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Lord Botetourt- Blue Star School

posted Sep 23, 2013, 12:54 PM by bcps web
Lord Botetourt High School Named a 2012-2013 w!se Blue Star School
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Working in Support of Education (w!se) is pleased to announce that Lord Botetourt
High School is one of 194 high schools in w!se’s national network to have earned the distinction of being
named a Blue Star School for its students’ performance on the 2012-2013 w!se Financial Literacy Certification
Test. This national standardized Test is administered to students after a course on personal finance. Students
passing the Test are designated Certified Financially Literate™ and earn a w!se CFL, demonstrating that they
are financially capable when they graduate.

To earn the Blue Star School recognition, a school must achieve a 75 percent passing rate on the 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 80 percent or higher.

The Test is administered as part of w!se’s award-winning Financial Literacy Certification program. Schools
enrolled in the program teach a course on personal finance, receiving instructional resources from w!se aligned
to national and state standards and then administer the Test. The program, now in 30 states, is rapidly
growing and has become integral to personal finance instruction in thousands of classrooms.
Phyllis Frankfort, Founder, President and CEO of w!se commented, “Earning the Blue Star School status is a
major achievement and message to the community that the school is distinguished for excellence in graduating
their students with personal finance skills and knowledge necessary for financially capable young adults.”
Blue Star schools will be honored and receive a banner for their achievement at w!se’s 11th National
MoneyPOWER Conference for Financial Literacy on November 5, 2013 at The McGraw-Hill Companies in
New York City.

For a complete list of 2012-2013 w!se Blue Star Schools, please (see attached flyer)
About the w!se Financial Literacy Program

The Financial Literacy Certification program is supported by leading U.S. institutions including NYSE Euronext
Foundation, Inc., The Allstate Foundation, McGraw Hill Financial, Citi Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation,
The JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Bloomberg, GE Capital Retail Bank, The Utah Division of Securities, kasina,
M&T Charitable Foundation, the New York City Council and Signature Bank.
About w!se
Working In Support of Education (w!se), an educational not-for-profit, improves the lives of young people
through programs that develop financial literacy and readiness for college and the workplace. Our Initiatives
are built on five pillars – relevancy, real world experiences, strong partnerships, volunteerism, and evaluation.

For more information, please see attached informational flyer.
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