Course Progress:

Living On Your Own Classroom Course

Learn specific skills that will help you now and prepare you to live on your own. Courses include easy to follow lessons, videos, and printable worksheets, assignments, and projects. Each Lesson is focused on teaching skills that will prepare you for real life.

Purchase the saddle stitched workbooks for each course easy to follow each topics and work at your own pace.

Buy Course Material

Lesson 1: Managing Your Time

  • Looking Forward
  • Setting Goals For success
  • Establishing Priorities
  • Creating a Schedule
  • Importance of Daily Journals
  • Putting it All Together

Lesson 2: Getting a Job

  • Personality Survey
  • Know Yourself
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Job Application
  • Interview Questions
  • Dressing for an Interview
  • After the Interview

Lesson 3: Income

  • Vocabulary of Earning Money
  • Calculating Wages
  • Tips and Equivalent Hourly Pay
  • Commission
  • Withholdings
  • Form W-4
  • Understanding the Paycheck Stub
  • Direct Deposits

Lesson 4: Bills

  • The Language of Home Buying
  • Nine Steps to Buying a Home
  • Understanding Home Loans
  • Language of Renting
  • Rental Types, Sizes, and Costs
  • Utilities
  • Choosing a Utility Company
  • Language of Car Buying
  • Negotiating the Best Price
  • Reducing the Grocery Bill

Lesson 5: Budgeting

  • Components of a Budget
  • Using a Spreadsheet
  • Graphing a Budget

Lesson 6: Banking and Savings

  • Banks vs. Credit Unions
  • Types of accounts
  • Fees
  • Bank Statements
  • Check Registers
  • Balancing Your Account

Lesson 7: Life After High School

  • Understanding Options
  • Key Terms to Know

College Path

  • Accreditation
  • College degrees
  • Comparing Colleges
  • Financial Aid
  • Standardized Tests

Armed Services Path

  • Armed Services
  • ROTC
  • Armed Services Career Paths

Starting a Career or Trade

  • Careers out of High School
  • Vocational School

Lesson 8: Investing and Retirement

  • Making Sense of Investing
  • The Language of Stocks
  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Mutual Funds
  • The Money Market
  • 401K and Other Retirement Accounts

Lesson 9: Starting a Business

  • Mission Statement
  • Business Structures
  • Operating Permits
  • Product Pricing
  • Webpage Design
  • Advertising
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Selling Online

Lesson 10: Clothing

Coming soon

Lesson 11: Planning Meals

  • Tracking Meals
  • Basic Nutrition
  • Menu Planning
  • Menu Pricing
  • Unit Measurements
  • Recipe Doubling and Halving

Lesson 12: Food Storage

Coming soon

Lesson 13: Automobiles

  • Automobiles
  • Fluids
  • Tire Sizes and Types
  • Checking Tire Pressure
  • Changing a Flat Tire
  • Rotating Tires
  • Wear Items
  • Parts and Function of an Engine

Lesson 14: Home Maintenance

  • Surface Area
  • Types of Flooring
  • Sweeping Floors
  • Mopping Floors
  • Vacuuming Floors
  • Deep Cleaning Carpets
  • Household Cleaners
  • Quick Clean Good Clean
  • Water
  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Mowing the Lawn

Lesson 15: Moving

  • Moving Yourself
  • Moving Companies
  • Before the Yard Sale
  • Day of the Yard Sale
  • Stopping & Starting Utilities
Buy Course

Course Materials

Watch Video