FINANCIAL LITERACY STARTS AT A YOUNG AGE
The Financial Academy has been delivering a complete financial education from the ground up since 2016, with a curriculum that progresses through elementary, middle school, and high school. Classes focus on the four pillars of financial literacy: personal finance, economics, investing, and entrepreneurship.
Weekly lessons are adapted for grade-appropriate learning skills and supported with the latest educational technology, instructional materials, video presentations, and activities. Qualified financial education instructors deliver classroom instruction using learning techniques that motivate and inspire students to make life-long, financially responsible decisions.
Our comprehensive, classroom-tested curriculum, teaching pedagogy, and instructional materials meet the highest standards of personal financial education. The core subjects of Math, LA, and Social Studies are interwoven throughout the curriculum in topics such as learning to budget, business plan preparation, economics, and investing.
Our new high school curriculum is designed to tackle today’s challenging financial landscape. Topics on behavioural finance, identity theft, financial technology, mobile payments, cryptocurrency, alternative financial services, and the gig economy help prepare students for life after grade 12.
There are four annual experiential activities in the Academy including a Financial Meme Contest, Elevator Pitch Competition, and Stock Market Game where grades 6-12 students begin with a $100,000 account balance and manage a virtual investment portfolio of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.
Young Entrepreneurs Annual Business Fair
Our year-end highlight event is the Young Entrepreneurs Annual Business Fair at North Point School. Every student will experience the entrepreneurial process at one of Canada’s largest youth business fairs. This fantastic event is the culmination of months of planning and hard work. Each student creates a product or service, prepares a formal business plan, develops their brand, and builds a marketing strategy. Then they open their booth to the hundreds of customers that attend this one-day marketplace.
WHY ARE WE BRINGING BOYS & GIRLS TOGETHER IN HIGH SCHOOL
- High school students are more independent in their learning.
- The academic and social differences between boys and girls becomes less of an issue in the classroom at this stage in their development.
- A co-ed high School will create a more robust social environment at North Point as students prepare for the next steps in their education.