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RCHS tops list of excellence in personal finance education

Monday, April 27, 2020

Working in Support of Education (W!se), a leading educational nonprofit, has announced its 2020 ranking of the “100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” during a ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange sponsored by Voya Financial®. Virginia’s Richmond Community High School took second in small high schools and third place overall.

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

W!se’s award-wining Financial Literacy Certification program supports personal finance instruction at high schools in 48 states. Participating schools teach a course on personal finance and administer W!se’s Financial Literacy Certification Test after instruction. Students passing the Test become Certified Financially Literate™ (CFL), a nationally recognized credential. W!se provides professional development, a curriculum aligned to national and state standards and other value added teaching tools to support instruction. Teachers and schools are recognized based on student performance on the Test.

The “100 Best” ranking is determined based on the average Certification 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.

For the complete list of this year’s 100 Best schools, visit