Special Thanks to Discover

Discover Financial Services

Through the generosity of Discover’s Pathway to Financial Success program, 145 high schools have implemented a financial education curriculum using Acellus, impacting more than 27,427 students.

Grants for Financial Literacy

Discover is making a $10 million investment to advance financial literacy in the United States through its Pathway to Financial Success program. Recognizing the need for financial education to be taught in the classroom, Discover has awarded grants to fund the implementation of a financial education curriculum for high schools throughout the nation.

The Acellus Personal Finance Course

Pathway to Financial Success

Discover® Financial Services is awarding
grants to bring financial education into
high school classrooms, so kids can learn
to make smart financial
decisions and achieve
their goals.

Sharing a commitment to bring financial education into the nation’s classrooms, the International Academy of Science developed a special Acellus course to teach personal finance to high school students in a blended learning model. The course features a series of online lessons that are delivered in conjunction will local classroom teaching to more effectively reach student participants.

Acellus Personal Finance is taught by Master Acellus Teacher, Todd Edmond.

The course also includes a special video introduction by Sharon C. Laux, Ph.D., co-author of Financial Fitness for Life and Associate Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

Implementation & Impact

Beginning in 2013, Discover funded the implementation of Acellus Personal Finance for 21 public high schools. Schools who took part in the implementation of the program reported great success in helping students master the material and improve their financial literacy skills.

Building upon the success of the initial year of deployment, Discover funded an additional 124 applicants in 2014. In all, Discover has contributed $916,007 to bring Acellus Personal Finance into the classrooms of schools through the U.S., impacting more than 29,877 students.

