As a district, we recognize the importance of financial literacy for every student. Our goal is to raise awareness of important financial literacy concepts amongst the youth of our community. Our hope is that these topics serve as conversation starters to get students thinking and talking about financial literacy in preparation for managing their own financial health in the future. This page will continue to develop as we highlight important topics and provide helpful resources.
Business & Computer Science Vision
The Business & Computer Science Department is striving to provide courses and instruction that equip our students as rising young professionals. In each course, we work to integrate career connections, transferable soft skills, computational thinking, driving improvement and ethical decision-making as tools for success in daily life. Financial literacy is certainly a critical soft skill for our students as they build success now and for the future.
Importance of Financial Literacy
High school is the perfect time to learn personal finance skills because students are nearing the time to start making their own decisions about their own money for the first time. When students learn personal finance in high school, they are able to quickly solidify their knowledge as they put it into practice.
Personal Finance Classes
At the high school, we are proud to offer two courses focused specifically on personal finance. These course offerings provide students with the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to build a strong and secure financial future.
Your credit score can work for you or against you! You can build, defend and take advantage of great credit regardless of your age or income.
The student loan process can be time-consuming and complicated. There are many resources to help simplify the process.
High school might seem early to think about retirement savings, but in reality, the sooner you start saving, the better financial state you will be in for retirement and the better chance you will have of meeting your financial goals.
Taxes shift resources from private individuals and businesses to the government. This resource explains why we pay taxes, the types of taxes and compares income tax versus payroll tax.
Once you graduate from high school and/or college, get a job, and move out of your parent's home, it is imperative to keep a budget to manage your finances. This infographic and article will give you some ideas about what considerations should be included in your budgeting. Build good habits and start budgeting now! Learning how to manage your finances before money mistakes happen can help you avoid making mistakes. Recent high school and college graduates have a unique—possibly once-in-a-lifetime—opportunity to set long-range monetary goals and develop lifelong healthy financial habits.