What is Biztown?
JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This popular learning experience allows elementary school & middle school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. Students are able to connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world. Students in grades 4-8 are eligible to participate. Mature 3rd graders who can add and subtract decimals may also participate.
Cost & Dates
SENHE is offering three Biztown classes this spring: 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM
Classes meet for 1 hour each Monday starting on January 8th. More sections may be opened if all three classes fill.
The cost for Biztown class is $300 for the semester. This covers the cost of curriculum and participation in the simulation day as well.
What will we cover?
-- Discuss the importance of citizen rights and responsibilities in a community.
-- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the free enterprise system.
-- Build money management skills through a practical knowledge of economic concepts and banking practices.
-- Develop an understanding of basic business practices and responsibilities.
-- Display the soft skills necessary for successful participation in the world of work.
Our 15 weeks of class culminate with a full day visit to JA Biztown at the Junior Achievement facility on Thompson Lane. Students will have a real job to complete and a paycheck to spend. Our scheduled date for Biztown this year is Wednesday, April 17th. (This could be subject to change by Biztown.)
SENHE also books special field trips for our Biztown students so they can experience the businesses they are working for in the real world. In the past we have visited Nolensville Town Hall, The Tennessean Newspaper, & WKRN TV.
Biztown is a highlight of our year! We love seeing students collaborate and learn in such a hands on way. If you are unfamiliar with Biztown, we recommend watching the video below and viewing some of our photos from past years.