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Personal Financial Management

Personal Financial Management may be taken (a) for credit by students entering 11th or 12th grade or (b) for no credit by 2018 high school graduates.


Staples High School course curriculum description:

PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT A 1/2 credit
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 2B or higher
Guideline: At least a B or higher in a B level course
This course is intended to help students develop an understanding of financial literacy. It is designed to prepare students to manage money and make informed financial decisions in their own lives. A focus of the course will be the effective use of mathematics as a tool in developing financial literacy skills. Critical thinking, problem-solving, and clear communication of ideas will be emphasized. Topics studied include earnings, banking, credit cards, taxes, insurance, investing, loans, budgeting, and buying personal property. Evaluation will be based on assessments, homework, class work, projects, and simulations.

Reminder: No online registrations for high school credit courses. To register for any high school credit course, students must have prior written approval from their school counselor and department head.  Click here to download registration form. Parent must also initial on the registration form acknowledging that there are no refunds or credits for withdrawals from high school academic credit courses.

Personal Financial Management
81 7/2
Mo  8am-12:15pm
Tu  8am-12:15pm
We  8am-12:15pm
Th  8am-12:15pm
Fr  8am-12:15pm
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