A partnership of the California Department of Real Estate, the NID
Housing Counseling Agency (NID-HCA), and Sacramento Charter High School
graduated its first financial literacy high school class and will
present certificates of completion to the students on Thursday, April 26th
at 1:30 p.m. at Sacramento Charter High School.
The financial literacy course, which was created and developed by the
California Department of Real Estate, teaches the fundamentals of
finance to high school students at the junior and senior levels. This is
the first class to use the course that will be offered in the Fall of
each school year at Sacramento Charter High School. Students that
successfully complete the course will earn five units of credit and a
certificate of completion.
The focus of this course is on saving and investing, credit card debt,
loans, rental and lease agreements, buying, borrowing and budgeting.
“Education is crucial if we want to learn from our past mistakes,” said
Bill Moran, Acting Chief Deputy Commissioner of the California
Department of Real Estate. “This course will help students avoid the
pitfalls that surround every financial decision and give them the tools
for a successful financial future.
Education is the foundation for prudent decision making, said
Jacqueline Carlisle, Executive Director, NID-HCA, a HUD-approved
non-profit organization with 25 years of experience in housing
counseling and community building. The future stewards of the resources
of this great State will learn valuable information which will equip
them in making informed financial choices for years to come.
To learn more about the Department of Real Estate and Financial
Literacy, please visit www.dre.ca.gov.