Economics & Personal Finance
South County High School Student Recognized with Personal Finance Top Honors – Peter Wang from Fairfax County received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program in Chicago by competing and winning first place.
Virginia’s Success in Personal Finance Instruction Recognized at New York Stock Exchange Program – Thirty-eight of the 100 Best w!se High Schools teaching Personal Finance are Virginia high schools, with nine of those Virginia schools being in the top 30. Watch the video about teaching the course and w!se industry credentialing testing. See the news release for Virginia high schools listed in the top 30 and additional schools listed in the top 100 in w!se testing.
Governor McAuliffe Announces 2015 Governor’s Challenge Champions in Economics and Personal Finance – Three Virginia High School Teams Crowned State Champions at Competition of Economics and Financial Skill. See Governor McAuliffe's news release.
Instruction in economics and personal finance prepares students to function effectively as consumers, savers, investors, entrepreneurs, and active citizens. Students learn how economies and markets operate and how the United States’ economy is interconnected with the global economy. On a personal level, students learn that their own human capital (knowledge and skills) is their most valuable resource.
Beginning with students entering ninth grade in fall 2011, one standard unit of credit in Economics and Personal Finance is required for graduation with a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma. Students may earn this credit by successfully completing the course at any time during their high school career. Students with disabilities seeking a Modified Standard Diploma may use the course to satisfy one of the three required mathematics credits.
Videos for Teachers
In order to ensure that teachers of history/social science, career and technical education and mathematics have access to instruction in the Economics Education & Financial Literacy content areas, VDOE has produced a series of videos for Teachers.
These courses are part of the Banking Services, Insurance and Securities & Investments Pathways in the Finance Career Cluster.