Consumer Education

Consumer Education Syllabus

Contact Information


School Phone: 309-5911, Ext. 9315


Course Description:

This required course focuses on the understanding and skills needed to make responsible financial decisions. Topics include the following: budgeting, taxes, banking, savings, credit, transportation, housing, and insurance. The course begins with career research and the job search process. Students will complete projects for each chapter which will then be used to create their final project at the end of the semester. Computers are used extensively throughout the course including the use of Virtual Business software, Microsoft Office, and an online budgeting simulation


  • Have your supplies ready:
    • Economic Education for Consumers Textbook
    • Pencils/Pens
    • Binder/section of binder labeled “Consumer Education”
    • Calculator
  • Be in your seat and quiet when the bell rings.
  • Student behavior as described in the OHS Student Handbook is expected. 
  • Electronics are to be away at the start of class.
  • Food/Drinks: Feel free to bring water in clear bottles only.

Chapters Addressed:


General Overview of “What is Consumer Education”

Chapter 4:                   Choose a Career—Get a Job

Chapter 5:                   How Much of Your Income Will You Keep?

Chapter 6:                   Budgeting—How Will You Use Your Money?

Chapter 7:                   Banking Services—Banks Help You Move Your Money

Chapter 8:                   Saving—Plan for Financial Security

Chapter 10:                 Credit—You’re in Charge






Make-up or retake assessments may need to be completed outside of school hours or during a student’s advisory time.

If you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed!



OHS is moving to Skills Based Grading.  Students in this course will be addressing 7 topics/chapters.  After each chapter, students will take part in a summative assessment.  In addition, students will complete a semester final summative assessment. Before a summative reassessment takes place:


  1. The student must have completed all formative assessments to the teacher’s satisfaction.
  2. The student must work with the teacher to set up a plan for reassessment.
  3. The student must complete the “Reassessment Contract” and return a parent/guardian signed copy within 2 days.


    ** Reassessment process must be completed within 2 weeks of the initial summative assessment date, unless otherwise directed by the teacher **



      Students will receive a score in the following areas which will aid students in self-evaluation.  The following areas are the essential skills determined by Olympia High School.

  1. Respect
  2. Responsibility
  3. Self-Advocacy
  4. Perseverance
  5. Collaboration