How JA Supports Colorado Academic Standards
JA is designed to complement what you teach in the classroom every day. Better yet, our programs meet the Colorado Academic Standards adopted by the State Board of Education in December 2009.
Worldwide Instructional Design compared the new Colorado Academic Standards and found that Junior Achievement’s programs correlate well with the new standards. The programs especially match the Financially Literacy, Social Studies, Mathematics, Reading, Writing and Communication standards.
Another study recently conducted by the University of Northern Colorado stated, “Junior Achievement programs address the standards with a practical, real life, hands-on approach providing students with experiences similar to what they encounter outside of the classroom.”
A record number of students from 44 area high schools competed in this year’s JA Stock Market Challenge, presented by Great West-Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. Students got some hands on experience with investment strategies, carefully playing the game in … Continue reading
Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. has received a $16,000 grant to support its entrepreneurship programs in 15 local Denver-area classrooms. Sam’s Club presented the grant in support of its focus on youth entrepreneurship education. “Knowledge of the free enterprise system, its benefits to … Continue reading
Technology and communications companies are no strangers to competition or community involvement. So it’s no wonder industry leaders jumped at the chance to compete against each other for the good of Colorado’s young people by joining the JA Communications & … Continue reading