Economics Syllabus


Sharyland Pioneer High School

Economics CP

Course Syllabus

Teacher: Mr. Rene Rodriguez


Phone: (956) 271-1600 ext. 4108






Course Description:


Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits is the culmination of the economic content and concepts studied from Kindergarten through required secondary courses. The focus is on the basic principles concerning production, consumption, and distribution of goods and services (the problem of scarcity) in the United States and a comparison with those in other countries around the world. Students analyze the interaction of supply, demand,  and price. Students will investigate the concepts of specialization and international trade, economic growth, key economic measurements, and monetary and fiscal policy. Students will study the roles of the Federal Reserve System and other financial institutions, government, and businesses in a free enterprise system. Types of business ownership and market structures are discussed. The course also incorporates instruction in personal financial literacy. Students apply critical-thinking skills using economic concepts to evaluate the costs and benefits of economic issues


Course Agenda/Outline:


9 Week Semester


Chapter 1 : What is Economics

Chapter 5 : Supply

Chapter 2 : Economic Systems and Decision Making

Chapter 8: Types of Business Organizations

Chapter 3 : Business Organizations

Consumer & Personal Finance

Chapter 4 : Demand




Available Tutoring Time: Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 A.M. to 8:00 A.M.


Conference Time: Monday through Friday 2nd Block 9:44 P.M. to 11:14 P.M.


Course Supplies:


  • 3”Binder or folder
  • Index cards
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencils/Pens
  • Color Pencils/markers


Classroom Rules:

  • Arrive to class on time and be in your assign seat when the bell rings.
  • Be prepared to class with all your supplies and assignments.
  • Respect others, their property and school property and materials.
  • At the end of each block, clean up area by your desk & put away books.
  • Remain in your desk until the end. Wait until the teacher dismisses you, the bell does NOT dismiss you.
  • Raise your hand or wait politely to speak, if others are speaking.
  • Extra Credit, there is none. Complete all assignments so there should be no need for it.


Classroom Procedures:

  • Students will be instructed as to the due date for all assignments (vocabulary, activities, handouts, etc.)
  • Teacher permission and a hall pass are required to leave the classroom.
  • Enter the classroom in an appropriate manner with a good and positive attitude.
  • Turn in all homework and class assignments by the end of class period.
  • Review and write down daily classroom agenda and objectives.
  • Listen, participate, make notes, work on, and reflect on classroom objectives.
  • Follow all the campus and class rules and expectations.

Course Grading Policy:

The grading scale for the course is as follows:


Class Assignment Grade Weighs

Daily Assignments: Handouts, Vocabulary, maps, activities, quizzes, etc.

40 %

Tests, Essays, Projects, Binder Checks

60 %

Course Total:

100 %

Grade Scale












Progress Reports are sent every three weeks by Sharyland Pioneer High School and Report Cards every nine weeks.


More information on the Sharyland High School grading guidelines and procedures can be located with the following link:


Attendance/Make-Up Work:

Daily class attendance is vital to ensuring class success. However, if absences occur it is important to note that more than four unexcused or unrelated school absences could jeopardize a student’s credit for the course and may require Saturday School. Additionally, the following district guidelines apply for make-up work when a student is absent:

  • Excused Absences - Students with an excused absence from school are expected to make up work missed at the rate of one day for one day missed with a maximum of five days. Students who are absent but had prior notice of upcoming assignments or tests must complete the assignment or test on the first day back to school. Students shall receive a zero for any assignment or test not made up within the allotted time.
  • Unexcused Absences - A student may not make up work missed; however, if the administrator determines that the unexcused absence is due to extenuating circumstances, make up work may be allowed. The grade for makeup work after an unexcused absence shall be no higher than a 70.


Statement of academic dishonesty:

Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of our school. No student shall cheat or copy the work of another. Plagiarism, the use of another person’s original ideas or writings as one’s own without giving credit to the author, will be considered cheating, and the student be subject to academic discipline that may include loss of credit for the work in question.