About Magnetar Academy

Magnetar Academy, a comprehensive financial education course for Chicagoland high school students, coupled with professional development and networks for financial education teachers and strategic support for schools and districts seeking to ensure their graduates are financially empowered. Originally created by Magnetar Capital, an Evanston-based investment firm, the program has reached more than 13,500 high school students in over 650 Chicago area high school classrooms.

Magnetar Academy is a project of the Magnetar Capital UChicago Financial Education Initiative.  The Initiative was launched in July 2016 to develop the tools, resources and capacity to spread robust financial education across America. The initiative is housed at UChicago STEM Education, a center devoted to improving precollege education and supporting high quality STEM instruction and learning for all students.