Personal Finance (6121/18 weeks)
|Suggested Grade Levels:||10–12|
Students learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and to make informed decisions related to career exploration, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, financing postsecondary education, spending, taxes, saving, investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, living independently, and inheritance. Development of financial literacy skills and an understanding of economic principles will provide the basis for responsible citizenship and career success.
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 of 2011-2012 and beyond, students shall earn one (1) standard credit in Economics and Personal Finance in fulfillment of the graduation requirement for the Standard and Advanced Studies diplomas. The one-half (1/2) standard credit earned for the Personal Finance course (6121) coupled with 1⁄2 credit in economics from History and Social Studies may count as the one credit required for graduation provided all the Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning are included in the instruction of the two courses.
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.