Introducing the 2012 National Financial Capability Challenge
Attention high school educators! Are your students up for a Challenge? Here’s your chance to check their financial knowledge! Sign up to administer the 2012 National Financial Capability Challenge to your students at challenge.treas.gov.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, the Challenge is a free, voluntary, online series of financial questions for high school students to check their knowledge of earning, spending, saving, borrowing, risk protection, and more. All high school educators are encouraged to sign up to administer the Challenge to their students and to help spread the word to other high school educators across the nation.
Administration of this year’s Challenge runs from March 12 through April 13, 2012.
It's quick. It takes only about 30 minutes to administer the Challenge online, but the lessons your students will learn in preparing will last a lifetime.
It's easy. Comprehensive lesson plans and sample questions are available in an online Educator Toolkit to help you prepare your students for the Challenge.
It's rewarding. Educators and top-scoring students in each school will earn personalized award certificates and states with the highest participation will also be recognized.
Any high school educator can do it. All high school educators, not just math and personal finance educators, from all types of school systems – public, private, parochial, and home schooling – are encouraged to register so their students can participate. Youth group leaders who have a role in educating high school students are also welcome to participate.
Please don’t delay! Register today at challenge.treas.gov. As educators, it is critically important to use this opportunity to help prepare our students for financial independence – their financial futures depend on you!
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