This is an introductory course to statistics. Students will learn correct terminology, focus on analysis and process. There will be an emphasis on critical thinking and how to apply statistical methods and interpret results.

This course will demonstrate to the  students how individual choices directly influence occupational goals and future earnings potential. Real world topics covered will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing. Students will design personal and household budgets utilizing checking and saving accounts, gain knowledge in finance, debt and credit management, and evaluate and understand insurance and taxes. This course will provide a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions leading to financial independence.

The objective of this course is to demonstrate to the students the importance of financial decisions that are not only crucial for personal life and goals but are on a professional level integral to the sound financial health of an organization and a nation.

This introductory economics course offers students an economic way of viewing the world as a set of scarce resources and the choices people must make. Students will learn about microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students will learn how economic concepts can explain the effects of governmental and private decisions. The course will introduce such topics as supply and demand, elasticity, government interference in the marketplace, consumer choice, and market structures. This course will particularly emphasize the economics of every-day decision-making. Students who can apply concepts of real life scenarios, through critical thinking, would enjoy this course. The course serves as a prerequisite for Advanced Placement Economics. Use of calculators is not allowed.