Students learn how to navigate the financial decisions they
must face and to make informed decisions related to career
exploration, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending,
taxes, saving, investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, living
independently, and inheritance. Development of financial
literacy skills and an understanding of economic principles
will provide the basis for responsible citizenship and
career success. In addition to developing personal finance
skills, students in the 36-week course will also study basic
occupational skills and concepts in preparation for entry-level
employment in the field of finance. The course incorporates
all economics and financial literacy objectives included in the
Code of Virginia §22.1-200-03B.
Note: This course also includes the Everfi Financial Literacy online training program, which meets the graduation requirement for virtual learning, and the Workplace Readiness Skills Test, which, when passed, meets the CTE Credential graduation requirement.