The number one college major for both men and women is Business. As a result, the Boulder Valley School District offers a number of comprehensive college-oriented business classes which allow students the opportunity to begin evaluating a potential career in business and the selection of business as a major or minor in college. For those students who complete a specified three course sequence of business classes, during their high school career, the Boulder Valley School District also offers a Business Pathways Completion Certificate. Based on the knowledge that over 70% of college students state that they wish they had more financial literacy education in high school, the Finance course is designed to provide students with the most comprehensive personal financial literacy (PFL) education in the Boulder Valley School District. This hands-on, eighteen week course offers the following units of study: Goal Setting, Budgeting, Saving and Investing, Financial Services, Credit, Risk Management, Careers and Consumer Protection. The material covered is reinforced and enhanced through the use of technology, guest speakers, videos and hands-on, project-based activities, such as the Denver Post Stock Market Game, whenever possible. In addition, because experiential learning is an important aspect of this course, a field trip to the Junior Achievement Finance Park in Denver, the Federal Reserve Bank of Denver or other finance related business or destination may also be offered. Students may also have the opportunity to take the National Financial Capability Challenge which is a standardized online test offered each year by the U.S. Department of the Treasury in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education and the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. Historically, the BVSD Finance students who have taken this standardized test have consistently had some of the highest scores in the state and have averaged approximately 15% higher scores than the National average for the test.