High school students can take financial literacy course at Stethem this fall

High school students can take financial literacy course at Stethem this fall


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) juniors and seniors can take financial literacy for original credit this fall at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center. The course is a mix of online material and in-person requirements for completion. The fall session is the final opportunity for any junior or senior to complete the financial literacy course at Stethem. The change does not affect any student who is already registered to complete the course during the CCPS summer school program.

The course begins Sept. 23 and ends Jan. 16, 2020. 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.

Registration for the fall course opens 8 a.m. Sept. 3 and closes at 4 p.m. Sept. 11. Students and parents will need to work with their school counselor to register for the course. Counselors must sign off on a student’s enrollment in the course. Parents will then receive details on how to pay for the course using MySchoolBucks, an online payment system used by CCPS.

CCPS is exploring additional options for students to complete the financial literacy graduation requirement outside of their traditional class schedule. For more information, contact the CCPS Office of Career and Technology Education (CTE) at 301-934-7393.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,108 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 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 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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