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2024-2025 DATES

  • Teacher Promo Session - September 9, 2024 - September 20, 2024 - TEACHER ONLY
  • Yearlong Session - September 16, 2024 - April 11, 2025
  • Fall Session - October 7, 2024 - December 13, 2024
  • Teacher Promo Session - January 21, 2025 - February 7, 2025 - TEACHER ONLY
  • Spring Session - February 3, 2025 - April 11, 2025
  • Enrich Spring Session - March 11, 2025 - June 14, 2025 (non competitive)
  • Summer Session - June 17, 2024 - August 9, 2024 (free)

  • to register for the summer session only - go to smg.stockmarketgame.org 

More THAN A GAME. AN education FOR LIFE

What is the Stock Market Game™ Program?

The Stock Market Game™ (SMG) is an interdisciplinary educational simulation that teaches about the stock markets, the American economic system, and the global economy. Participants develop skills in math, language arts, research, and critical thinking, while building and maintaining a stock portfolio. During the 10-week simulation, teams of up to five students manage a hypothetical $100,000 portfolio.

The adult advisor registers the student teams. Student teams are provided online access to their own online investment portfolio. Students research and apply their investment ideas in a real-world market environment. Teams are ranked based on their performance.

Why Should My Students Participate?

The Stock Market Game™ is a hands-on way to help students understand economic concepts and important life skills such as budgeting, decision making and personal finance. Students can learn problem-solving, risk assessment, cooperation, and teamwork- capabilities that will last a lifetime.

Who Can Play?

SMG™ is used in grades 4-12 in public and private schools, home schooled and non-profit youth programs. More than 600,000 students take part every school year across all 50 states. Last year in Maryland, approximately 17,700 students at 324 schools participated in the program.

Who Sponsors the Program?

The SIFMA Foundation provides financial support, materials, and other assistance for local SMG™ programs. Please check out the list of local sponsors at the bottom of this page.

What is the Cost?

There is a small registration fee per team. $15 for 10-week sessions and $30 for yearlong session. Contact our office regarding grants to cover the cost of the program at your school.

What Kind of Support is Provided to Teachers?

Once you are registered, Advisor ID and password to access the Teacher Support Center. Here you will find:

  • Lesson plans
  • Videos
  • Assessments
  • and much more...

Additionally, MCEE provides resources and materials for teachers created by teachers.

There are five overarching units associated with the SMG curriculum that correlate with your students' involvement with the online program and trading simulation:

  1. Understanding SMG
  2. Before You Invest
  3. Selecting Your Investments
  4. Tracking Your Investments
  5. Reflection/End of Game

How Do I Get Started?

Teachers who want to bring the SMG™ to their classrooms can access the SMG™ homepage at http://www.stockmarketgame.org Once registered, teachers will receive a username and password to participate. (refer to the instructions below)

Consider attending one of information sessions. Visit our Events page to register.

Adult investors who wish to participate can also access the SMG™ homepage for registration information. After signing up, you’ll be given an account number and password to participate.

Stock Market Game State Winners 2023-2024

Fall 2023 Winners:

State Winners:
Elementary: Marley Elementary - Advisor:  Karen Yancey 
Middle: Easton Middle - Advisor: Ed Keeler
High: Old Mill High - Advisor: Gillian Ratti

Regional Elementary School Winners:
North: Ring Factory Elementary - Advisor:  Kathleen Thompson
Central: Deep Run Elementary - Advisor: Heather Dexter
South: Marley Elementary - Advisor: Karen Yancey

Regional Middle School Winners:
North: Loch Raven Technical Academy - Advisor: Sophie Shramm
Central: Easton Middle - Advisor: Ed Keeler
South: Plum Point Middle - Advisor: Doug Kohan

Regional High School Winners:
North: Garrison Forest School - Advisor:  Jenn Yapsuga
Central: Sherwood High - Advisor: Maisie Lynch
South: Duval High - Advisor: Kim Bullock

Yearlong 2023-2024 Winners

State Winners:
Elementary: The Gilman School - Advisors:  Nicholas Schloeder and Peter Hawkins
Middle: Ridgely Middle - Advisor: John Ayres
High: Albert Einstein High - Advisors: Brenda Lopez

Regional Elementary School Winners:
North: Sparks Elementary - Advisor:  Diana Eaton
Central: St Johns Lane Elementary - Advisor: Eun-Chung Cintron
The Gilman School - Advisors:  Nicholas Schloeder and Peter Hawkins

Spring 2024 Winners:

State Winners:
Elementary: Homestead Wakefield Elementary - Advisor:  Dan Bohlman
Middle: Patuxent Valley Middle - Advisor: Monica Chelidona
High: Arundel High - Advisor: Stephen Metzger

Regional Elementary School Winners:
North: Ring Factory Elementary - Advisor:  Kathleen Thompson
Central: Norwood School- Advisor: Kirby Mahoney
South: Severna Park Elementary

Regional Middle School Winners:
North: Ridgely Middle - Advisor: John Ayres
Central: Easton Middle - Advisor: Ed Keeler
South: Calvert Middle - Advisor: Trisha Porter

Regional High School Winners:
North: Northern Garrett High - Advisor:  Timothy Yoder
Central: Marriotts Ridge High - Advisor: Sarah Miller
South: Old Mill High - Advisor: Gillian Ratti

Regional Middle School Winners:
North: Ridgely Middle - Advisor: John Ayres
Central: The Bullis School - Advisor: Julia Kameron
South: Northern Middle - Advisor: Amanda Price

Regional High School Winners:
North: Calvert Hall College High - Advisor:  Brian Rowe
Central: Howard High - Advisor: Nils Schroder
Broadneck High - Advisor: Christina Houstian

Stock Market Game™ Tie-Ins to Maryland Content Standards


For more information, contact:

Mary Metzler, Director of Student Programs, mmetzler@towson.edu (public schools and general information)

Maryland Council on Economic Education
(410) 704-2137


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