COURSE CODE: 6121

Personal Finance

SCED Code: 19262
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 18 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: FBLA

Students learn how markets operate and how the U.S. economy is interconnected with the global economy. Additionally, students learn how to navigate financial decision making 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. Students also learn the importance of investing in themselves to gain valuable knowledge and skills. 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. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Notes

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 one-half 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.
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