FCHS Earns W!SE Blue Star


For the third consecutive year, Fluvanna County High School has earned the Blue Star School Award for W!SE Financial Literacy. Economics and Personal Finance classes are taught by Gary Greenwood, Darren McCauley, and Christine Kreitzman; Fluvanna administered the W!SE certification tests for the first time in the 2013-2014 school year. This past school year, 236 high school students earned the credential, a 91 percent pass rate.

Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in the world: how someone manages to earn or make it, how that person can manage and invest it, and how they can donate it to help others.W!SE is an educational nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing educational support services nationwide, building financial literacy, fostering business and social entrepreneurship, as well as preparing students for college and the global workplace.

“I am so proud of the work our teachers did to get this program started. The students demonstrated their understanding of the importance of financial literacy. It is so exciting to be among the best schools in the country,” said Brenda Gilliam, Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

For more information on Fluvanna County’s Career and Technical Education Programs, contact Ms. Brenda Gilliam at [email protected] or 434-589-8208.