JA High School Heroes

JA High School Heroes curriculum cover

High School
Implementation:
Classroom Based
After School
Virtual

Pillars of Student Success
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
JA High School Heroes provides leadership development opportunities to high school students who deliver JA programs in elementary schools. JA High School Heroes is recommended for high school students.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

-- Identify qualities of a leader and recognize the role of civic leadership in a community.
-- Use strong presentation skills to communicate effectively.
-- Recognize and use techniques that further teamwork and achieve group goals.
-- Use a problem-solving technique to solve personal and professional problems.
-- Apply critical-thinking skills to work-based problems.
-- Recognize that decisions have consequences.
-- Recognize the value of constructive feedback and the growth mind-set.
-- Develop a personal action plan.

JA High School Heroes is part of the JA Work and Career Readiness Pathway and is recommended for high school students (Grades 9-12). This educator or volunteer led program can be implemented as a classroom based, remote synchronous, or after school program. It includes four 45-minute sessions and is intended for high school students who deliver JA programs in elementary schools.

JA teachers and volunteers are encouraged, as part of this program, to utilize the resources available in JA Connect™ Learning Pathways, located at connect.ja.org. This self-guided experience includes interactives, JA Digital Career Book, and games and apps for student use.

JA programs support national and state standards in reading, mathematics, social studies, and work and career readiness. See below for more information on alignment with national and state standards.

Program Concepts

Adaptability, accountability, civic leadership, conflict resolution, flexibility, leadership, verbal and nonverbal cues to communicate meaning and demonstrate understanding

Skills Students Learn

  • Analyze problems
  • apply critical-thinking skills to work-based problems
  • assess personal skills
  • abilities
  • and aptitudes
  • collaboration
  • compromise
  • develop solutions
  • develop strong platform skills
  • listening to others
  • negotiation
  • problem solving
  • setting goals

Virtual Implementation

Remote live implementation is available for JA High School Heroes.

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.

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National Standards

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.

Main Correlation and Standards Page

State Standards

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.

Main Correlation and Standards Page

Scope and Sequence

Junior Achievement learning experiences cover financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Our extensive scope and sequence helps explain how our programs cover these subjects at various grade levels.

Main Correlation and Standards Page

Request a Presenter to Teach Curriculum

A Junior Achievement Volunteer teaches students
Junior Achievement lessons are delivered by volunteers from the community. These presenters are prepared by JA to facilitate engaging learning activities that focus on financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship. This results in an enriched learning experience that helps students make the connection between what they learn in school and the world outside the classroom.

Steps to Request a Presenter

Steps to Request a Presenter

1) Request Info

Once you’ve decided to have a JA volunteer in your classroom, fill out the form on this website. You will receive information on next steps.

2) Pick Schedule

You will be able to coordinate a schedule that works for your class either online or in conjunction with a JA representative.

3) Meet Presenter

Once a volunteer is identified for your class, JA will connect you with the presenter to discuss roles, expectations, and logistics.

4) Empower Students with Standards-Based Education

After all details are in place, the JA volunteer will deliver lessons to your students either virtually or in-person.

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