Home Economics Challenge
ANNOUNCEMENT: Edwardsville High School named State Championship team at the Illinois Economics Challenge state finals held April 11 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago!
Edwardsville advanced to National Semi-finals on April 16 with a final score that ranked them eighteen out of forty participating states. This spring over 10,200 students from 480 schools participated in the Advanced Placement division of the National Economics Challenge.
Illinois Economics Challenge is a competition for teams of high school students in which they test their knowledge of economics. Economics Challenge is competitive and fun, and offers an atmosphere where economic knowledge is tested and recognized.
Illinois high school students currently or previously enrolled in a qualifying econ course may participate in the 2013 Illinois Econ Challenge. Qualifying courses include: Advanced Placement (AP Micro, AP Macro, or AP Micro and Macro), International Baccalaureate (pre-IB and IB), honors, two-semester, or any other advanced courses in economics (including courses taught by a secondary teacher where students earn college credit). All qualifying courses listed above must be taught by a secondary teacher. The program challenges students at an advanced placement level with students competing in teams of four.
Teachers in Illinois begin the Challenge by registering student teams in EconChallenge ONLINE! during January. The competition is not restricted by geographic location or budgetary constraints. Students from all over the state may easily participate. There are no participation fees and teachers may enter multiple teams.
What about consumer education, one-semester economics,
or personal finance students?
All Illinois high school students are required to take a consumer education or personal finance course prior to graduation. The Personal Finance Challenge is a fun and competitive way to engage students more fully in their learning while accessing how well they are meeting the state mandate.
Edwardsville High School earns First Place at ILEC State Finals!
Willowbrook HS scored well to earn Second Place at the ILEC state event.