Instructor: Gwen Baugh FACSE Dept: firstname.lastname@example.org
(425)431-6210 Office: F100
Required Class for Graduation Course Credit: .5 Required CTE
“Students who obtain a “B” grade or higher may earn college credit at little to no cost.
Information about registration dates & procedures will be provided later in the semester.
* Knowledge of one’s interests, skills, values and goals is an essential element in determining career interests
and one’s post-high school ambitions.
* Acquiring employment requires effective job-seeking skills, knowledge and resources
* Success in achieving post-high school plans requires self-understanding and the ability to effectively
manage financial resources
Week(s) Topic Major Assignments
INTRODUCTION TO CLASS Student Information Sheet,
High School & Beyond Plan
CAREER UNIT Career Survey Career Search
2-4 Interview Preparation Professional Portfolio
Mock Interview – Oct 10/11
5-6 Taxes, Gross/Net Income Income Test
BANKING & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
7-8 Banking fees, types, reconciling Balancing a Checking Account
CREDIT & DEBT
9-10 Using Credit Wisely Credit Card Comparison
ID Theft Activity & Credit Test
PLANNING & MONEY MANAGEMENT
11-13 Budgeting for Your Future Spending Diary
BUYING GOODS & SERVICES
14-15 Consumer Rights & Responsibilities On Your Own Legal Rights
SAVING & INVESTING
16 Investing Options Stock Market Activity/Presentation
17 Insurance Insurance Test (CBA)
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & DECISION MAKING
18-19 Creating a Budget Financial Planning Final Activity (CBA)
Hastler Personal Finance 2012-2013
Student Expectations/Guidelines to Success
Students are expected to follow school rules as stated in the EWHS student planner and online school
1. Punctuality; come prepared with necessary materials
2. Attitude which supports learning; use your time productively
3. Participation; wait for teacher recognition before speaking
4. Respect for each other’s space and differences
Grading: Your grade is based on points accumulated throughout the semester through Daily Work,
*Journal entries, Participation, Activities, Projects and Final *
Late Work: if due to an un-excused absence or turned in after the grace period, will receive points at
the discretion of the teacher. Major assignments will be accepted until the end of the grading period,
with a point value of 50%.
Grading Scale: A =100-93, A- =92-90, B+ =89-87, B =86-83, B- =82-80, C+ =79-77, C =76-
73, C- =72-70, D+ =69-67, D =66-60 F = below 60
Make-up work: is entirely YOUR responsibility. You need to arrange a time outside of class time
to pick up make-up work. Remember, not all assignments can be made-up; class attendance is
essential for success in this class. (If absent, you will need to find someone who will loan you
their journal notes or lose all the available points.)
Extra credit assignments will only be accepted from students who have a “C” or better. Students
with a grade of D or F need to focus on completing their required class work.
As per EWHS policy, all electronic devices (phone, I-PODS etc) are not allowed during the school
day or used in this classroom. Backpacks and purses should not be on the tables, store
everything under your table. Phones are to be out of sight at all times and turned off/silenced.
1st Offense: Phones will be handed to teacher and kept until the end of the period. Note: teacher
is not responsible for lost or stolen goods confiscated as a result of students not following the
2nd Offense: Phone sent to attendance office. Parent will be notified.
3rd Offense: Determined by EWHS Dean of Students.
Excused absence: You have a one-day grace period for each day you are absent. However, if an
excused absence occurs on a day that an assignment is due, you must turn in the assignment on
the day you return in order to receive the maximum points possible.
Cheating and plagiarism will result in a zero for that specific assignment/test and will be reported
to the Dean of Students.
Parents/student can track progress from the district’s Skyward Family & Student Access:
(Needed the 1st day of the second week of the semester)
Composition Notebook, pen, pencils, USB drive
Attendance & Tardies:
Several of the class presentations require attendance and some can not be made-up.
Attendance and Disciplinary Procedures are based on the School Policy:
Tardies: Students less than 10 minutes late to class are considered tardy.
Tardy 3 = Call home and 1 hour Detention
Absences: Students more than 10 minutes late to class are considered absent.
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EWHS COMPUTER LAB & LAPTOP RULES
The following rules apply to all computer labs. Anyone violating any of the following rules
will lose their computer-use and may be financially responsible for any repairs.
Food, drink, gum and candy are not allowed in THIS CLASSROOM!
1. Available technologies in the computer labs are to be used for academic purposes ONLY.
NO On-line games, card games or recreational gaming.
2. Do not move computers or disconnect any cords.
3. Do not attempt to access the computer hard drives or use security-breaking programs.
4. Do not load/download personal programs on any computer.
5. Scanner and printer use is by Instructor/Facilitator Permission ONLY.
NO COLOR PRINTER USE!
6. Do not waste paper by printing multiple copies or unnecessary documents
– Print only FINAL copies after Instructor has checked.
7. Laptop (if used) should be removed and reconnected by the teacher only.
8. Cooperation, respect, and good computer-use behavior is expected.
9. Report any problems or security violations to the Instructor/Facilitator immediately.
10. Students who abuse computers or alter programs in any way will be financially responsible for
11. Students are expected to use appropriate language for file names, documents, and other activities.
12. EVERYONE WILL ASSIST IN THE ORDERLINESS AND CLEANLINESS OF THE COMPUTER
A. Pick up garbage around your area (even if it is not yours).
B. Turn off your off your monitor at the end of the period. Keyboards, mice, mouse pads, tables
and chairs need to be in order before leaving.
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Personal Finance: Parent Letter
10 Points for bringing back to class with a parent signature
Senior Year is a very busy and exciting year. Personal Finance is a required class for graduation, which
will help students plan for their future career goals and develop skills in financial resource management. At
times, we invite guest speakers from community agencies to talk about issues related to the class
curriculum. Attendance is required for Guest Speakers and the points missed cannot be made up
unless arrangements, including an alternate assignment, have been made with the teacher before the
The syllabus & guidelines will give you the basics about the class, including an outline of topics and major
assignments, but if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know by including them in the
signature section of this page.
This is a 10 Point assignment, so please give it to your son/daughter to return by the next class period.
Thank you for your time and I hope to have a chance to talk or meet you sometime this semester.
We understand and agree to the guidelines by which this class is run.
PRINT Student Name: _________________________Emancipated ___yes ___no
Student Signature _______________________________ Phone # ___________
Parent signature___________________________________Phone #________
Please contact me: ____no, everything is clear ___yes, I would like to discuss:
Best time to contact me is ____________________________at #___________________
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