Financial literacy course available at Stethem this spring

Financial literacy course available at Stethem this spring


Eligible Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) sophomores, juniors and seniors can take financial literacy for original credit this spring at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center. The course is a mix of online material and in-person requirements for completion.

The course begins Feb. 11 and ends May 26. Cost is $300 and payment is non-refundable. The blended online Apex course requires students to complete online course work as well as turn in assignments and complete course tests at the Stethem Center on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m.

Parents must provide transportation for students. Students who do not complete the course and its requirements will receive a failing grade. Additionally, a student’s grade is factored into their GPA and may affect eligibility.

Registration for the spring course opens Jan. 17 and closes at 6 p.m., Jan. 30. Students will need to work with their school counselor to register for the course. Counselors must first sign off on a student’s enrollment in the course prior to registration. Parents will then receive details on how to pay for the course using MySchoolBucks, an online payment system used by CCPS.

Parents can also pay in person with cash or a money order at the Stethem Center on Jan. 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. Registrations will not be accepted after 6 p.m., Jan. 30.

 For more information, contact the CCPS Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE) at 301-934-7393.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,521 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

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