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

Volunteers teaching high school programs can find helpful tips on our Volunteer Resources page.

Classroom Programs

JA Be Entrepreneurial: 7 Sessions
JA Be Entrepreneurial challenges students to start their own entrepreneurial ventures while still in high school through interactive activities. Program Details |Standards Correlation

JA Capitalism with a Conscience: 1 Session
JA Capitalism with a Conscience provides students the opportunity to learn about ethics from local CEOs and work in groups to offer solutions to ethical dilemmas.

JA Career Speaker Series, presented by Deloitte
JA Career Speaker Series, presented by Deloitte, gives students the opportunities to learn about an industry and company first-hand from business professionals or entrepreneurs. Program Details

JA Career Success: 7 Sessions
Recommended for 9th and 10th grades. JA Career Success equips students with the tools and skills required by employers to get and keep a job in the 21st century, high-demand career industries. Program Details | Standards Correlation

JA Economics: 1 Semester
JA Economics examines the fundamental concepts of micro-, macro-, personal and international economies. Teachers implement daily lessons in the classroom and a volunteer makes five to seven visits. Program Details | Standards Correlation

JA Launch Lesson: 1 Session
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. Program Details

JA Personal Finance: 8 Sessions
JA Personal Finance introduces students to the fundamental elements of personal finances: earnings, savings and investing, budgeting, credit, risk management, and giving. Five sessions are led by a volunteer, three are led by the teacher. Requires use of classroom technology. Program Details | Standards Correlation

JA Personal Success, presented by Western Union: 6 Sessions
Recommended for 11th and 12th grades. JA Personal Success, presented by Western Union, prepares students for the job market by helping them to develop the personal success skills that will help them land and keep a job. JA Personal Success is also available with a hospitality and tourism focus. Program Description | Hospitality and Tourism Program Description

JA Titan, presented by Janus Henderson: 7 Sessions
In an online simulation/competition, students make decisions about price, production, marketing, capital investment, and research development for fictional companies, discovering the impact each has on a company’s success or failure. Program Details | Standards Correlation

Other Programs

JA Business Week: 1-Week Summer Program
JA Business Week is a week long summer camp for high school students to learn from local business leaders, stay on a college campus and participate in a Shark Tank-style project. Visit www.JABusinessWeek.org for more information.

JA Career Exploration Fair
(Offered in Northern Colorado and Wyoming only)
JA Career Exploration Fair 
is an event where students learn about a range of career options across multiple career clusters. Volunteer share information about their businesses and/or jobs and students as questions as the speakers or students rotate from station to station. Program Details

JA Finance Park, presented by Transamerica: Teacher-Led Sessions + Simulation
JA Finance Park, presented by Transamerica, is an innovative financial literacy simulation that introduces young people to personal financial planning and career exploration. Visit the JA Finance Park web page for program details and more information. | Standards Correlation

JA Job Shadow: Half Day Visit to Business Location
JA Job Shadow connects students with businesses in industries such as energy, engineering, and health care, allowing them to explore business operations and connect with employees. STEM job shadows are also available. Program Details

JA Stock Market Challenge: 2 Sessions + Event
Fall event: presented by Wells Fargo
Spring event: presented by Charles Schwab
JA Stock Market Challenge educates students about investing and trading in the stock market in a hands-on, high-tech simulation of the New York Stock Exchange Floor. Includes two volunteer-led classroom lessons titled JA Take Stock in Your Future. Visit the JA Stock Market Challenge web page for program details and more information.

Denver Startup Week Youth Pass – Early Access: 1 Day
Guided by local business leaders, the Youth Pass – Early Access allows high school students a chance to participate in two or three of Denver Startup Week’s most popular sessions, plus special sessions designed just for them. Find more information on the Denver Startup Week web page.