Economics and Personal Finance (6120/36 weeks)
|Suggested Grade Levels:||10–12|
Students learn how economies and markets operate and how the United States economy is interconnected with the global economy. Additionally they learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and to make informed decisions relating to career exploration, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending, financing postsecondary education, taxes, saving and investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, and living independently. They also learn the importance of investing in themselves in order to gain the knowledge and skills valued in the marketplace. Development of financial literacy skills and an understanding of economic principles will provide the basis for responsible citizenship, more effective participation in the workforce, and career success. The course incorporates all economics and financial literacy objectives included in the Code of Virginia §22.1-200-03B.
Note: As enacted by the General Assembly of 2011 and prescribed by the Board of Education, beginning with students who enter the ninth-grade class for the first time in 2011-2012 and beyond, all students shall earn one (1) standard credit in Economics and Personal Finance. All the Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning to meet that graduation requirement for the Standard and Advanced Studies diplomas are included in the instruction of this course.
Career Clusters and Pathways
For federal reporting (choose one)
- Business Management and Administration
- Administrative Support
- Business Information Management
- General Management
- Human Resources Management
- Banking Services
- Business Finance
- Securities and Investments
- Government and Public Administration
- Foreign Service
- National Security
- Public Management and Administration
- Revenue and Taxation
A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.
Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.