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:

  • Economics and Personal Finance (612000)
    • Meets online requirement.
    • Industry credential available.
  • Economics and Personal Finance Honors (612036)
    • Meets online requirement.
    • Industry credential available.
  • Self-Directed Online Economics and Personal Finance (6120SD)
    • Meets online requirement.
    • Industry credential available.
  • Economics and Personal Finance Online (612099)
    • School year and summer options available.
    • Meets online requirement.
    • Industry credential available.
  • AP Macro-Micro Economics (280204/280304)
  • AP Macro-Micro Economics - online (280392/280292)
  • IB Economics (280008)
  • IB Business and Management
    • Meets the online requirement.
    • Industry credential available
  • Longwood University - Concurrent Enrollment
    • Enrollment directly through Longwood University - 3 college credits
    • Must receive permission before registering for the course
    • Summer Session: June 24, 2024 through July 27, 2024

Self-Directed Online Economics and Personal Finance

The Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance course was updated on September 21, 2020. The new course features include:

  • updated curriculum
  • interactive modules
  • exit tickets
  • an updated access link

Students read through 14 modules, complete 140 Exit Tickets, 14 module tests, and a final exam. Students are not required to meet face-to-face.

Course Information

  • This course meets the Economics and Personal Finance graduation requirement.
  • The course is self-directed. Students complete the work during the course time frame (there are no extensions).
    • A suggested schedule for completion is provided.
    • Students, parents, and the school will be notified if a student is behind or is not logging in to the course on a regular basis.
  • The student must be self-motivated and able to complete the requirements without a teacher to direct and assist with studies.
  • This course is only available as pass/fail.
    • During the Fall Session, students will receive a no mark "NM" for quarter grades, except for the 3rd quarter.
      • 3rd Quarter Grade: Students will receive either a P if they are passing or an F if they are behind in their work.
    • The final grade will show as a P or F on the student’s transcript.
A teacher is not available to explain the material.

Note: Students access the course in Schoology.


Current FCPS Students (Grades 9-12)

  • Current FCPS 12th graders are eligible if they are graduating in August of 2024.
  • Current FCPS students who will be in grade 9 in 2024-25 are eligible but must discuss the course with their school counselor and parent/guardian before registering.
  • Students who are not enrolled in FCPS are not eligible to take this course. Only current FCPS students during the 2023-24 school year (SY) and continuing into the 2024-25 SY are eligible to take the course over the summer of 2024.


Fall Session Dates

Monday, August 26, 2024 - Friday May 2, 2025

Summer Session Dates

Friday, June 14, 2024 – Friday, July 26, 2024


Fall Registration Dates

May 6, 2024 - August 2, 2024

Summer Registration Dates

Monday, January 8, 2024 – Friday, May 24, 2024

Students register for the course through ACE.

Students who want to take the Fall Session (8th Period Option) must have a full schedule (8/9 periods depending on the school) to register. Counselor approval is required.

Students will access the course through Schoology.

W!SE Financial Literacy Exam

The W!se Financial Literacy Exam is delivered to all students enrolled in an EPF course. Students who pass this industry credential will satisfy the course academic type graduation requirement for the Standard Diploma. Learn more about earning CTE credentials in FCPS.

Self-Directed Online Economics and Personal Finance

Full - $130
Reduced Lunch - $65
Free Lunch - $13

This course is pass-fail only. The final grade will be determined based on the results of the 144 Exit Tickets, 14 Module Tests, and a Final Exam.