Learning the Language of Money


"I believe I can understand the language of money."

"I believe I don't have to be buried in debt."

These affirmation statements were made by freshman students in our Personal Finance course. "This class is teaching me about saving and making good choices with money," says freshman Jazmen Downs. "I am learning a lot!"

All Providence Cristo Rey freshman must take this course. Students gain basic personal finance knowledge, such as how credit cards work, how to budget, investing for retirement, and paying for college.

Patti Hammerle, Providence Cristo Rey's Business and Technology teacher, created her class curriculum with lessons and video from Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition and resources