Virginia

State-by-State Assessment of Personal Finance Education Standards

State Department of Education Link

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/ 

Stand-Alone Personal Finance Standards

Yes

Beginning with students entering ninth grade in fall 2011, one standard unit of credit in Economics and Personal Finance is required for graduation with a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma. Students may earn this credit by successfully completing the course at any time during their high school career. Students with disabilities seeking a Modified Standard Diploma may use the course to satisfy one of the three required mathematics credits.

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/economics_personal_finance/economics_personal_finance_sol.pdf 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/economics_personal_finance/index.shtml 

Personal Finance Standards in Career and Technical Education (CTE), Family and Consumer Sciences

No

Family and Consumer Sciences does not have a stand-alone course. Business Management and Administration does have a course that meets the state’s graduation requirements for personal financial literacy. This course is titled “Personal Finance”. 

http://www.cteresource.org/verso/courses/6121/personal-finance-tasklist 

Personal Finance Embedded in Social Studies or Economics Standards 

Yes 

The course, Economics and Personal Finance, is required for all students to graduate. 

http://www.cteresource.org/verso/courses/6120/economics-and-personal-finance-tasklist 

Personal Finance Embedded in Mathematics Common Core Standards 

No

Personal Finance or Financial Literacy Course Required for Graduation or Required to be Offered

Yes

Beginning with students entering ninth grade in fall 2011, one standard unit of credit in Economics and Personal Finance is required for graduation with a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma. 

State Assessment of Personal Finance Required

No