Rush County Schools are fortunate to have programs in place to help students understand the various ways money will affect their lives. You’ll find Gracie Marlatt in our elementary schools bringing Captain Cash into the picture. At Benjamin Rush Middle School the Reality Store opens for business in October. And while Rushville Consolidated High School has economics classes in place, a new software program is being added to further help students prepare for life after High School. Thanks to the sponsors of the Reality Store (MainSource Bank, INTAT, Duke Energy, Rush Shelby Energy, Copeland Corp. and Beta Sigma Phi Nu Gamma Sorority) software for the Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance has been given to RCHS. The software is valued at $910.63.
Foundations for High School Finances, through the Financial Peace University (Dave Ramsey), is the premier curriculum for high school students. It not only has valuable insights about money but also empowers students to make sound financial decisions for life.
After going through the curriculum, students will be able to:
List the baby steps to reaching financial peace
Explain the three basic reasons for saving money
Identify the benefits of having an emergency fund
Demonstrate how compound interest works and understand the impact of annual interest rate
“As a teacher, it makes me happy to know that I’ll have the tools in place to teach something that will have a huge impact on our curriculum. This program is relevant, it’s pertinent, and will certainly help prepare our students to be financially aware,” stated Pat Haney with RCHS.
Marianne Scott is the Legacy Fund director/Information officer with Rush County Schools.