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    Career and Financial Management

    In this 20-week, half credit course, students will learn about the features of our economy, explore a wide variety of careers, gain skills and competencies needed for success in the workplace and begin to become financially literate. Students also begin or continue to develop a career plan; apply academic skills to solve real-life problems; and learn and practice skills needed to become successful citizens, employees, and employers.

    Course highlights include:

    • researching a career

    • presenting a career using a visual aid 

    • preparing a job lead card, resume and cover letter

    • participating as a candidate in a simulated job interview

    • maintaining and reconciling a checkbook

    • calculating the cost of credit

    • analyzing multiple insurance scenarios

    Course requirements also include all students to complete four hours of either community service or job shadow experience.