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Instructor: Mrs. Basileo
No. of credits: 1
Grade level: 11-12
Prerequisite: None

Class eBoard:

Personal Finance is a 1-unit specialized interdisciplinary business course related to the mathematics learning standards. This course is designed to prepare students for both college level business programs and to understand the complex financial world they will encounter during their lives. As outlined in Commissioner’s Regulations 100.5(a)(7)(iv), for students who have successfully passed the required Math A Regents examination, a specialized course may be used to fulfill one of the three units of mathematics required for the Regents diploma. Topics covered include: Budgeting, Interest, Loans/Banking, Payroll, Credit, Investments, Annuities, and more.

To make this year in Personal Finance the most productive and enjoyable it can be, I have developed a few simple guidelines. Following these will help you to be an active learner and an asset to the class environment.

  1. Be on time to class. Be seated at your computer and ready to work by the time the bell rings. Lateness will not be tolerated.
  2. Be prepared for class. You should have a pen, View binder, folder, and calculator with you (i.e. not in your locker) daily. If you miss a class, you are responsible for finding out what work you missed and then making it up by the due date.
  3. Be involved. Participate in class, offer your ideas and share your thoughts with the rest of us.
  4. Be respectful. Appropriate behavior is expected at all times.

Class time is an important commodity. It is not to be wasted. If you need to make up work you missed, you are to make arrangements to do so before or after school. When in the computer lab for special assignments, students are expected to abide by the school's Acceptable Use Policy at all times. Accounts will remain locked until the AUP form has been returned with the appropriate signatures.

All work is considered important. Your quarterly grades will reflect class work, tests, quizzes, and projects.

Your success is important to me. I will be available for extra help. Please see me to arrange it. I look forward to having an interesting and successful year together.


Take Charge: Fighting Back Against Identity Theft money
In the course of a busy day, you may write a check at the grocery store, charge tickets to a ball game, rent a car, mail your tax returns, call home on your cell phone, order new checks or apply for a credit card. Chances are you don’t give these everyday transactions a second thought. But someone else may. Check it out!!

Understanding Taxes
The IRS has developed an interactive, instructional tax program to provide high schools, community colleges, and the general public with a technology-based instructional tool

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