Course Syllabus

Financial Planning Honors 1 Syllabus


Course Description

This course is designed to help students understand the basic principles of Financial Planning. Emphasis is placed on several key components of Finance such as Investing, Financial Analysis, Securities Law and how Finance impacts the Economy. We will also touch upon various careers Finance has to offer.


Required Materials Needed for Course

Headphones or ear buds; Basic calculator; their fully charged Chrome Book


Course Competencies

  1. Understand the Basics of Finance
  2. Understand the Basics of Investing
  3. Understand Financial Analysis
  4. Understand Law and Security Measures in Business
  5. Understand the Impact of the Economy on Financial Decision





The goal of this classroom is to provide a positive, productive and effective learning environment, while encouraging interaction and independence among students. In order to facilitate this process, students should expect from themselves the following behaviors:


 I will respect my teacher, my classmates and myself

I will arrive to class on time and with a positive attitude

I will bring all necessary materials needed to do my work

I will not eat or drink in the classroom

(water is ok at desk only  -  not by computers)

I will follow all classroom rules

I will put forth my best effort at all times

I will not access game or music web sites on the computer

without permission from my teacher


An “offense” is an action of choice which contradicts any one of the above stated expectations. Offenses will be enforced with the following consequences:


1st offense - reminder

2nd offense - warning

3rd offense (or 1st serious offense) - call parent and/or detention

4th offense (or 2nd serious offense) - office referral




Grades will be made up of classwork, daily reviews, quizzes and tests. Test and quiz dates will be given to students at least 3 days prior to the test/quiz and will be displayed on the classroom board and in Canvas. 

Late work will be accepted with a 10% penalty for each day work is late.

Test retakes will be allowed up to one week following a test. Retakes will be given after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. If a student does poorly on a test, he/she can retake the test and the scores will be averaged together.


The course grade is based on the following:


            First 6-week grading period                        25%

            Second 6-week grading period                   25%

            Third 6-week grading period                       25%

            Final exam (cannot be exempted)             25%


            A   =   100-93

            B   =   92-85

            C   =   84-77

            D   =   76-70  

            F   =   69 and below


Attendance Policy


The attendance policy, as well as other policies outlined in the Marvin Ridge High School Student Handbook will be followed.  A student will fail the class if he/she has more than 7 absences.


If a student is late to class, he/she will go to the Student Management Center (SMC) for a pass to class.





If a project contains profanity, sexual inappropriateness, illegal activity, etc., it will result in an out of school suspension of two days and a zero on the project.

Course Summary:

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