Mrs. Monica Jones
Email addresses: monica.jones @laurel.kyschools.us
Office Hours: 11:55-12:55
Practical Money Skills (Google Classroom)
Pencils (NO PENS)
Post it notes
EARPHONES...keep with you at all times! (when we return in person)
This course includes the following topics:
Time Management and Health
Finding a Job
Budgeting and Saving
Finding an Apartment
Buying a Car
Choosing and Balancing a Checking Account
Getting a Credit Card
Fixing Your Credit
Education and Advancement
Using Online Banking
Paying Your Taxes
Intro to Investing
Risk vs. Return
Investing for Retirement
Buying a Home
New Career Project
Students will use the Knowledge Matters website along with collaborative and individualized activities from Practical Money Skills
*Please note, should bad weather force the closing of the school, snow day assignments may be given to be completed during the student’s absence from school.
SPECIFIC COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Students will review and show mastery of personal finance content.
Students will practice using appropriate language to express ideas and justify their reasoning.
Students will be assessed utilizing a variety of assessment techniques including but not limited to open response questions, kinesthetic devices, modeling, and cross curriculum applications.
STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS;
All students with Individual Education Plans, Gifted Student Services Plans, or other issues needing accommodations and approved by the Laurel County Board of Education, will be served according to the expectations of the plan.
Students must pass the course with an overall grade of 60% or better as determined by points assigned to each assignment and assessment.
Please note if the student is age 18 or older, the student must provide permission to North Laurel High School for progress information to be shared with parents/guardians.
The nine-week grade will be calculated as follows:
30% Non-exam (includes quizzes, learning checks and practice)
The semester grade will be calculated as follows:
45% 1st 9 Weeks
45% 2nd 9 Weeks
Keep in mind that each 9 weeks the student will start with a clear grade. Each semester is worth ½ credit.
Laurel County District Wide Grading Scale is as follows:
59-Below is failing
Students will be given the opportunity for remediation on some of their assessments at the discretion of the teacher.
Students will complete a required remediation assignment prior to retaking any assessment.
Retaking assessments will be the responsibility of the student during after school hours
It is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher with regards to completing missing assignments.
Missing assignments must be submitted to the teacher within three days after the student has returned to school.
Any assignments turned after the three-day time period will have the final grade for the assignment(s) reduced by 10 percent for each day past the three-day time period.
ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY:
Use of personal electronic devices is prohibited during classroom hours. Students may use district approved electronic devices before school, after school, during their lunch period, and between classes.
FOOD AND DRINK POLICY:
Students will be allowed food and drink in the classroom as long as it does not create a distraction. This privilege can and will be revoked if the student does not clean up after themselves or if guidelines change as we return in person.