Name of Class: Horse Cents: High School Personal Finance

Parent-Teacher: Natalie Tilson

Location: Colonial Heights Baptist Church

Maximum Student Size (Caps Out) Number: 20 kids.
Still availability as of today? YES

Ages/Grade(s) Recommendation: High School with priority given to 11th and 12th grade students. Additional availability will be extended to 9th and 10th graders. Reason: to ensure 12th graders who need the course for graduation are given priority, and that the curriculum is fresh on their minds as they graduate. They are more likely, too, to have a first job at this point and will need the information as they begin to earn money.

High School Credit? YES (one-half credit for Personal Finance)

Class Summary: Students will learn personal financial principles and concepts from a Christian perspective. Upon completion, the student will have been introduced to budgets and financial documents, including preparing a personal budget and financial plan as well as analyzing a personal income statement and balance sheet. Debt prevention and elimination will be discussed in detail along with various loans including student loans (and alternative methods) as well as home and car loans along with a study of loan amortization. Strong emphasis will be given to investing and saving and time value of money. Types of investment securities will be introduced along with retirement planning and saving.

Orientation: A basic syllabus/outline will be given to parents outlining supplies and courses to download or access from

Length of Class: One semester (August 30-December 13)
Days: Weds/Fridays from 11am – 12:00pm
Contact: Natalie Tilson ([email protected])


If you desire to sign your high school student up for this class, contact the parent-teacher right away (email listed above) to get on the waiting list, as the class may fill quickly (max 20). You must have a current membership to to sign up. Need a discount? A full year membership which covers every child in the family is $269.97. Click the red box below for the discounted price of just $189 for a full 365 days.

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