Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools News & Information

All WJCC High Schools Earn Blue Star Distinction for Financial Literacy

Williamsburg-James City County Schools is proud to announce that all three high schools have been named Blue Star Schools for students’ performance on the 2017-2018 Working in Support of Education (w!se) Financial Literacy Test.

“In addition to supporting students’ academic success, our teachers prepare students with knowledge and skills to be productive and successful throughout life,” WJCC Schools Superintendent Olwen Herron, Ed.D said. “Financial literacy benefits all students, no matter where their paths take them. I am proud of all our high school students who took this year’s test and contributed to our division’s success as well as their personal growth.”

Students take the w!se Financial Literacy Test after a course or unit on personal finance. Students who pass the test are designated Certified Financially LiterateTM,  demonstrating that they are financially capable.

To earn the Blue Star School distinction, a school must have achieved an 80% passing rate on w!se’s 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. All three WJCC High Schools achieved this distinction.

The test is administered as part of w!se’s award-winning Financial Literacy Certification program. Schools enrolled in the program teach a course or unit on personal finance and receive instructional resources from w!se aligned to national and state standards and then administer the test. Since its introduction, the program has become integral to personal finance instruction in thousands of classrooms across 28 states.

Jamestown High, Lafayette High and Warhill High will be honored, along with other Blue Star schools, at w!se’s 15th National MoneyPOWER Financial Literacy Conference on November 6 in New York City.