Stafford high Schools are ‘W!SE’ about financial literacy


(Press Release) Colonial Forge, Mountain View, North Stafford, and Stafford High Schools earned recognition as Working in Support of Education (W!se) Financial Literacy Blue Star Schools for the 2018-2019 school year for their students’ outstanding performance on the W!se Financial Literacy Certification Test.

To receive this distinction, a school testing more than ten students must achieve an 80% passing rate on the “W!se” Financial Literacy Certification Test. Additionally, the school must have either a majority of students in a given grade level take the test, or have the students who took the test to achieve a minimum average score of 85%.

Administered as part of “W!se’s” Financial Literacy Certification program, this national standardized test is administered to students who complete a course or unit on personal finance. Students who pass the test become Certified Financially Literate and earn a W!se CFL, demonstrating that they have developed sound financial knowledge and skills.

Nine Stafford County Public School (SCPS) teachers are recognized as “W!SE” Financial Literacy Gold Star Teachers. To be considered for the Gold Star award, a teacher must achieve a 93% pass rate in at least one of their classes on either the Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 “W!SE” Financial Literacy Certification Test.

Brooke Point’s Kaitlyn Rehbein, Colonial Forge’s Ashley Barber and Brigitte Ferrick, Mountain View’s Kirsten Baker, Amy Ellis, and Kelly Pollock, and Stafford High School’s James Ayers, Bonnie “Rae” Edyvane, and Kaye Pennock received the Gold Star Award for 2018-2019.

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