WILMINGTON, MA — High school personal finance courses change lives, with benefits ranging from higher credit scores and decreased use of predatory lenders to larger retirement account balances and a greater accumulation of wealth during students’ lifetimes.
The following 16 Massachusetts schools inspire us because their teachers, parents, and community members have put in the work to guarantee ALL their students are getting those benefits RIGHT NOW. How? According to their course catalogs, they ensure ALL their students take at least one semester of personal finance before graduation. They’re turning “the one course I wish I had in high school” to “the course I’m glad I had in high school,” and we couldn’t be prouder to recognize them today.
Congratulations to the NGPF Gold Standard Schools:
Ayer Shirley Regional High School (Ayer, MA)
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School (Upton, MA)
Dracut Senior High School (Dracut, MA)
Georgetown High School (Georgetown, MA)
Hampshire Regional High School (Westhampton, MA)
Hopkins Academy (Hadley, MA)
Nantucket High School (Nantucket, MA)
Newton North High School (Newtonville, MA)
North Attleboro High School (North Attleborough, MA)
Stoughton High School (Stoughton, MA)
Swampscott High School* (Swampscott, MA)
Westfield High School (Westfield, MA)
Westfield Technical Academy (Westfield, MA)
Westport Jr./Sr. High School (Westport, MA)
Whitman Hanson Regional High School (Whitman, MA)
Wilmington High School (Wilmington, MA)
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