High school level

1.Curriculum for high school level




JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT programs for high school level incude:

2. Applied Economics

The program targets high school students in grade X-XII and provides youth with possibility to understand economics based on hands-on applications and case studies with real-market examples. It is an up-to-date approach to economics from the perspective of their future roles as entrepreneurs, employees or consumers. The added value of the methodology is working in teams and making presentations of case studies, developing valuable skills for the business milieu. By applying case analysis, group discussions and presentations, students improve competences to evaluate a big variety of real-life economic situations. During the program implementation youngsters understand economics, the free enterprise system, supply and demand, market clearing price, as well as aspects including financing a business, role of government in ensuring economic stability, etc.

Educational resources:

  1. Teachers’ and Consultants’ Guide
  2. Applied Economics Textbook
  3. Study Guide for Students
  4. Program Curriculum

3. Business Ethics

Business Ethics Program shows the students role of personal values, as well as universal values in developing a strong and respectable character, so necessary in business world. Program is designed in a way to offer pupils possibility to interact, discuss and analyze ethical dilemmas and widen perspectives on ethics through understanding multicultural issues. The program targets students in grade XII and contains twelve modules with case studies for analysis and solving. The topics are build-in with questions and directions to facilitate understanding of business ethics, its role in the society, universal as well as personal values, etc.

Educational resources:

  1. Teachers’ Guide
  2. Study Guide. Case Studies.

4. Student Company (StuCo)

Student Company Program offers participants opportunity to manage their own small business to understand stages in setting up, managing and reaching success by an enterprise.  Youngsters conduct market researches; raise capital by selling stock, and manage accounting books of their company. Student Company is an opportunity to apply economic and business principles and help develop organizing and leadership skills, basics in management competences and team work..

Educational resources:

  1. Teachers’ and Consultants’ Guide
  2. Study Guide
  3. Students’ Notebook
  4. Student Company Folder
  5. Stock Certificates forms
  6. Report Forms
  7. Student Company Charter

5. Success Skills

Success Skills Program provides teenagerswith necessary information necessary to develop a strong life-style and creates opportunities in choosing a career, students being in a situation to go away from the purely educational background and get involved into a dynamic and motivating experience that may change their outlook on world and life. Program aims at developing interpersonal skills of the youth. By participating in the program young people gain a clearer vision about their future career, about their own role in the community they live in and about value of education for their successful future.

“Job Shadow Day” Event is an extra-curricular educational event, which introduces students to the workplace in a company. It offers theoretical insights, practical experiences and career models, helping them to make the best decision about their professional future. The program aims at helping young people understand correlation between learning and work-place success, to observe teamwork and interaction of various departments, as well as of the whole company. They have opportunities to identify necessary skills for performing certain jobs, to evaluate possibilities for developing a successful professional career and learn how to face job recruitment process. 

Educational resources:

  1. Teachers’ Guide
  2. Student’s Learning Guide
  3. “Success Skills” Folder with educational materials
  4. “Success Skills’ DVD

6. My Finances

 My Finances Program provide students with information on stages in wise financial planning, elements of an age-appropriate personal budget, principles of saving and investing money, types of investments, advantages and disadvantages in using credit, types of credits and costs of loans, as well as specifics of human resources and careers in banking system. Program contributes to building a complete image on clever planning personal finances in all stages of life.

Educational resources

  1. Teachers’ Guide
  2. Student’s Learning Guide

7. Computer Management and Entrepreneurial Simulation - TITAN

The program introduces economic and management decision elements by means of interactive simulation and an online intellectual competition. Over the simulation young people have to make decisions on price, volume of production, marketing strategies, capital investment and research and development funds. The platform motivates students to think on main issues of a production process, marketing and financial resources of a company and relate them to economic principles they learned about. Throughout the simulation students will set up a price for their products, will adjust level of production, plan marketing and R&D budgets and will invest in development of the business. As these decisions require planning and analytical thinking skills, TITAN is both an engaging competition and a strong tool in teaching market economics and entrepreneurship.

8. Computer Management and Entrepreneurial Simulation – BANCS in ACTION

Banks in Action Program offers students insights on banking system and services, bank operations and the whole set of means banks use in their activity. The curriculum contributes to creating all-inclusive image of banking system operations and of banking products.