Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass

2019-2020 JA BizTown Sign-up Calendar

Dear Teachers,

Thank you for your support of Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass' JA BizTown in Lexington, KY! This is the scheduling tool for the 2019-20 JA BizTown simulation dates. 

In accordance with JA of the Bluegrass' facility rental agreement with the Fayette County Public Schools, schools in the Fayette County 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 BizTown's school scholarship program.

Please remember, your school is required to recruit 16-32 volunteers for their simulation date/dates in JA BizTown. If you feel you will have trouble securing enough volunteers, we are reserving Wednesdays in November 2019 - February 2020 for schools that need help getting enough volunteers for their visit. Please sign-up for a Wednesday labeled REQUESTS COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER SUPPORT if you believe that your school will struggle to recruit 16-32 parent volunteers for your simulation visit.

A required part of the JA BizTown 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 or Classroom Kits 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. At the start of next school year we will announce several dates in August & September when you will be able to come by and pick up your JA BizTown materials for the year.

ALL NEW TEACHERS will be required to attend a teacher training session next year to learn about the JA BizTown curriculum and the BizTown simulation.

Your school will need at least 60 students to open JA BizTown. If your student population is less than 60 students, you will be partnered with another similar-sized school. A maximum of 125 students is allowed in BizTown. If you have more than 125 students, you will most likely need to schedule two JA BizTown dates.

When you sign-up for a date on this site, please make sure you give YOUR NAME, YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS, SCHOOL NAME, SCHOOL PHONE NUMBER, COUNTY your school is in and the NUMBER of STUDENTS participating. 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.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at 859-219-2423 or [email protected]

Thank you!

Ron Wigglesworth

Senior Education Manager

JA of the Bluegrass

Location: 2420 Spurr Road, Lexington, KY 40511

Created by:   Ron Wigglesworth
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