When it was formally announced that an online personal finance course would become a graduation requirement for the class of 2016 and onwards, a virtual groan could be heard from the students at Granite Bay High.
Parents, however, believed that the course was much needed and would provide their children with the necessary knowledge to manage their finances in the future.
The course was first implemented in the fall of 2015 for the seniors in the class of 2016 to complete by the end of their senior year.
Now, the course is made available to students at the beginning of their junior year and is required to be completed by mid-April of their senior year, giving students roughly a year and a half to fulfill the requirement.
If students do not finish the course, they risk not being able to graduate and missing numerous senior events, such as Senior Ball and the senior picnic.
Although 18 months seems like plenty of time, many students still find themselves in the spring of their senior year without having completed the requirement. Continue reading “A required personal finance course leads to an unsatisfied senior class”