Financial Literacy

Introduction | Syllabus | Pacing Guide | Help Desk

How money smart are you? Step into this course specifically designed for high school students to understand the importance of the financial world, including planning and managing money wisely. Areas of study taught through application in personal finance include sources of income, budgeting, banking, consumer credit, credit laws and rights, personal bankruptcy, insurance, spending, taxes, investment strategies, savings accounts, mutual funds and the stock market, buying a vehicle, and living independently. Based on the hands-on and knowledge applied in this course, students will develop financial goals, and create realistic and measureable objectives to be money smart! Through project-based learning activities and tasks, students will apply mathematical concepts in realistic scenarios and will actively engage by applying the mathematics necessary to make informed decisions related to personal finance. Financial Literacy places great emphasis on problem solving, reasoning, representing, connecting and communicating financial data.

Various forms of technologies and Internet research will be highlighted to expose students to the resources available when managing personal financial goals. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standards and content standards for this course. Feel free to download the course standards.

Financial Literacy is the second course in the Business Accounting and Financial Services pathways in the Finance Cluster. Students enrolled in this course should have successfully completed Introduction to Business & Technology.


Download the Financial Literacy syllabus. Information contained in the syllabus is subject to change if necessary.

Pacing Guide

Due dates are guidelines and official due dates are found in itsLearning on the planner along with the weekly schedule and resources.

Unit Semester Year Long
Unit 1 - Analyzing Income August 5 August 5
Unit 2 - Taxes & Personal Income August 26
Unit 3 - Personal Spending and Saving September 23
Unit 4 - Financial Services October 21
Unit 5 - Credit Management November 18
Unit 6 - Investment Management January 7
Unit 7 - Consumer Protection & Rights January 27
Unit 8 - Consumer Financial Awareness & Protection
Unit 9 - Lending Decisions
Unit 10 - Risk Management
Unit 11 - Employability

Help Desk

Students who experience technical difficulties with itsLearning or Infinite Campus should contact Forsyth Virtual Academy for assistance.

Students who experience technical difficulties with the lessons or should contact Mrs. Rush through the itsLearning email client or at

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