Financial literacy series that builds career readiness

This collection, developed by Newcomers High School, presents the practice of integrating Financial Literacy into an advisory-based College & Career seminar for every eleventh grader. A set of six, approximately one-hour lessons, the Financial Literacy series builds students’ fiscal understanding and sense of responsibility. The six lesson topics included in the collection are: FAFSA, Financial Support Programs, Career Research, Budgeting, Banking and Credit, and Resumes and Cover Letters. These lessons dial up the “literacy” in financial literacy by incorporating extra scaffolding, such as more time dissecting/making meaning out of texts and checking for understanding. 

Included Resources

This resource should be reviewed first, as the document contains an overview of the entire practice, helpful resources/samples others can use or adapt, a “How To” guide with tips for implementation, standards covered, and background information on the Newcomers High School and the educators who helped to develop this practice.

Editable curriculum map covering all 6 of Newcomers High School's Financial Literacy topics. Contains many links to other financial and career exploration resources.

Editable counselor-compiled guide to financial aid that can be used with students and/or families.

Editable lesson slides on a range of topics relating to the costs, considerations and alternatives for paying for college, entitled: Financing my Future: The Cost of College Tuition and Financial Aid.