Richmond Community High School has been ranked number two and Franklin Military School earned the number 22 spot on the 2017 “100 Best w!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” national ranking. The rankings were released by Working in Support of Education (w!se), a NYC-based educational not-for-profit focused on promoting student financial literacy nationwide, and sponsored by Voya Financial®.
Students at Richmond Community and Franklin Military performed among the highest across the country on the w!se standardized Financial Literacy Certification Test. Darlene Smith, Business & Information Technology and Marketing Education Instructional Specialist, received the awards for both schools at the April 19 celebration held at the New York Federal Reserve.
First established in 2003, w!se’s award-winning Financial Literacy Certification program provides teachers with a curriculum and instructional resources to teach personal finance and measure students’ financial literacy through w!se’s Certification Test. Students who pass the test are designated Certified Financially Literate™. W!se students in 46 states receive close to 6 million hours of personal finance instruction annually. The ranking recognizes the top performing high schools in w!se’s national network.