Gateway Regional High School

Course Information

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Personal Finance, Grades 9-12


Denise Kane


Phone Number

856-848-8200 x596

Course Website

Google Classroom code: Period 6-S1: snucpbb, Period 7-S1: f5202l2

Course Description

The course utilizes materials created and distributed by the New Jersey chapter of Junior Achievement, called JA Finance Park.  JA Finance Park helps students build a foundation upon which they can make intelligent financial decisions that last a lifetime, including decisions related to income, expenses, savings, and credit.

Course Expectations and Assessments

This course is one semester in length and is a requirement for graduation.  The individual lessons contain formative assessments but the primary assessments are portfolio pieces.  Each portfolio piece is a summative project designed to bring together elements of the learning in each of the five units.  After all five units are successfully completed, students will participate in a four-day budgeting simulation.

Course Policies 

Retakes are available for all primary grades, though all primary grades are projects.  Retakes must take place after school or during a student’s study hall.  Students may not miss another teacher’s class to complete a retake.

Required and Recommended Materials 


Additional help is available 2nd period, C lunch, 8th period, and Monday-Thursday after school.  Appointments must be made in advance for extra help.

Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences