Learn to live on your own: rent and furnish an apartment, handle your finances, budget, and credit. Think about your changing life as an adult.
Learner Outcomes: The student will have the opportunity to:
- develop an understanding of money management (budgets, credit, salary, taxes)
- identify and analyze banking and investment services
- identify steps needed to rent/buy and furnish a home
- investigate sound buying principles which may include homes or vehicles
- evaluate risk management and the need for insurance
- prepare a personal income tax statement
-Daily work, unit, and final exams. A Consumer Research Report is required for credit.
- Notebooks will help keep your learning organized and will be graded twice during the
semester. Loose papers stapled together are unacceptable. Please start each note at the
top of a page.
- All work will be assigned points. The points will be tallied and you must have :
60% to pass with a D 70% = C 80% = B 90% = A
- Make up work is due within one week for credit.
- Papers that are messy or with additional drawings will not be graded. Use blue or black ink
Textbook and Materials
- Consumer Education and Economics - Lowe, Malouf, Jacobson
- NEFE High School Financial Planning Program
- Pen/pencil, notebook
Attendance and tardiness policy:
- This is a participation class. Attendance is important. 14 absences may result in loss of
credit and placement In SWS. Your grade will be reduced by 3% for all absences over
14. Absences may be made up by arrangement with the teacher.
-Tardiness will result in detention.
- Show appropriate behavior.
- Remain seated until dismissed.
- Keep your head up.
- Do your hair and makeup outside of class.
- You will receive three green hall passes. Use them wisely. Lost passes will not be replaced.
- Respect school property and that of others
- Food and beverages are not allowed.
- Follow the directions of staff people.