PTB3010T: BusPerFinS (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: Business & Personal Finance (Fall/Spring)
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks
About the Program:
Understanding financial management concepts is an important life skill. From credit to insurance to taxes, it is imperative that students understand the consequences of their choices. Wisely managing their money, students become citizens that are more responsible. A thorough understanding of financial concepts, with practical application through activities and projects, will enable students to leave this course with applicable, useful skills for life.
Major Concepts/Content: This course surveys the basic personal financial needs of most individuals and emphasizes the basics of budgeting, saving, checking, investments, credit, the wise use of insurance, and paying and preparing income tax returns. After high school, students face a world filled with possibilities, and the more knowledge they can acquire, the higher the probability that their financial future will be secure. Students taking this course will learn to better prepare for their financial futures.
Course Objectives: Course Outline
Module I: Developing a Sound Financial Life
- Section A: The Road to Financial Security
- Section B: Today is Tomorrow’s Foundation
Module II: Understanding Credit
- Section A: Debt, Online Banking & Identity Theft
- Section B: Managing Credit & Short Term Debt
- Section C: Long Term Debt
Module III: Spending Money
- Section A: Fixed Expenses
- Section B: Flexible Expenses
Module IV: Banking & Insurance
- Section A: Banking
- Section B: Insurance
Module V: Investing Money
- Section A: Achieving Financial Goals
- Section B: Retirement
Essential Software: Textbook
The textbook we use throughout the course is a digital textbook located in the online classroom. This is our main text, however if you are provided with an additional textbook or workbook from your “home” school by all means use them to support your understanding of the concepts presented.
The appropriate financial software will be available in the online course.