Stock Market Challenge

Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy sponsors statewide and regional stock market competitions for elementary, middle, and high schools.  These financial comprehensive programs and competitions are held each semester with more than $10,000 in annual prizes for students and teachers. 

Fall Program Dates:


Register for one of three programs:

Early Fall

Late Fall

Full Fall Semester

Register anytime after August 1st.


  • Immediately be able to use the

     Online Learning Curriculum and System fully until Jan 14th.

  • Trade in a Practice Session with

a $100,000 Portfolio until the beginning of the competition

  • Have complete access to the

        Budget Game until the close of

      the semester on Jan 14th.

Stock Market Challenge Competition Dates:

Early Fall:  Aug 3oth - Oct 29th

Late Fall:  Nov 1st - Jan. 14th

Full Fall Semester:  Oct 11th - Dec 17th

The Spring Semester will be announced soon.

Start making trades immediately and the game will reset the Friday before the competition starts, after the market closes at 5 pm, and all trades will then go into the new game that begins at 9:30 am, the opening of the market, on the first day of the competition.

The stock market program teaches students and teachers how to invest in stocks, make stock market trades, analyze markets, and build stock market portfolios while competing with other students.

 PennCFL uses a stock market simulation from Stock-Trak called the Personal Finance Lab and it is completely free for teachers and students who want to access it.  We can provide you with own competition and program, at a major discount.   The competitions and programs are both fun and educational, allowing students to gain hands-on experience while learning to save and invest in the stock market.  

  Our semester divisions include:

· Elementary School: Grades 1-6

· Middle School: Grades 7-8

· High School: Grades 9-12

The quarter semester programs are for all students 1st to 12th Grade.

 Our passion is to have students learn about the stock market and prepare them to succeed financially in their personal and professional lives.  

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