Financial Literacy Course Description (All Classes)

Objective: To teach Barrow County youth basic financial skills so each young person can adapt to life after graduation.

How money smart are you? Step into this course specifically designed for high school students to understand the importance of the financial world, including planning and managing money wisely. Areas of study taught through application in personal finance include sources of income, budgeting, banking, consumer credit, credit laws and rights, personal bankruptcy, insurance, spending, taxes investment strategies, savings accounts, mutual funds, and the stock market, buying a vehicle, and living independently. Based on hands on skills and knowledge applied in this course, student will develop financial goals, and create realistic and measureable objectives to be MONEY SMART! Through project-based learning activities and tasks, students will apply mathematical concepts in realistic scenarios and will actively engage in applying the mathematics necessary to make informed decisions related to personal finance. Financial Literacy places great emphasis on problem solving, reasoning, representing, connecting and communicating financial data.

Various forms of technologies and internet research will be highlighted to expose students to the resources available when managing personal financial goals. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America FBLA are integral components of the employability skills standard for this course.


Financial Literacy is a stand -alone course for Barrow County Public Schools and is not part of a required pathway.