Mount Saint Mary Recognized As "100 Best" School by W!se
Michelle H. Daino
Working in Support of Education (W!se), a national nonprofit, announced that Mount Saint Mary Academy has been recognized as one of the 2023 “100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance.” This designation is the first and only national ranking of its type, recognizing excellence in personal finance instruction among W!se’s national network of schools that participate in its Financial Literacy Certification program.
Kathleen Brennan, Mathematics Department Chairperson, stated, "It’s an honor to be selected by W!se as one of the top 100 high schools teaching financial literacy. Since we joined the W!se program, 100 percent of our students have received financial literacy certification. I’m so proud of our students!"
"Congratulations to this year’s 100 Best schools,” said David Anderson, President and CEO of W!se, noting that Mount Saint Mary Academy and the other recognized schools "excel at teaching personal finance and we are all very proud to celebrate their outstanding achievement."
The “100 Best” schools participate in W!se’s Financial Literacy Certification program. Through this award winning program, W!se provides instructional resources to support personal finance instruction at schools in 49 states and then administers the W!se Financial Literacy Certification Test. Students passing the Test become Certified Financially Literate™ (CFL), a nationally recognized credential. The “100 Best” schools ranking is based on 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.