How We Work
How our program works in schools
- Principals select students whose attendance and school performance need improvement and designate teachers from varying disciplines.
- Classes meet once a week during the school day.
- Given a scripted curriculum, teachers impart investment fundamentals that reinforce mathematics, reading and social studies skills.
- Teaching tools are workbooks, textbooks, research and quizzes on the dedicated webpage.
- Students record their weekly attendance and quarterly grades on the SIF website and check investments on personalized portfolio pages.
- Perfect weekly school attendance and improvements in mathematics and reading grades enables students to “earn” SIF dollars used to purchase publicly-traded company stocks.
- The potential earnings are $80 a year.
- Investments accumulate during three years. When ‘graduating’ from middle school, students continue tracking their portfolios on-line and can make stock trades once a year.
- When graduating from high school and turning eighteen, ownership of stock transfers to students’ names.
Student Earning Potential
|How Do I Earn Stock?
||Total Possible Per Quarter
|Perfect attendance including the SIF class earns $1 each week.
||$8 to $10 (depending on the number of weeks)
|Perfect attendance for an entire quarter, earns $1 bonus.
|Improving your reading grade earns $2.
|Improving your math grade earns $2.
|Reading grade at A or A- earns $3 or $2 for a B+, B, or B-.
|Math grade at A or A- earns $3 or $2 for a B+, B, or B-.
|Total Possible Earnings = $80
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