Economics with CLEP option


This class will be offered spring semester 2020

at Truth Academy.

JA Economics is a one-semester high school course that helps students understand economic terms and issues that have an impact on the United States and its citizens. This course introduces both microeconomics and macroeconomics, providing one half-year of high school level credit.  This course provides an overview of the economic history of the United States, gives a clear explanation of terms and concepts used in economics, discusses economic issues confronting us today, and puts our participation in the national and world economies on a personal level.  In a time when economic activity is challenging classic definitions, JA Economics reasserts the importance of the free market system and enables students to take part in the economy with knowledge and faith.

Classroom time will consist of review games, activities and videos to reinforce concepts learned. Opportunities for peer discussion of class topics are provided as well as interactive small group activities.

Mature, motivated students may choose to prepare for and take the Microeconomics CLEP and/or the Macroeconomics CLEP exam for 3 college credits each.  As these CLEP exams are some of the more challenging ones, they are recommended ONLY for students who have demonstrated mastery of test-taking skills by successfully passing a CLEP or DSST exam previously.  Additional study suggestions for the CLEP exam will be provided.

For students interested in a business major, these two CLEP exams provide the springboard for a string of CLEP and DSST exams that make up most of the lower level business requirements for that degree program at some colleges.

Grade level:  9th – 12th grade

Text:  JA Economics by Junior Achievement student textbook and study guide are included in the class fee. Additional fee of $10-$20 for online video access may be required.

Required:  Reliable internet access and e-mail account for students to receive class notices, submit assignments, participate in class discussions, download supplemental reading and worksheets, take practice tests, view supplemental videos, and link to applicable websites.