Wheatland-Chili High School students in Denise Hourihan’s career and financial literacy classes were recognized with a Blue Star School award for exceptional performance on the national W!se Financial Literacy test. To earn the coveted Blue Star School award, a school must achieve an 80% passing rate on the 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% or higher.
“We started participating in this program three years ago, and for the third year in a row, Wheatland-Chili High School was recognized as a Blue Star School,” said Business teacher Denise Hourihan.
Hourihan was honored with a Gold Star award given to teachers in whose class 93% of students pass the W!se certification test.
The W!se Financial Literacy Certification program is an innovative and high impact initiative in financial education designed to help high school students graduate financially literate. Participating schools teach a course on personal finance and then administer W!se’s national standardized Financial Literacy Certification Test.