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    Personal Finance Syllabus 2020-2021

    1 Credit / 1 Semester 

    Mrs. Monica Jones

    Phone: 606-862-4699

    Email addresses: monica.jones @laurel.kyschools.us

    Office Hours: 11:55-12:55


     

    SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

    Knowledge Matters 

    Practical Money Skills (Google Classroom)

     

    WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

    1. Pencils (NO PENS)

    2. YELLOW highlighter

    3. Notebook

    4. Post it notes

    5. EARPHONES...keep with you at all times! (when we return in person)

     

    COURSE OVERVIEW:

    This course includes the following topics:

    Time Management and Health

    Finding a Job

    Budgeting and Saving

    Finding an Apartment

    Buying a Car

    Shopping

    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

    Diversification

    Investing for Retirement

    Buying a Home

    Insurance

    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:

    1. Students will review and show mastery of personal finance content.

    2. Students will practice using appropriate language to express ideas and justify their reasoning.  

    3. 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.







     

    GRADING:

    1. Students must pass the course with an overall grade of 60% or better as determined by points assigned to each assignment and assessment.

    2. 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.

    3. The nine-week grade will be calculated as follows:

        • 70% Exam

        • 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

    • 10% Final

     

    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:

      • 100-90%- A

      • 89-80% -B

      • 79-70%- C

      • 69-60%-D

      • 59-Below is failing

     

    REMEDIATION POLICY:

    1. Students will be given the opportunity for remediation on some of their assessments at the discretion of the teacher.

    2. Students will complete a required remediation assignment prior to retaking any assessment. 

    3. Retaking assessments will be the responsibility of the student during after school hours

     

    MAKE-UP POLICY:

    1. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher with regards to completing missing assignments.

    2. Missing assignments must be submitted to the teacher within three days after the student has returned to school.

    3. 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.

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