Welcome to Financial Literacy
How money smart are you? Step into this course specifically designed for high school students to understand the importance of the financial world, including planning and managing money wisely.
Areas of study taught through application in personal finance include sources of income, budgeting, banking, consumer credit, credit laws and rights, personal bankruptcy, insurance, spending, taxes, investment strategies, savings accounts, mutual funds and the stock market, buying a vehicle, and living independently.
Based on the hands-on skills and knowledge applied in this course, students will develop financial goals, and create realistic and measurable objectives to be MONEY SMART! Through project-based learning activities and tasks, students will apply mathematical concepts in realistic scenarios and will actively engage by applying the mathematics necessary to make informed decisions related to personal finance. Financial Literacy places great emphasis on problem solving, reasoning, representing, connecting and communicating financial data.
Financial Literacy is the second course in the Business Accounting and Financial Services pathways in the Finance Cluster. Students enrolled in this course should have successfully completed Introduction to Business & Technology.
I look forward to working with each of you, having a wonderful school year and helping you become Money Smart
Ms. Sonya Mitchell, Ed.S
Teacher - Business Education
Coordinator - Work Based Learning