Shen High School recognized as a “100 Best School” in the 9th annual 100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance Rankings. Shen was #3 out of the top 10 large schools and #14 overall!

Written by on May 7, 2021

Shen High School recognized as a “100 Best School” in the 9th annual 100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance Rankings. Shen was #3 out of the top 10 large schools and #14 overall!

The students in Shenendehowa’s College Personal Finance classes are to be congratulated for their participation in the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification program.  They collectively had 170 students take the test.  The Shenendehowa average test score was 88.4.  Mrs. Christine Kelly and Mrs. Melinda Mellon are truly passionate about personal finance and work hard to build foundational skills in their students that will have a lifetime positive impact.  The passion and advocacy for personal finance on the parts of Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Mellon, and the team of Business educators have led to the implementation of a semester course in personal finance this school year.  The course is targeted towards all juniors and seniors, not necessarily those students currently enrolled in business classes.  The hope is that this course will become a graduation requirement, either locally or at the state level.

2021 List of 100 Best

Working in Support of Education (W!se), a national educational nonprofit, announced the 2021 ranking of its“100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” today during a virtual ceremony sponsored by Voya Financial®.

The “100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance”, in its ninth year, is the first and only national ranking in high school financial education, recognizing excellence in personal finance instruction within W!se’s national network of schools participating in its Financial Literacy Certification program.

The “100 Best” schools participate in W!se’s Financial Literacy Certification program supports personal finance instruction in high schools. Participating schools teach personal finance and administer W!se’s Financial Literacy Certification Test. Students passing the Test become Certified Financially Literate™ (CFL), a nationally recognized credential. Through the program, now offered in 49 states, more than one million students have graduated from high school financially literate. Metrics for the “100 Best” schools ranking includes the average Test score from each school with consideration given to the number of test takers and the socio-economic background of the students at each school.

About Working in Support of Education (W!se)

Working in Support of Education (W!se) is a leading educational nonprofit based in New York City with a mission to improve the lives of young people and at-risk adults through programs that develop financial literacy and readiness for college and the workforce. For more information, visit wise-ny.org. Follow W!se on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @wisenewyork.

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