the training, materials, and support necessary to bolster the chances for student success. The impact is measurable, too. Students who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts. We invite you to take a closer look at our High School programs!

High School Learning Experiences

High school students are much closer to higher education and employment opportunities, so they frequently have many unanswered questions about what lies ahead. Junior Achievement’s high school programs help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future.

With a range of different learning experiences, Junior Achievement teaches concepts relating to entrepreneurship, financial literacy, free enterprise and work readiness. With the help of our JA volunteers we bring real-life business experience and guidance at a time that represents an essential crossroads for young people. While we educate students we also foster skills that will be highly useful in the business world.

JA All About Cars introduces students to the essential costs related to buying and operating their first car and offers tips. (Grades 9-12)

JA All About Cars Preview

JA Be Entrepreneurial is a modular program that teaches students about the mindset and skills needed by both aspiring entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.(Grades 9-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: High
  • Financial Literacy: Minimal
  • Work Readiness: Moderate

JA Be Entrepreneurial Program Brief
JA Be Entrepreneurial Program Overview

JA Business Communications equips high school students to focus on communication skills necessary to succeed in business, including communicating up, down, and across organizations, talking about performance, and writing in a business setting. (Grades 9-12)

JA Business Communications Overview

JA Business and Technology 1 and JA Business and Technology 2 introduces high school students to the basic skills necessary to succeed in business.
(Grades 9-12)

JA Business and Technology 1 Overview
JA Business and Technology 2 Overview

JA Career Speaker Series provides students with a guest speaker or video sharing information about his/her career, work, and education experience.”(Grades K-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: Minimal
  • Financial Literacy: Minimal
  • Work Readiness: High

JA Career Speaker Series Program Brief
JA Career Speaker Series Program Overview

JA Career Success equips students with the knowledge required to get and keep a job in high-growth industries. Students explore 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)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based 
  • Entrepreneurship: Moderate
  • Financial Literacy: Minimal
  • Work Readiness: High

JA Career Success Program Brief
JA Career Success Program Overview

JA Economics examines the fundamental concepts of micro-, macro-, and international economics. (Grades 11-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: Moderate
  • Financial Literacy: High
  • Work Readiness: Moderate

JA Economics Program Overview

JA Entrepreneurial Mindset introduces high school students to the basics of starting a business, including developing entrepreneurial abilities, identifying a business opportunity, creating a business plan, economics, and the stages of business growth.(Grades 9-12)

JA Entrepreneurial Mindset Overview

JA Excellence through Ethics students will learn the importance of ethics and ethical decision-making and how ethical and unethical choices affect everyone in a community. (Grades 6-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: Minimal
  • Financial Literacy: Minimal
  • Work Readiness: High

JA Excellence through Ethics Program Brief
JA Excellence through Ethics Program Overview

JA Financial Capabilities 1 and JA Financial Capabilities 2 allows high school students to examine financial capabilities from a business perspective, focusing on
banking, economics, business planning, and risk management.(Grades 9-12)

JA Financial Capabilities 1 Overview
JA Financial Capabilities 2 Overview

JA Financial Literacy 1 and JA Financial Literacy 2 equips high school students with
foundational personal finance skills. (Grades 9-12)

JA Financial Literacy 1 and JA Financial Literacy 2 Overview

JA It’s My Job (Soft Skills) will help students understand the value of professional communication and soft skills, making them more employable to future employers across multiple career clusters. (Grades 6-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: Minimal
  • Financial Literacy: Minimal
  • Work Readiness: High

JA It’s My Job (Soft Skills) Program Brief
JA It’s My Job (Soft Skills) Program Overview

JA Launch Lesson is a point-of-entry program delivered by community entrepreneurs. Students gain firsthand knowledge about starting a business and the entrepreneurial journey. (Grades 9-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: High
  • Financial Literacy: Minimal
  • Work Readiness: Moderate

JA Launch Lesson Program Brief

JA Marketing Principles 1 and JA Marketing Principles 2 introduces high school students to marketing and some basic marketing techniques.(Grades 9-12)

JA Marketing Principles 1 Overview
JA Marketing Principles 2 Overview

JA Personal Finance explores the fundamental elements of personal finances: earnings, saving and investing, budgeting, credit, risk management, and giving. Students apply these elements to a personal financial plan that allows them to set specific goals for their lifelong financial needs and desired quality of life. (Grades 9-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: Minimal
  • Financial Literacy: High
  • Work Readiness: Moderate

JA Personal Finance 2.0 Program Brief
JA Personal Finance 2.0 Program Overview

JA Take Stock in Your Future students discover the benefits and challenges of investing in the stock market as part of a broader, long-term investment strategy and the risks and rewards of trading.(Grades 9-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: Minimal
  • Financial Literacy: High
  • Work Readiness: Moderate

JA Take Stock in Your Future Program Brief
JA Take Stock in Your Future Program Overview

JA Titan is a simulation-based program in which high school students compete as business CEOs in the phone industry, experiencing firsthand how an organization evaluates alternatives, makes decisions, analyzes the outcomes of those decisions, and then strategizes what to do next.”(Grades 9-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: Moderate
  • Financial Literacy: High
  • Work Readiness: Moderate

JA Titan Program Brief
JA Titan Program Overview

High School Learning Experiences

High school students are much closer to higher education and employment opportunities, so they frequently have many unanswered questions about what lies ahead. Junior Achievement’s high school programs help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future.

