FORT VALLEY -- Students and parents alike often express a desire to learn more real-world skills in school, and the Peach County school system is giving high schoolers that opportunity.
Peach County High School offers two business tracks, one of which takes students through the basics of business into financial literacy concepts and finishes with banking, investments and insurance.
“To me, it’s critical that kids understand where money comes from,” said Jason Flanders, the deputy principal at Peach County High School and director of career programs.
Such classes have the support of Georgia’s superintendent of schools, Richard Woods, who heard from students eager for financial literacy courses during a recent visit to Middle Georgia.
“In today’s society, individuals need personal finance classes more than ever,” Woods said in an email. “I am a proponent of increasing access for strong financial literacy classes so students are more prepared for life.”
The courses are taught by John Morris, the son of a businessman. He said many of the concepts taught on the financial track are inspired by conversations with managers and owners at local businesses who serve on an advisory council for the program.
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