Available SME Trading Sessions
- Early Spring: January 23 – March 31, 2017
- Late Spring: March 6 – May 12, 2017
- Fall: September 11 – November 30, 2017
- Year Long: September 11 – May 11, 2018
Stock Market Experience
The Stock Market Experience (SME) is a FREE, engaging, state-of-the-art, real-life investment simulation that advances student academic achievement in the core academic disciplines.
This exciting program empowers student teams with their own virtual $100,000 investment portfolio. Students work together to invest in stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and commodities on US and international exchanges over the course of a semester or year.
- How to apply and advance math, reading and writing skills
- How our economic system works
- Complete analysis and work in teams while developing critical academic and 21st Century Skills
SME is provided free of charge to Colorado schools by generous support from program sponsors! Value added benefits include state-of-the-art trading, Free Teacher Training, Free Teacher Resources, an exciting award program, and free newspaper e-subscription.
FREE Teacher Training - View Available Classes
There are a variety of dates to choose from to learn about the SME. Choose from either a webinar setting or an on-site training below. The training session provides an overview of the SME program, a hands-on demonstration of the website’s key operational features, and an overview of available curriculum resources and lesson plans.
Highest Earning Portfolios Recognition
Student teams that place first, second or third overall in the state in their age division will win cash awards as specified below. Place-winners are determined by the highest return-on-investment percentage at the close of business on the last day of the competition. PLEASE NOTE: These awards will be given to winners of the FALL and EARLY SPRING competitions only.
First Place Overall in Geographic Region (5 Regions) — $50 for a Stock Market Experience Classroom Celebration
Stock Star Recognition
Have your students showcase what they have learned from by submitting an electronic Stock Star Entry Form.
Your students have two ways to enter:
- Write a short essay about what their experiences.
- Produce a short creative video thanking our program sponsors or illustrating how they have benefited.
This is a great way to incorporate writing and technology into your curriculum.
Winners will be chosen twice in the Fall and in the Early Spring sessions. Individual Stock Star winners will receive a $25 gift card. Winning Teams will receive $50 for a class party.
Stock Market Experience Awards Ceremony
Winning teams (up to 5 students per team), will be recognized at our annual awards ceremony in May. Each team may bring their teacher and each student on the team may invite one family member to the ceremony. Additional guests will be charged admission to the event.
For further information, please contact Lisa Vogt, SME Coordinator, at 303-832-4764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.