Financial Literacy

Course Description

This course is designed to help students budget, keep a checkbook and filing system, deal with debt and credit, and become wiser consumers. Students will learn how money and the dynamics surrounding it affect their relationships, their lifestyles, and their retirement.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

9 – 12




1 Semester

Credit Value




Major Concepts

  1. Introduction to Personal Finance
  2. About Money—Principles One, Two, and Three
  3. About Money—Principles Four and Five
  4. Budgeting and Being Responsible With Your Checkbook and Paperwork
  5. Dealing With Credit/Debt
  6. Being a Wise Consumer
  7. Money, Family, and Friends
  8. Money and Lifestyle
  9. Money and Becoming an Adult: School, Marriage, Home Ownership, and Children
  10. Looking Toward the Future; Planning Ahead for Retirement