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Posted May 5, 2015

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Free HS Financial Capabilities Elective Offered this Summer

Nusenda Credit Union is hosting the half-credit financial capabilities class for grades 9-12 at Sandia High June 11-July 1.

Nusenda Credit Union has partnered with APS to offer a Financial Capabilities summer school course covering topics that prepare young people to make positive financial choices throughout their lives.

Financial Capabilities is a half-credit elective and is different than the APS financial literacy math course. Financial Capabilities is open to any APS high school student in grades 9-12 and there is no fee.

Course Details

Location: Sandia High School - Term 1
June 11 - July l, Monday- Friday
Times: 7:45 a.m. - noon 
Course Number: 15017
Section: SA131

The Financial Capabilities course uses a curriculum created by Nusenda Credit Union specifically for high school students. The course goes beyond basic knowledge by providing tools to make better financial
choices and positively influence financial behavior.

The course provides financial information to help students effectively manage money, create financial plans, and become knowledgeable financial consumers, with topics including:

  • Employee Smarts
  • Budgeting
  • Cost of College
  • Renting an Apartment
  • Credit Cards
  • Insurance
  • Buying a Home
  • Buying a Car
  • Taxes
  • Identity Theft
  • Predatory Lending
  • Online Purchases
  • Financing a Family
  • Avoiding Financial Mistakes
  • Investing and Saving
  • Retirement
  • Building Wealth
  • Financial Services

High school counselors or AmeriCorps success coaches can provide more information and help students register for the Financial Capabilities course. Students will receive a free comprehensive student guide/ workbook when enrolling in the course.

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