Welcome Teachers and Students!
The College of Business at Prairie View A&M University hosts annual high school stock challenge. This competition is conducted 100% online on PVAMU’s virtual trading platform (pvamutrading.stocktrak.com). This challenge is open to high school teams in the greater Houston area. Each team should consist of three to four 10th to 12th-grade students. A faculty advisor (teacher or counselor) per high school is needed as well for teams to compete in the competition. There is a limit of six teams per high school. Each team will have $500,000 virtual dollars to invest in stocks and Exchanged Traded Funds (ETFs). The top three teams with the highest portfolio returns at the end of the challenge will receive $1,000, $800 and $500 respectively. Each student will receive a participation certificate and be invited to the Young Investor Symposium in conjunction with the Award Ceremony where winning teams will receive trophy and prize.
The inaugural challenge was conducted from September 24 to November 16, 2018. There are more than 200 students from 22 high schools participated. The winners of 2018 challenge are:
- First Place: JrStocks from Nimitz High School, 9.8% return
- Second Place: GOFORDO from George Ranch High School, 1% return
- Third Place: GreenTeam from Young Women’s College Prep Academy, 0.4% return
*The stock market (S&P500) is down by 6.7% during the challenge period.
The second high school stock challenge will be from January 27, 2020 to April 3, 2020. Registration is free and available from November 18, 2019 to January 24, 2020.
To get started, click on the Registration link below. You can also find the official High School Challenge rules, as well as prizes.