J.A. Classroom Program
The JA classroom curriculum (grades K-12) is Texas Education Agency approved as meeting the guidelines for TAAS and TEKS testing and the legislative financial literacy mandate. If you have a passion for teaching and/or are interested in seeing the classroom program in action in your community, contact Julie Courtney at the IBAT Foundation or contact the JA Chapter Office closest to you. See map.
J.A. Learning Center
Within the JA World, there are 24 Learning Centers carrying the names: Exchange City/Finance Park.
In Texas, JA Houston is currently the only JA Office with an operating JA Learning Center. Preliminary plans are underway to open additional JA Learning Centers in San Antonio, Austin and Dallas.
This experiential learning center is a 5th grade destination activity in the Houston area. Students prepare for their one day visit by studying the basics of math and business, preparing to open and maintain a small business; civic roles in a small community. When they arrive at the Learning Center, they are prepared to operate the microsociety for a full day, managing hiring, cash management, production flow, advertising, investment and more.