The Stock Market
Start Your Own Business
Money for College
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!
Dollars By Design
Living on a Tight Budget
History of Currency
A Shoplifter's Story
ON2 Money Credits
Republic High School. Republic, Washington
Republic High School is located in North-Eastern Washington, 30 miles from the Canadian Border. Republic has a total enrollment of just under 600 students. Republic is a very small, rural community. To the West and the East are major mountain passes, to the north the Canadian border, and the south is Lake Roosevelt served by one of the state's only free ferries. Primary industries include logging, mining (gold/silver), and agriculture. Telecommunications is being used as an equalizer to enable Republic students to become linked with the rest of the world.
--From economics teacher Brett Cromwell
Clinton High School. Clinton, Iowa
Clinton High School is the only public high school (1300 in grades 9-12) in a Mississippi River town of 28,000. The class is called Multi-Occupations Cooperative (MOC). The MOC program is for seniors only and each student in the class works at a part-time job in his/her career area. The students get credit for their job and the class. The class covers job getting and keeping skills, careers, and other areas which will help them when they graduate. One of those topics is Financial Planning and this is where we participate ing the CNBC/MCI Student Stock Tournament on the Internet.
--From economics teacher Jim Figgins
Sidney Lanier High School. San Antonio, Texas
Sidney Lanier HS has a school-within-a school magnet program with a focus of international banking and business in the San Antonio Independent School District. Located on the campus is a Student Financial Service Center which is used in partnership with the Broadway National Bank as a classroom and demonstration site. Currently, Sophomores are researching how they will actually invest $100 from an endowment fund.
--From Magnet School Coordinator Michelle Savage
Bisbee High School. Bisbee, Arizona
Bisbee is very rural. It is 100 miles south of Tucson along the Mexican border. Many of the students are the sons and daughters of farmers and immigrants. Bisbee school is able to use the Internet to communicate with other cities and countries and expand the students' view of the world. The students have gone from knowing and caring nothing about the stock market to being avid followers of the stock quotes posted on certain financial sites.
--From economics teacher Penelope Levario
Metro Boulevard Alternative High School. Wichita, Kansas
This is an alternative high school in one of the largest 25 school districts in the nation. We have around 200 students. Our school is an individualized program where the student can go as fast as they can and they get their credit when the semesters WORK is done not when they've put in so much seat time. The computer online game has proved so enticing that I arranged to have two stock brokers come talk to interested students. Since it is not required attendance at any such thing, it was pretty amazing to see about half of our small school there and interested. The InvestSmart game is so alluring that students will give up their SMOKING BREAK to come check the market.
--From Ernestine Krehbiel, Social Studies teacher
Thomas Jefferson High School. Hillsborough, Florida
The Academy of Finance at Thomas Jefferson High School is in its third year of existence. The program consists of five courses, including a paid internship between the junior and senior year. The AOF program at Jefferson is part of the National Academy Foundation in New York, New York. NAF is a non-profit organization devoted to developing school-to-work educational programs in public schools which merges education and the business community through business partnerships. There are currently 238 NAF academies in over 31 states, including Hawaii and the District of Columbia.
At Jefferson, students are introduced to stocks in their Economics class in the ninth grade. They actually begin studying investing in the eleventh grade in their Financial Operations class. Their senior year they again study investing from a more personal in-depth approach in Financial Planning. The Stock Market game was planned for the second semester of the senior year after students had a complete understanding of stocks.
--From School Director Jeanine Flynn