JA Company Program®

JA Company Program curriculum cover

High School
Implementation:
Classroom Based
After School
Virtual

Pillars of Student Success
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Moderate Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
JA Company Program empowers high school students to fill a need or solve a problem in their community and teaches them practical skills required to conceptualize, capitalize, and manage their own business venture. Community volunteers and mentors provide real-world guidance and experience to the student-led startup.

Throughout the process of building their own company, students will be able to:

-- Collaborate with team members.
-- Make crucial business decisions.
-- Communicate with multiple stakeholders.
-- Develop entrepreneurial knowledge and skills.

JA Company Program is part of the JA Entrepreneurship Pathway and is recommended for high school students (Grades 9-12). This program can be volunteer or educator led and is available in classroom based, remote live, or after school implementation. It may be completed during one semester or throughout an entire school year.

• Includes self-guided learning topics in a flipped model to maximize hands-on learning time with the lead instructor
• Subject Matter Expert volunteer guides
• Robust support materials for teachers, including a pacing guide for semester-long implementation
• Streamlined financial management with accompanying step-by-step, walk-through tutorial videos
• Includes new, interactive, self-guided topics for sales, leadership and management, supply chain, finance, and marketing

JA teachers and volunteers are encouraged, as part of this program, to utilize the resources available in JA Connect™ Learning Pathways, located at connect.ja.org. This self-guided experience includes interactives, JA Digital Career Book, and games and apps for student use.

JA programs support national and state standards in reading, mathematics, social studies, and work and career readiness. See below for more information on alignment with national and state standards.

Virtual Implementation

Remote live implementation is available for JA Company Program.


Sponsors

    Junior Achievement USA gratefully acknowledges The Achievement Foundation for its dedication to the JA Company Program.

    Junior Achievement USA gratefully acknowledges The Hartford for its dedication to the continuous development of the JA Company Program.

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.

Main Correlation and Standards Page

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.

Main Correlation and Standards Page

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.

Main Correlation and Standards Page

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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