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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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2017 Dates (2018 Dates TBA)

July 31-August 4, 2017


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 $25,000 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 2017!

Additional Information:

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Financial Literacy / Stock Market Trading – Fees

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

Summer 2017 Fees (2018 Fees TBA)

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

Payment Requested by June 1:

  • $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:

100% refund will be given until June 1
50% refund will be given until June 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 17 years, 13 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What age group may participate?
The program is designed for students who are entering 9th–12th grades in the fall.

Q: When do you require payment?
Suggested payment deadlines are posted on the website. Click open “Financial Literacy/Stock Market Trading – Policies” found near the bottom of the website under the subhead entitled “Additional Information.” Payment Requested: June 1.

Q: What is the refund policy?
Refunds for withdrawals from the program are issued only when notification is submitted in writing to the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at The refund deadlines are listed on the website. Click open “Financial Literacy/Stock Market Trading – Policies” found near the bottom of the website under the subhead entitled “Additional Information.”

Q: How does lunch work?
Lunch is 12:00–1:00 p.m. each day. All students are welcome to bring lunch in a thermal container (there is no refrigeration) or purchase lunch a la carte at The Atrium (Mon.-Thurs. only) or at $7.81 (includes the tax) at the all-you-can-eat Trustees Pavilion, whichever facility is open each day due to possible construction changes. Students are accompanied to the dining facilities on the first two days so they will know where the two cafeterias are.

Q: Where do I park for drop off and pick up? Do I need a parking pass?
A parking pass with instructions for walking to the classroom will be emailed to you just prior to the start of camp. Drop-offs and pick-ups are permitted at the Bischoff/Mackin Parking Lots and in the Student Center Parking Lot at the back of the Student Center. Or, you may choose to park your vehicle in the General Lots B, C or D. Morning class starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. Afternoon class starts promptly at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Students are welcome to be dropped off earlier or be picked up later. They may visit or stay in the cafeteria, go to the library where there are computers for public use, walk around and enjoy the campus, etc.

Q: Who do I call if I have a question?
During the summer (mid-May through end of August), the CIPL Office is open for phone calls, emails and visitors Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–5:15 p.m., 201.684.7370, For urgent matters only, on Fridays 8 a.m.-6 p.m., please contact Public Safety at 201.684.7432. Give the public safety officer your contact information, and ask they contact Rosa Diaz-Mulryan, AVP for CIPL (Center for Innovative and Professional Learning), on her cell with your message. Public Safety has the AVP’s cell number on the college’s Emergency Contact Listing. The AVP will return your call via cell.


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