Gateway Regional High School
Personal Finance, Grades 9-12
Google Classroom code: Period 6-S1: snucpbb, Period 7-S1: f5202l2
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.
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