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For High School Students

The Ramapo College Financial Literacy / Stock Market Trading Program focuses on financial literacy and the stock market to help high school students form good financial habits.

The program is taught in the prestigious Anisfield School of Business which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing it among the elite business schools in the world.

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2016 Dates

Session 1: July 11-15, 2016
Session 2: August 1-5, 2016


Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah
Global Financial Markets Trading Laboratory, Room ASB-527

Class Schedule

Financial Literacy

9 a.m. – noon
As reported in The Wall Street Journal and reflected in the new national Common Core Standards in education, teaching financial literacy has taken on new importance. Learning about finances at an early age is key preparation for making sound financial decisions in the future. Students learn about the importance of saving and building a credit record. Each student is assigned a specific budget and researches and reports on the lifestyle choices the budget allows. They learn the answers to these and other questions: What type of career am I interested in? How do you save your money? Do you want to be able to buy a car when you are 17? Do I buy or lease a car? Do you work all summer but have no money left to show for it? Why do people use credit cards, and what are the positives and negatives of using them? You’ll learn how to manage your finances and how to compare financial statements and make sound investments for when you begin to earn your own money. And all of the skills you will learn are taught using fun and interactive hands-on activities!

Stock Market Trading

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Students become engaged in the world of finance and the stock market in fun and interactive sessions in the new Global Financial Markets Trading Laboratory in the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College. This authentic stock market trading room, complete with an electronic ticker display carrying financial data from multiple world markets, brings the experience of Wall Street and the global marketplace to your summer. When asked how you spent your summer vacation, you can answer, “My parents gave me $1,000,000 and I used it to trade on Wall Street!” Simulated trading games and competitions will have you analyzing companies, making stock recommendations, and managing a portfolio as you buy, sell and trade just like a Wall Street pro. Each of the 32 workstations in the Trading Lab is equipped with two monitors backed by the power of the Ramapo College network and the full range of software needed for simulated trading and other exciting finance-related challenges. Don’t worry – you don’t have to know anything about the stock market or finance to get started – you’ll learn it all at Ramapo College in summer 2016!

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Financial Literacy / Stock Market Trading – Fees

Inclusive of class instruction, supervision, equipment, Ramapo T-shirt.

Summer 2016 Fees

Register and Pay Tuition by April 8 – Save $25!

Session 1 Payment Deadline (updated 5/9): June 1

Session 2 Payment Deadline (updated 5/9): June 8

  • $790 – Financial Literacy/Stock Market Trading ($30 savings)
  • $355 – Financial Literacy, morning session
  • $465 – Stock Market Trading, afternoon session
  • $25 – Registration Fee (non-refundable)

Click through Online Registration to Select Special Discounts for Ramapo College permanent employees (40%),  Ramapo Affiliates ($40) and Bring a Friend/Sibling ($20).

The College reserves the right to change costs, dates and procedures at its discretion.

Financial Literacy / Stock Market Trading – Forms

Completed forms may be emailed to or faxed to 201-684-7277.

Financial Literacy / Stock Market Trading– Policies

Cancellation Policy

Ramapo College reserves the right to cancel any program or course due to limited enrollment, lack of facilities or unanticipated unavailability of faculty. Full tuition and registration fee will be fully refunded when a course or program is cancelled.

Teachers/Instructors & Daily Schedule

Ramapo College reserves the right to substitute teachers/instructors and alter the daily schedule if necessary.

Refund Policy

Refunds for withdrawals from the program will be issued only when notification is submitted in writing to the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning, as follows:

Session 1: 100% refund will be given until June 1
50% refund will be given until June 15

Session 2: 100% refund will be given until July 1
50% refund will be given until July 15


No medication may be administered by any Financial Literacy/Stock Market Trading Program staff.

Disability Accommodations

To request disability-related accommodations, please call (201) 684-7370 or e-mail

Teacher Biographies

Financial Literacy Teacher:

Kelli Shill has taught Financial Literacy and other business courses for the past 16 years, 12 years at River Dell Regional High School. She holds a BS in Business Education, an MA in ESL/Supervisory Certification, and additional MA in Educational Leadership. In addition to Financial Literacy she also is an Adjunct Professor teaching Accounting 151 – Fundamentals of Financial Accounting for Syracuse University. She holds multiple certifications to teach business courses in public schools in addition to her Principal Certification. She worked as a Jr. Accountant before becoming a teacher.

Stock Market Trading Teacher:

Norm Ivers, who has taught financial literacy and understanding and investing in the stock market for more than 20 years in the Ridgefield Public Schools, has a passion for both teaching and the stock market. During his tenure in the Ridgefield Public Schools, he also served as its health and physical education teacher and as a varsity coach for tennis and basketball. At Ridgefield, Mr. Ivers also directed adaptive physical education for learning disabled students for 11 years. He holds Master’s degrees in education and in administration, and teacher certifications in speech communications and in health and physical education.

Classroom Location

Global Financial Markets Trading Lab, Anisfield School of Business, ASB-527


For more information about Ramapo College’s Financial Literacy/Stock Market Trading Program for high school students offered through the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning, please contact:

Center for Innovative and Professional Learning (A-216)
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Phone: (201) 684-7370
Fax: (201) 684-7277