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 before registering for courses.
  • Longwood University - Concurrent Enrollment
    • Enrollment directly through Longwood University - 3 college Credits
    • Must receive permission before registering for the course.
    • Summer Session June 17 - July 13, 2019

Self-Directed Online Economics and Personal Finance

Beginning in April 2019, the Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance course is delivered in Virtual Virginia's website and not in FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard).

Course Information

The course is self-directed, students complete the work during the course time frame. The student must be self-motivated and able to complete the requirements without a teacher to direct and assist with studies. A teacher is not available to explain the material. 

Students read through 160 modules, take 4 quarter tests and a final exam. Students are not required to meet face-to-face. This course is only available as pass/fail.

A suggested schedule for completion is provided. Grades are not affected for students who do not stay on schedule. But students, parents, and the school will be notified.

This course meets the Economics and Personal Finance graduation requirement.

Eligibility

Current FCPS Students (Grades 9-12)

Dates

  • Summer Session 1: Wednesday, April 24 - Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Summer Session 2*: Monday, July 1 - Thursday, August 1, 2019

*In Session 2, students may enroll in the Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance course and one Online Campus course.

Registration

Registration for Summer Session 1 is open Monday, March 11 – Friday, April 12, 2019.

Registration for Summer Session 2 is open Monday, March 11 – Friday, June 14, 2019.

Students register for the course through ACE.

Students who want to take the Fall Session (8th Period Option) must have a full schedule (7/8 periods depending on the school) to register. Counselor approval is required.

Registration for the 2019-2020 Fall Session will be open Monday, June 17 – Friday, September 6, 2019.

After registering, log in and password information is sent to your fcpsschools.net email address.

W!SE Financial Literacy Exam

The W!SE financial literacy exam is not required, but is highly recommended. This test meets the certification graduation requirement for those students who are earning a standard diploma.

School Year Exams

Schools may provide testing opportunities at various times during the school year.  Students receive information after they enroll in the class.

Summer Exams

Most schools provide testing opportunities in June, July, and August. Test dates vary by school. Facilitators will share the schedule.

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.