• Curriculum & Academic Standards

    Annually, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc., (JA) reaches more than 125,000 students. We do this through relevant and innovative volunteer-delivered curriculum that helps students become entrepreneurial, financially literate and work ready. Download this brochure for more detailed information about the ways JA programs address these critical content areas.

    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 Financial Literacy, Social Studies, Mathematics, Reading, Writing and Communication standards.

    Another study 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.”

    We welcome to you take a closer look at our curriculum and how each program correlates with academic standards:

    Elementary School Programs
    JA’s elementary school programs are the foundation of its K-12 curricula. Each program offers five hands-on activities that change students’ lives by helping them understand business and economics.

    Middle School Programs
    The middle grades programs build on concepts the students learned in JA’s elementary school program and help teens make difficult decisions about how to best prepare for their educational and professional future. The programs supplement standard social studies curricula and develop communication skills that are essential to success in the business world.

    High School Programs
    As high school students begin to position themselves for their future, there are many unanswered questions about what lies ahead. JA’s high school programs help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future, and foster skills that will be highly useful in the business world.

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