Edgenuity launches new economics course

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, is supporting the nationwide initiative to bring personal finance education to students with the unveiling of a new Economics course, available now. This course joins the company’s other offering in this area, Personal Finance.

The new Economics course, which has a robust financial literacy component, is being introduced as schools and districts recognize the importance of helping students make smart financial decisions in today’s dynamic economic climate. In fact, 25 states now require that students enroll in financial literacy education before graduating from high school – a number that has nearly doubled since the year 2000.

The new semester-long course introduces micro- and macroeconomic theory while covering a range of timely topics, from the characteristics of different economic models to the intersection of government and business. Students cultivate a mastery of key concepts by completing scenario-based assessments, data and graphical analyses and Common Core-aligned writing exercises. The course ends with a unit on practical financial literacy, instructing students on how to design a budget and discern between different investment vehicles, insurance plans, credit cards, savings and bank account options.

“In today’s increasingly complicated economic landscape, students need exposure to basic financial skills as they grow into independent young adults,” said Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity. “Our new Economics course can help ensure that students both understand the complexity of the global economy and can make successful financial decisions in their own lives.”

Edgenuity’s Personal Finance course rounds out the company’s financial literacy offering with in-depth study of financial planning, banking, saving and investing. Schools can choose either the Economics or Personal Finance course to fulfill their financial literacy requirements, depending on their state and district guidelines.

By integrating direct instruction and skills demonstrations alongside interactive practice assignments, these courses encourage a theoretical understanding of themes and concepts while teaching students how to apply their knowledge to the real world.

About Edgenuity

Edgenuity provides engaging online education solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. Edgenuity delivers a range of Core Curriculum, AP, Elective, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Credit Recovery courses aligned to the rigor and high expectations of state, Common Core and iNACOL standards and designed to inspire life-long learning. Fully flexible for use in any blended or online learning model, Edgenuity supports an environment where personalized learning is possible. With 185 semester-long courses and growing, Edgenuity has already driven outcomes for more than one million students in schools and districts across the country. For more information, and to see Edgenuity in action, visit www.Edgenuity.com.