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Tazewell High School Distinguished as Blue Star School
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tazewell High School Distinguished as Blue Star School
Tazewell High School Distinguished as Blue Star School

Working in Support of Education (WISE), an educational non-profit, recently announced that Tazewell High School was named a Blue Star School for their students’ performance on the 2014-2015 WISE Financial Literacy Certification test. This national standardized test is administered to students at the end of a course on personal finance. Students passing the test earn the WISE Certified Financially Literate designation, which demonstrates that they are financially capable when they graduate.

“Five years ago, the General Assembly and Board of Education added economics and personal finance to the list of courses students must pass to graduate and challenged school divisions to implement the new requirement with existing staff and resources,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples. “The Blue Star award won by Virginia schools and teachers are a testimony to how divisions – in collaboration with private sector partners – rose to the challenge. Thousands of young people will graduate better prepared for the realities of the 21st century economy because of the outstanding work of these schools and teachers.” 

To earn the Blue Star recognition, a school must achieve a 75-percent pass rate on the test and have either a majority of students in a particular grade level take the test or have the students who took the test achieve an average score of 80 percent or higher.

Blue Star Schools will be honored and receive a banner for their achievement at WISE’s annual MoneyPower Conference for Financial Literacy in New York City on November 3.

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