Combs Traditional Academy

By Aileen Allen and Rebekah Snyder, 5th Grade Teachers, J.O. Combs

Fifth grade students at Combs Traditional Academy will be participating in the Junior Achievement’s BizTown in Tempe on March 29. BizTown curriculum provides students with both class learning, as well as a visit to the BizTown simulation. Students will be learning about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness skills. During the in class lessons, students will learn about balancing checkbooks, budgeting, taxes, advertising, and work related skills and responsibilities. At the simulated town, students will be given the opportunity to vote, deposit paychecks, work at their job, shop from other businesses, advertise for their business, and participate in activities related to the job they are hired for. 

This opportunity, like our other field trips, is funded through tax credit donations. Our school and district appreciates our community members who donate this credit to our schools. Up to $400 may be donated and all of it is credited back to the donor. Go online for more information: