Consumer Education

Consumer Education Syllabus
Co Taught Class with
Mrs. Schroeder
1st Block: 8:25 - 9:50 A.M.

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


    • No food is allowed in the lab and the only drink allowed is water which must be kept at the counter or tables in the back of the room.

    • Student behavior as described in the OHS Student Handbook is expected.

    • Regular attendance and punctuality is essential for success.

    • Bring necessary materials to class (listed above).  You will not be allowed to go to your locker to get materials after the bell.

    • Electronic devices must be kept out of sight or at the charging station.

    • Restroom passes will be kept to a minimum and used only in emergencies.

    • Internet use in class is for Consumer assignments only unless given permission otherwise.

    • Misuse of computers will not be tolerated and computer privileges will be revoked.

    • Remain in your seats until the bell rings. 

    • Have your supplies ready:
  • Pen or pencil 

  • Binder or folder to keep all homework and handouts organized and to use for Portfolio

  • Notebook paper to take notes

  • Calculator when needed 


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!

Assessment and Reassessment:

During the course of the semester, formative and summative assessments may consist of tests, quizzes, writing assignments, and projects.

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 due date, unless otherwise directed by the teacher **


Final Summative Assessment:  Each student is required to maintain a portfolio of his/her summative assessments.  Each student will then make a presentation of their portfolio to a three-person panel, including the teacher, principal, and community member.  A reflection of the portfolio may also be required.

Spartan Skills:

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