Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Beyond Personal Finance 

Beyond Personal Finance - check out the website for a course description - and email Mrs. Plummer at with any questions.  

*Please note this class has an adjusted schedule compared to the rest of Bridge Academy.  It will start September 20th, 2022 and end May 2nd, 2023 with a couple extra weeks at Christmas and no virtual class on election day Nov 8th, 2022. For a detailed schedule or any course questions, email Mrs. Plummer at

Required Text: 
This course will require the purchase of a book and one-year portal access for $50 (updated from $45 on 8/10) (includes shipping cost).  The student will need access to a computer at home, but not in class.  A promo code that will allow you to purchase the curriculum at this price will be provided upon registration. Note, this code will not be available until after June 1st.   **If the student/parent would like to take advantage of free shipping ($5), you may send a check to me (address available upon email request) for $40 by June 1st.  The $40 is nonrefundable because this will be used to purchase your book and annual portal access.  (LINK TO BOOK & PORTAL ACCESS)

Copy/Supply fee: $60 (check written to Renee Plummer due at Orientation or at the first class)

Tuition: $350 ($35.00/month for 10 months, August - May or $39/month if prorated or on a 9-month payment plan)

Cathy Duffy writes: 

"Beyond Personal Finance is a clever approach to teaching about finances. It goes further into the details of personal financial planning and decision-making than do most other high school courses, and it presents scenarios that are based on common life experiences and decisions. Teens are likely to find this very interesting. The decision choices and plot twists used in the course make it more fun while reflecting the variability and unpredictability of real life." 

From The Old Schoolhouse Magazine: 
"Beyond Personal Finance is an outstanding product. As an adult, I wish I would have had real-life training through an enjoyable course like this. What drew me into choosing it for my child is the unique aspect of offering students opportunities to make choices and see consequences. This is done in a virtual "game of life" type format. For example, the student chooses a career and researches it to learn what education or training is required, what the job outlook is, how much it pays, and what will be expected in a typical day's work."

Renee Plummer

B.A. Business Administration 

Renee graduated from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN with a degree in Business Administration. After working for 7 years in the finance and mortgage industries, she and her husband, Jonathan, were blessed with a daughter. Shortly after her birth, the family relocated from Baton Rouge, LA to Chester, VA where they decided she should be a stay-at-home mom. In 2003, as their daughter began to reach school-age, they felt lead to homeschool and have since continued to do so for both their daughter and son. During this wonderful journey of homeschooling, Renee has participated in many co-ops, including a Latin co-op which she began in her home, which continued for 8 years.

Courses Offered: Beyond Personal Finance & Latin I