Standard Based Learning with Junior Achievement
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Easy Step by Step Process
1) Pick a Teaching Tool
Junior Achievement offers a variety of proven experiential educational models, from in-person, blended, and virtual.
2) Download Resources
JA learning resources are available in a variety of formats. These include PDFs, games, videos, and interactive activities.
3) Organize Schedule
JA will work with your schedule to create a great learning experience for you and your students!
4) Empower Kids with Standard-Met Education
JA programs have a proven impact, especially when it comes to making the connection between what’s learned in the classroom and life outside it.
Our K-12 Learning Experiences
Junior Achievement learning experiences are designed to be appropriate for all grade levels. Whether learning about “wants” and “needs” in elementary school or how to launch a global startup in 12th grade, students will have a powerful learning experience.
For most of us, managing money, having an occupation, and interacting with business will be a reality. JA learning experiences deliver lessons in financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship so that students will be better prepared for life outside the classroom.
Lesson plans, study guides, worksheets, digital assets, games, videos, and other engaging content help educators and volunteers engage students with JA learning experiences.
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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.
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.
Junior Achievement curricula are created to align with state standards. To see how our programs align with your state’s standards, explore the options below.
Amy Kneesey, Vice Chairman of the Brevard County School Board
"It’s a way to expand our curriculum without having to put out more resources. That’s a win for everyone."
Beth Westfall, Assistant Principal West Side Elementary School
"JA is relevant to my school, more so now than ever."
Hilah R. Mercer, Principal Cambridge Elementary Magnet School
"Junior Achievement is an outstanding, motivating program for our elementary students. Several of [our teachers] had JA volunteers last year and all had great praise for the program"
Michael Johnson, PhD, UCF Professor, College of Education
"I have long believed that this JA experience is so valuable for our UCF students and that actually it is a rare win for all experience, the UCF students, the school teachers, the school students, the UCF Education Profs, and the JA sponsors."