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High School Programs

JA Be Entrepreneurial (Grades 9- 12)
By developing the essential components of a business plan, JA Be Entrepreneurial challenges students to start an entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.

JA Business Ethics (Grades 9- 12)
JA Business Ethics enables students to recognize, analyze and apply basic terminology, theories and concepts common to the study of ethics.  They explore and analyze their own ethical values and philosophy, establish ethical priorities and learn to evaluate their decision-making process.

JA Careers with a Purpose (Grades 9 - 12)
JA Careers with a Purpose has hands-on classroom activities and local, regional, and global essay competitions.  It introduces students to the importance of seeking careers that help them realize their life potential and noble purpose.  The program demonstrates the importance of positive values, life maxims, and ethical decision-making within the context of career and life decisions.

JA Company Program (Grades 9 - 12)
JA Company Program puts theory to practice by as students develop their own money-making business from concept to business plan, financing, execution, sales and ultimately, growth or demise.  The experience fosters understanding and appreciation of the opportunities and responsibilities each person has in the workplace.

JA Economics (Grades 9- 12)
JA Economics 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. JA Economics is a one-semester course and is recommended for students in grades 11 and 12. Instructional materials include textbooks and study guides. JA Company Program and JA Titan are supplementary programs.

JA Exploring Economics (Grades 9- 12)
JA Exploring Economics fosters lifelong skills and knowledge about how our economy works including micro, macro, personal and international economics.

JA P.A.S.S. (Grades 9- 12)
JA P.A.S.S. project provides meaningful instruction that raises awareness of the vast range of career opportunities available in the sports related field and engages students in learning more about the nature of business.  The program is culminated with a visit from a "Sports Celebrity".

JA Success Skills (Grades 9- 12)
JA Success Skills develops students' interpersonal effectiveness and problem-solving skills necessary for the workplace. Through engaging activities, the students appreciate the importance of personal appearance, professional demeanor, punctuality, and written and oral communication.

JA Personal Finance (Grades 9- 12)
JA Personal Finance introduces students to the importance of making wise financial decisions. The program demonstrates the importance of planning, goal setting, and thoughtful decision-making within the context of personal financial decisions. Five required, volunteer-led sessions. Twenty-four additional teacher-led sessions available.

JA Career Success (Grades 9 - 12)

JA Career Success equips students with the tools and skills required to earn and keep a job in high-growth career industries.


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