Seven Chesterfield County high schools and the school division’s online education program were recognized as W!SE Blue Star Schools for work completed during the 2015-16 school year. To be considered a Blue Star School, a school or program testing more than 10 students must achieve an 80 percent passing rate on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test and have either a majority of students on a given grade level take the test or have the students who took it achieve an average score of 85 percent or higher.
W!SE’s Financial Literacy Certification Program addresses the critical need for financial literacy education for students preparing for financial independence. The program provides high school students with access to financial education and the opportunity to become certified financially literate. Participating schools teach personal finance and administer W!SE’s standardized Financial Literacy Certification (CFL) Test. Developed in 2003, the program has expanded nationally and has been widely recognized for its success.
“We know that financial literacy is a vital tool for creating fiscally responsible young adults,” School Board Chair Dr. Javaid Siddiqi said. “We are excited about this national recognition, which shows our teachers and schools are working to prepare our students for successful and responsible futures.”
These Chesterfield County schools were recognized as Blue Star Schools at the annual MoneyPOWER Conference for Financial Literacy: