The Financial Literacy course at Waukee High School and Northwest High School contains five big ideas (Planning, Budgeting, Debt/Credit, Wealth Management, and Protection) that support a healthy financial identity. The course will explore how to set long and short term financial goals. Students will also learn how to manage personal finances with a variety of tools and resources. Students will analyze insurance and wealth management options for the near and long term. Our ultimate goal is for students to have the tools and knowledge to make educated financial decisions now and once they graduate.
Standards, Benchmarks, Objectives
The Financial Literacy Standards were adopted during the 2019-2020 school year alongside the creation of a required course at the high school level. The financial literacy standards promote the goal of financial capability. The standards focus on setting goals, saving and spending, credit and debt, investing, and measuring financial risk.