Discover Grant Recipients

Academy of Earth and Space Science (PANTHER) – Paterson, NJ
Academy of Health Science (HARP) – Paterson, NJ
Academy of Nursing & Health Sciences – Hartford, CT
Academy of Personalized Learning – Redding, CA
Achievement First Bushwick Charter School – High School – Brooklyn, NY
Alcester-Hudson School District 61-1 – Alcester, SD
Aldine High School – Houston, TX
Alpine High School – Alpine, TX
Alton R-IV – Alton, MO
Angleton High School – Angleton, TX
Annette Island Schools – Metlakatla, AK
Artesia High School – Artesia, NM
Aurora High School – Calexico, CA
Beggs High School – Beggs, OK
Belleville High School – Belleville, NJ
Ben C. Rain High School – Mobile, AL
Bison High School – Bison, SD
Braymer High School – Braymer, MO
Bridges High School – Carbondale, CO
Brockton High School – Brockton, MT
Burke Central High School – Lignite, ND
Burlington County Alternative High School – Pemberton, NJ
Butte Falls Elem/Secondary Schools – Butte Falls, OR
Calera Public Schools – Calera, OK
Calexico High School – Calexico, CA
Carver High School – Houston, TX
Carver School District – Carver, MA
Centennial School District #R-1 – San Luis, CO
Centerville High School – Groveton, TX
Colbert Public Schools – Colbert, OK
COMPASS Alternative High School – Houston, TX
Conestoga Alternative High – Nehawka, NE
Crandon High School – Crandon, WI
Crescent Leadership Academy – New Orleans, LA
Dadeville High School – Dadeville, AL
Davis Senior High School – Houston, TX
Dawson High School – Dawson, TX
Destiny Academy – Paterson, NJ
Dexter High School – Dexter, NM
Drummond High School – Drummond, MT
Eagle Butte High School – Eagle Butte, SD
East Side High School – Cleveland, MS
East Stroudsburg North High School – Dingmans Ferry, PA
Eddyville Charter School – Eddyville, OR
Eisenhower Senior High School – Houston, TX
Empire Public Schools – Duncan, OK
Fabens High School – Fabens, TX
Florence School District 3 – Lake City, SC
Frederick Douglass High School – Atlanta, GA
Garrett Morgan Academy for Transportation and Engineering – Paterson, NJ
Gifford Street High School – Elgin, IL
Girls & Boys Preparatory Academy – Houston, TX
Glasgow Jr./Sr. High – Glasgow, MT
Grain Valley High School – Grain Valley, MO
Great Falls Academy – Paterson, NJ
Hall Alternative High School – Houston, TX
Harlan County School District – Harlan, KY
Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science PCS – Pahoa, HI
Health Science Academy High School – Trenton, NJ
Healy Public Schools – Healy, KS
Horseshoe Bend High School – New Site, AL
Hubbard High School – Hubbard, TX
Humboldt School District – Humboldt, TN
International High School – Paterson, NJ
Jefferson Co. R-VII High School – Festus, MO
Jefferson High School – Daly City, CA
John Hope High School – Los Angeles, CA
Jordan Valley School District 3 – Jordan Valley, OR
Kawaikini NCPCS – Lihue, HI
King High School – Houston, TX
Kit Carson High School – Kit Carson, CO
La Familia High School – Thermal, CA
Latexo ISD – Latexo, TX
Laupahoehoe High School – Laupahoehoe, HI
Letcher County Central High School – Whitesburg, KY
Liberty High School – Liberty, IL
Lingleville High School – Lingleville, TX
London High School – Van Nuys, CA
MacArthur Senior High School – Houston, TX
Manzano High School – Albuquerque, NM
Maple Shade High School – Maple Shade, NJ
Marion High School – Marion, SC
Marple Newtown High School – Newtown Square, PA
Martin Luther King Jr. Early College MS & HS – Denver, CO
Mesquite High School – Ridgecrest, CA
Milan High School – Milan, TN
Moss High School – Holdenville, OK
Mott-Regent Jr./Sr. High School – Mott, ND
Mullins High School – Marion, SC
New Lima High School – Wewoka, OK
Newkirk High School – Newkirk, OK
Nimitz Senior High School – Houston, TX
North Summit Higfh School – Coalville, UT
Northern Potter School District – Ulysses, PA
Northport School District 211– Northport, WA
NUAMES Early College High School – Layton, UT
Oceana High School – Daly City, CA
Olney Charter High School – Philadelphia, PA
PACE Career Academy – Allenstown, NH
Palmyra-Eagle High School – Palmyra, WI
Pateros School District 122 – Pateros, WA
Plainfield School District – Plainfield, CT
Pompton Lakes High School – Pompton Lakes, NJ
Poth High School – Poth, TX
Prairie School District #RE-11 – New Raymer, CO
Reeltown High School – Notasulga, AL
Rigby High School – Rigby, ID
Rimrock Jr.-Sr. High School – Bruneau, ID
Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington High School – Ripley, OH
Riverside High School – Lexington, OR
Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts – Paterson, NJ
San Manuel High School – San Manuel, AZ
San Tan Foothills High School – Coolidge, AZ
Santee Community High – Niobrara, NE
School of Architecture and Construction Trades @ JFK (ACT) – Paterson, NJ
School of Business, Technology, Marketing, & Finance @ JFK (BTMF) – Paterson, NJ
School of Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism @ Eastside – Paterson, NJ
School of Education and Training @ JFK (SET) – Paterson, NJ
School of Government & Public Administration @ Eastside – Paterson, NJ
School of Information Technology @ Eastside – Paterson, NJ
Science & Math Academy – Vacherie, LA
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) – Paterson, NJ
Shelby High School – Shelby, NE
Silk City Academy – Paterson, NJ
Stanfield Secondary School – Stanfield, OR
Sullivan West Secondary School – Jeffersonville, NY
Taconic Hills CSD – Craryville, NY
Terra Nova High School – Daly City, CA
Thornton High School – Daly City, CA
Tyrone High School – Tyrone, OK
Ukiah School District 80R – Ukiah, OR
Vashon Island School District 402 – Vashon, WA
Warrensville Heights City Schools – Warrensville Heights, OH
Weslaco East High School – Weslaco, TX
Weslaco High School – Weslaco, TX
West Mesa High School – Albuquerque, NM
West Point Jr./Sr. High School – West Point, NE
West Shores High School – Salton Sea, CA
Westmoor High School – Daly City, CA
White Mountains Regional School District – Whitefield, NH
White Pine High School – Ely, NV
Willamina High School – Willamina, OR
Wyalusing Valley High School – Wyalusing, PA
YES Academy – Paterson, NJ
Youngker High School – Buckeye, AZ

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