With a range of different learning experiences, Junior Achievement teaches concepts relating to entrepreneurship, financial literacy, free enterprise and work readiness. With the help of our JA volunteers we bring real-life business experience and guidance at a time that represents an essential crossroads for young people. While we educate students we also foster skills that will be highly useful in the business world.

JA All About Cars introduces students to the essential costs related to buying and operating their first car and offers tips. (Grades 9-12)

JA All About Cars Preview

JA Be Entrepreneurial is a modular program that teaches students about the mindset and skills needed by both aspiring entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.(Grades 9-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: High
  • Financial Literacy: Minimal
  • Work Readiness: Moderate

JA Be Entrepreneurial Program Brief
JA Be Entrepreneurial Program Overview

JA Business Communications equips high school students to focus on communication skills necessary to succeed in business, including communicating up, down, and across organizations, talking about performance, and writing in a business setting. (Grades 9-12)

JA Business Communications Overview

JA Business and Technology 1 and JA Business and Technology 2 introduces high school students to the basic skills necessary to succeed in business. (Grades 9-12)

JA Business and Technology 1 Overview
JA Business and Technology 2 Overview

JA Career Speaker Series provides students with a guest speaker or video sharing information about his/her career, work, and education experience.”(Grades K-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: Minimal
  • Financial Literacy: Minimal
  • Work Readiness: High

JA Career Speaker Series Program Brief
JA Career Speaker Series Program Overview

JA Career Success equips students with the knowledge required to get and keep a job in high-growth industries. Students explore 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)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based 
  • Entrepreneurship: Moderate
  • Financial Literacy: Minimal
  • Work Readiness: High

JA Career Success Program Brief
JA Career Success Program Overview

JA Economics examines the fundamental concepts of micro-, macro-, and international economics. (Grades 11-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: Moderate
  • Financial Literacy: High
  • Work Readiness: Moderate

JA Economics Program

JA Entrepreneurial Mindset introduces high school students to the basics of starting a business, including developing entrepreneurial abilities, identifying a business opportunity, creating a business plan, economics, and the stages of business growth.(Grades 9-12)

JA Entrepreneurial Mindset Overview

A Excellence through Ethics students will learn the importance of ethics and ethical decision-making and how ethical and unethical choices affect everyone in a community. (Grades 6-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: Minimal
  • Financial Literacy: Minimal
  • Work Readiness: High

JA Excellence through Ethics Program Brief
JA Excellence through Ethics Program Overview

JA Financial Capabilities 1 and JA Financial Capabilities 2 allows high school students to examine financial capabilities from a business perspective, focusing on banking, economics, business planning, and risk management.(Grades 9-12)

JA Financial Capabilities 1 Overview
JA Financial Capabilities 2 Overview

JA Financial Literacy 1 and JA Financial Literacy 2 equips high school students with foundational personal finance skills. (Grades 9-12)

JA Financial Literacy 1 and JA Financial Literacy 2 Overview

JA It’s My Job (Soft Skills) will help students understand the value of professional communication and soft skills, making them more employable to future employers across multiple career clusters. (Grades 6-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: Minimal
  • Financial Literacy: Minimal
  • Work Readiness: High

JA It’s My Job (Soft Skills) Program Brief
JA It’s My Job (Soft Skills) Program Overview

JA Launch Lesson is a point-of-entry program delivered by community entrepreneurs. Students gain firsthand knowledge about starting a business and the entrepreneurial journey. (Grades 9-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: High
  • Financial Literacy: Minimal
  • Work Readiness: Moderate

JA Launch Lesson Program Brief

JA Marketing Principles 1 and JA Marketing Principles 2 introduces high school students to marketing and some basic marketing techniques.(Grades 9-12)

JA Marketing Principles 1 Overview
JA Marketing Principles 2 Overview

JA Personal Finance explores the fundamental elements of personal finances: earnings, saving and investing, budgeting, credit, risk management, and giving. Students apply these elements to a personal financial plan that allows them to set specific goals for their lifelong financial needs and desired quality of life. (Grades 9-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: Minimal
  • Financial Literacy: High
  • Work Readiness: Moderate

JA Personal Finance Program Brief
JA Personal Finance Program Overview

JA Take Stock in Your Future students discover the benefits and challenges of investing in the stock market as part of a broader, long-term investment strategy and the risks and rewards of trading.(Grades 9-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: Minimal
  • Financial Literacy: High
  • Work Readiness: Moderate

JA Take Stock in Your Future Program Brief
JA Take Stock in Your Future Program Overview

JA Titan is a simulation-based program in which high school students compete as business CEOs in the phone industry, experiencing firsthand how an organization evaluates alternatives, makes decisions, analyzes the outcomes of those decisions, and then strategizes what to do next.”(Grades 9-12)

  • Implementation: Classroom Based
  • Entrepreneurship: Moderate
  • Financial Literacy: High
  • Work Readiness: Moderate

JA Titan Program Brief
JA Titan Program Overview

Contact our team to learn more!

Christy Kunz
Vice President – Education
christy.kunz@ja.org

Stacy Voelliger
Senior Education Manager
stacy.voelliger@ja.org

Nora Shook
Education Manager
nora.shook@ja.org

Melissa Rebro
JA World Program Director
melissa.rebro@ja.org

Christy Kunz
Vice President – Education
christy.kunz@ja.org

Stacy Voelliger
Senior Education Manager
stacy.voelliger@ja.org

Nora Shook
Education Manager
nora.shook@ja.org

Melissa Rebro
JA World Program Director
melissa.rebro@ja.org