Course Title: Independent Living
Independent Living does fulfill the Consumer Education credit, which is a requirement for graduation. This course gives students information that allows them to make better use of their consumer dollars. Topics covered in this course include economic systems, advertising, budgets, banking, investing, credit, transportation, housing, insurance, careers and taxes. Students will gain experience through project based learning on designing a budget, buying a house and what it takes to balance all of those choices. Students will be introduced to the stock market, manage a personal checking/savings account, complete state and federal income tax forms and explore the process of comparison-shopping.