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M. Ann Levett, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Savannah-Chatham Co.
Public School System

208 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-5600

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(Admin. Offices)

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School Location:
Groves High School
Reinforced Academics:
English, Math, Science
Student Organization:
Certification Opportunities:
Personal & Family Finance Pre-Professional

Consumer Services Career Pathway
Courses Offered

Consumer Awareness - Consumer Awareness prepares students for employment in consumer services and related services, and provides the foundations for study in higher education that leads to consumer services-related careers. A project-based approach that utilizes higher order thinking, communication, leadership, and management processes is recommended. This pathway includes, but is not limited to management of a variety of resources and needs; methods for achieving and maintaining living arrangements; environmental and energy issues; impacts of technology; and employability skills. Ethical, legal, and safety issues are to be addressed. Students learn employment and management skills that include business structure, consumer rights and responsibilities, testing and demonstration of products, consumer communications, and resource management. This pathway is recommended for all students to build basic economic proficiencies. Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) integration is an integral part of this course.

Consumer Skills - This course in consumer services focuses on the development of skills to enable students to work with consumers in a variety of consumer services settings. In-depth skills are developed in such areas as working with individuals in the exercise of their consumer rights, credit counseling, and in the management of their resources. Students also develop skills in consumer communications, product testing and demonstration, and consumer advocacy. This course will include at least one comprehensive project-based learning activity. Competencies for the co-curricular student organization Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) are integral components of both the core employability skills standards and the technical skills standards. FCCLA activities incorporated throughout instructional strategies developed for the course is recommended.

Consumer Finance - This course provides students with knowledge for real life in order to understand the importance of managing their income to meet individual and family goals across the lifespan. Students will focus on career opportunities and professional requirements for employment within the finance industry, developing and managing a financial plan, handling credit and managing debt, savings, investments, insurance, housing, and vehicles. This course will include at least one comprehensive project-based learning activity. Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) integration is an integral part of this course.

CTAE Internship - This course is a coordinated occupational employment approach to teaching and practicing the concepts in the industry. This course is an organized internship, arranged by the work-based learning coordinator at each school and with a local employer. This course helps the student to practice and improve employability skills in the industry.