JA Finance Park Teachers
Thank you for your support of Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass' JA Finance Park in Lexington, KY! This is the scheduling tool for the 2020-21 JA Finance Park simulation dates.
COVID Protocols: At Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass, we are continuing to monitor the state and local health department mandates and recommendations regarding COVID. Our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of your children and our staff. We are taking precautions to prevent the spread of the virus, including proper hand hygiene, and wearing cloth face coverings. At this time, we are opening our facility in the fall of 2021. A virtual version of JA Finance Park can be made available should your school not allow field trips at the time of your selected date OR alternative dates may be available.
Pricing: In accordance with the JA of the Bluegrass facility rental agreement with Fayette County Public Schools, schools in the Fayette County school system will be able to participate in the program for $15.00 per student. The cost for all other schools is $18.00 per student. If your school needs financial assistance to participate in the program, please contact me at [email protected] to discuss JA Finance Park's school scholarship program.
Volunteers: Please remember, you are required to recruit at least 1 volunteer for every 10 students brought to JA Finance Park. If you feel you will have trouble securing enough volunteers, please let us know at least 2 weeks before your visit, and we will help find enough volunteers to guide your students during the visit!
Requirements: A required part of the JA Finance Park program is that the first 12 lessons of the curriculum must be taught in advance of the simulation visit. Once your school's date is set, we will send you an email 6-8 weeks before your visit date to remind you to start the lessons so they can be completed before the visit. We advise that you give yourself plenty of time to get the 12 required lessons taught before your visit. This is especially important during the winter months when snow days can rob you of teaching time before your visit.
If you are a returning school, we will not be providing new Teacher Guides unless you have additional teachers that will be teaching the in-class lessons for the first time. These items are considered "non-consumable" and are not replaced each year. Any NEW TEACHERS will be required to participate in the online teacher training that we provide.
Your school will need at least 30 students to open JA Finance Park. If your student population is less than 30 students, you will be partnered with another similar-sized school for your simulation date. A maximum of 90 students is allowed in Finance Park. If you have more than 90 students, you will most likely need to schedule two JA Finance Park dates.
When you sign-up for a date on this site, please make sure you give YOUR NAME, YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS, SCHOOL NAME, COUNTY your school is in, the NUMBER of STUDENTS, and if you need help with VOLUNTEERS. Once your date/dates is/are assigned, an email will be sent to you with a Confirmation Form that you will need to complete and return to secure the date/dates requested.
Virtual JA Finance Park is now availabel for both MIDDLE and HIGH SCHOOL. If you are interested in learning more, please contact me directly at [email protected].
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at 859-219- 2423 or [email protected]
Callie Miracle, Capstone Program Manager
|| Callie Miracle