Newport News Public Schools – Update June 2022

NNPS Financial Literacy achievements recognized

AAD High School honored

An Achievable Dream High School in Newport News has been named a W!SE Blue Star School for the 2020-21 school year.

To earn this accolade, a school must have achieved an 80 percent passing rate on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test and have either a majority of students on a given grade level receive personal finance instruction or have at least 10 percent of the school’s students take the Certification Test. 

NNPS teachers earn recognition in financial literacy education

Career and technical education teachers Iris Harris-Williams at Woodside High School, and Hope London and Lisa McAlister at Denbigh High School were named Gold Star Teachers for the 2020 –21 school year.

To earn the Gold Star Award, a teacher must have achieved a 93% passing rate on the W!se Financial Literacy Certification Test in at least one class during the 2020-21 school year. 

The recognitions were presented by Working in Support of Education (W!se), an educational organization dedicated to building financial literacy, fostering business and social entrepreneurship, and preparing students for college and the global workplace. 

The program provides high school students with financial education and the opportunity to become certified financially literate. Students learn about personal finance to prepare for the W!SE standardized Financial Literacy test, a nationally recognized certification.

Newport News Public Schools honored
in list of top schools

Newport News Public Schools has been named a system of Top Schools in Virginia Living magazine’s 2022 list of notable institutions.

Virginia Living published the list of Top Schools in its March/April issue. The list highlights a selection of approximately 200 outstanding Virginia public and private institutions from preschool to graduate level that boast exemplary programs and achievements.

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