• Without a doubt, Personal Financial Literacy is THE MOST IMPORTANT class you will take in high school! 

    Course description:

    The primary content for the course pertains to the study of learning the ideas, concepts, knowledge, and skills that will enable students to implement beneficial personal decision-making choices; to become wise, successful, and knowledgeable consumers, savers, investors, users of credit and money managers; and to be participating members of a global workforce and society.

    Content will include, but not be limited to:

    * cost/benefit analysis of economic decisions

    * earning an income

    * understanding state and local federal taxes

    * utilizing banking and financial services

    * balancing a checkbook and managing a bank account

    * understanding loans and borrowing money, including predatory lending and payday loans

    * how to prevent identity fraud and theft

    * rights and responsibilities of renting or buying a home

    * understanding and planning for major financial purchases

    * understanding the costs and benefits of insurance

    * understanding the financial impact and consequence of gambling

    * avoiding and filing bankruptcy

    * reducing tax liability

     

    The syllabus for this course can be found here.

     

     

    Essential supplies:

    Pens/Pencils, paper