Tillarel@pwcs.edu        Room--2400

Phone—(703) 441-4200    Ext. 4431

Greetings Students and Parents,

First and most importantly hope everyone is well and safe.  All assignments will be posted on this page.

Office Hours 1:00-2:00 Tuesdays!  
                     12:00-1:00 Fridays! 

I have posted under the homework file a list of Competencies and Standard of Learning Objectives for Economic and Personal Finance. Also you will find helpful Workplace Readiness Questions with the Answers!  Practice, practice, practice!

 #11,#14,#16 and #18 were not covered during 1st,2nd or 3rd marking periods. 

Enhancement/Enrichment Power Point Slides are located under files and documents for review only.
There are also useful links that have been posted for you to review! 

4th Marking Period--1st Week!  Higher Education
4th Marking Period--2nd Week! Continue Higher                                                              Education
4th Marking Period--3rd Week---Developing a Personal Budget.  Read the article and complete the activity questions. Give examples of sensible and unwise spending decisions and behaviors that may impact your personal budget.  Article is in clever---Newsela.com

4th Marking Period--4th Week---Practical Financial Literacy gained through money management skills. Turn teenagers into educated consumers and also teenagers get an into to money 101.

4th Marking Period----5th and 6th Weeks----Practice the PDF file under files!  Workplace Readiness Questions and Answers!  Practice exercises for next year's workplace readiness test! Continue to practice, practice,practice!

4th Marking Period---7th & 8th Weeks----Writing assignment! One page paper reflecting on your year.
Please read below for the details.

Content Objective: Weeks #1 & #2
Examine how personal choices about education,training,skill development and careers impact earnings. Below is a great resources        (video #1 & #2) related to objective for this week!      Summarize #1 & #2 and e-mail four things that you  learned from watching.  Enjoy

Content Objective: Weeks #3 & #4
Explore how spending, saving and values impact your finances also compare spending priorities.Practical money management and budgeting decisions.

Content Objective: Weeks #5 & #6  Employee Skills that are needed in the workplace!--Personal qualities and people skills, professional knowledge skills and technology knowledge skills are all provided while practicing these exercises! Practice, practice, practice!

Content Objective: Weeks #7 & 8 --Writing Assignment--Reflections of the Year!  See below for questions and criteria to be included in paper.

#1--How to graduate college with a job you love and less debt. Jullien Gordon

#2--How I earned $100,000.00 in scholarships,   application tips and where to look for scholarships.   

#3--Developing a Personal Budget. Budgeting for the Real World.

#4---Virginia Teens learn about saving money and managing credit.  Articles in Clever--Newsela.com

#5 & #6---Workplace Readiness practice, practice, practice the exercises! Answers are provided!

#7 & #8---Writing Assignment--Reflections of the Year:
One page paper, typed and double spaced.

***Reflect on the school year may include all classes.

What did you learn this year?

If you could change one thing about the school year-what would it have been and why?

How are you feeling about the economy and everything that is going on in the world right now?

 Did you accomplish all goals for this school year and what are your goals for next year?

**Take care of yourself--Relax and Enjoy the Summer!!


Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions.  I will answer as soon as it is read weekends included.    Stay well and be safe. 

All the best,

E. L. Tillar


In order for students to become well-informed consumers who understand their rights and responsibilities in our society, students must learn how to manage their financial resources and make sound personal financial decisions. Personal Finance provides students with necessary consumer information that helps them live productive lives as consumers.  Instruction will consist of real life financial situations, case analysis, independent and team work.  Active participation is critical to the operation of the course and student success in this class.


  • Developing Consumer Skills
  • Planning for Transportation, Housing, and Leisure Expenses
  • Handling Banking Transactions
  • Handling Credit/Loan Functions
  • Preparing a Personal Finance Plan
  • Devising a Savings/Investment Plan
  • Identifying the functions of the Banking System and Money
  • Investigating Economic Principles
  • Exploring Careers

If you are interested in viewing the State Competencies for this course, please visit the link below:



The requirements for the standard diploma now include a requirement that students earn a career and technical education credential.  This means that any student graduating with a STANDARD DIPLOMA must earn one of the approved Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) certifications or credentials.  The current list of industry certifications approved by the (VDOE), can be found at:



  • 3 ring binder (provided for classroom use)
  • 4 tabbed dividers for notes and assignments
  • Pen/Pencil and a Highlighter
  • Calculators ( provided for classroom use)
  • $5 Lab Fee (covers the cost of paper, ink, and other materials supplied by teacher)


Each assignment will have a due date.  This is the date that you are expected to submit the assignment.   Your grade will drop one letter grade if it is not turned in by the due date. No attempt to work on a classroom assignment will result in a grade of 0 for that assignment.

















59 & Below


Daily work/Assignments/Warm-ups


Everfi / MoneySkill Modules


Articles(one current event due each month)


Quizzes/Web Research


Unit Tests/Projects



It is the student’s responsibility to make up any assignments missed.  All graded work must be completed within 2 days of the excused absence.  


Students must be in class before the tardy bell rings.

20/20 RULE

No hall passes will be allowed the first and last 20 minutes of each class.


  • Attend class every day
  • Be prepared for class with all necessary materials
  • Complete all assignments
  • Do not hesitate to seek help if you are having difficulty with the material
  • Embrace the new experience


Student conduct must be in compliance with the Code Behavior at all times.  In addition, students must take personal responsibility for the following rules:

  • Respect for teacher and peers at all times
  • Follow absence/tardy policy
  • Computer Ethics is in effect at all times
  • Report computer problems immediately
  • Cell phones may only be used in class when needed for instructional purposes and when directed by the teacher.
  • No food/drinks in computer lab
  • Exit software, clean workstation, and push in chair before leaving class each day