Economics and Personal Finance - High School

Learn more about the Economics and Personal Finance requirements.

One credit in economics and personal finance must be completed prior to graduation. This course is required for the Standard and Advanced Studies Diplomas.

Course Options:

  • Self-Directed Online Economics and Personal Finance - (6120SD)
    • Meets online requirement, industry credential available.
  • Economics and Personal Finance (612000)
    • Meets online requirement, industry credential available.
  • Economics and Personal Finance-online (612099)
    • School year and summer options available
    • Meets online requirement, industry credential available.
  • Economics and Personal Finance two semesters (612011/612012)
    • Meets online requirement, industry credential available.
  • AP Macro-Micro Economics (280204/280304)
  • AP Macro-Micro Economic-online (280392/280292)
  • IB Economics (280008)
  • IB Business and Management
    • Meets online requirement, industry credential available.
  • Northern Virginia Community College – Concurrent Enrollment
    • Enrollment directly through NOVA–6 credit hours
    • Students would take Econ 110 (in-person only), Econ 120 (in-person or online)
    • Must receive permission in advance of signing up for courses.
  • Longwood University - Concurrent Enrollment
    • Enrollment directly through Longwood University - 3 college Credits
    • Must receive permission in advance of registering for course
    • Summer Session June 18 - July 14, 2018

Self-Directed Online Economics and Personal Finance:

This course is self-directed. Students may complete the work at any point during the designated course time frame. All materials are available and completed entirely through FCPS 24-7. In FCPS 24-7, students will read through 160 modules and take 4 tests and a final exam. Students are not required to meet face-to-face. This course is only available as pass/fail. 

The student must be self-motivated and able to fulfill the requirements without a teacher to direct and assist with studies. A teacher will not be available to explain the material. A suggested schedule for completion will be provided. Students who do not stay on schedule will not be penalized in grading but students, parents, and the school will be notified. This course meets the Economics and Personal Finance graduation requirement.

For students enrolled in one of the summer sessions, each school will provide testing opportunities in June, July, and August for students to take the W!SE financial literacy exam. Test dates will vary by school, and will be posted in 24-7.  Some of the schools may not offer this test.  The W!SE financial literacy exam is not a requirement of the class, but is highly recommended. This test does meet the certification graduation requirement for those students who are earning a standard diploma.

For students interested in taking the Fall Session (8th Period Option), the student must have a full schedule (7/8 periods depending on the school) in order to register.  Counselor approval is required. Each school may provide W!SE financial literacy testing opportunities at various times throughout the school year.  Information will be provided to students once enrolled in the class.

Sessions Offered

Course Time Frame Registration Dates
Fall Session 2018 (8th Period Option) September 17, 2018 - May 23, 2019 July 7 - September 17, 2018
Summer Session I May 1 - June 21, 2018 Closed
Summer Session II July 2 - August 1, 2018 Closed

Self-Directed Online Economics and Personal Finance (8th Period)

Tuition:
Full - $140
Reduced Lunch - $70
Free Lunch - $14

Grading:
This course is pass-fail only. The final grade will be determined based on the results of the five course assessments.