PRESS RELEASE – April 24, 2017
Fluvanna County High School has earned a place on the 2017 100 Best W!SE High Schools Teaching Personal Finance national ranking created by Working in Support of Education (W!SE), a leading provider of financial education programs.
W!SE announced the prestigious ranking on April 19 at a ceremony sponsored by Voya Financial® and hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Fluvanna County High School was ranked because the students at our school scored among the highest in the country on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test. The 2017 ranking is based on school achievement in the 2015-16 school year and is available at: http://www.wise-ny.org/w!se%20100%20Best%20High%20Schools%202017.pdf.
Fluvanna County Public Schools and the state of Virginia have made financial literacy a priority. Together, we are empowering our students to take control of their financial futures. By passing the Certification Test, students earn W!SE’s Financial Literacy Certification that demonstrates they are graduating with the knowledge and skills that are essential for a life of financial wellbeing.
The 2016 video about this highly successful program is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DF_R9vwFek.
During the 2016-17 school year, Fluvanna had 236 students earn the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification. This is the second consecutive year that Fluvanna County High School has earned this honor. Economics and Personal Finance at Fluvanna County High School is taught by: Gary Greenwood, Christine Kreitzman, and Darren McCauley. We appreciate all of the work they have been into this program to make this award possible.