Brookwood High Personal Finance Education Program Honored as One of Nation's Best

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Brookwood High Personal Finance Education Program Honored as One of Nation's Best


Rupinski, Patrick, The Tuscaloosa News


Brookwood High School's personal finance education program was ranked the 13th best in the nation this week.

Brookwood High was the only Alabama high school among the 100 best high schools in the U.S. in the second annual Personal Finance Education Rankings released this week in a ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan.

The rankings were compiled by Support of Education, a New York City-based educational nonprofit whose programs include the Financial Literacy Certification Program.

Jackie Emplaincourt, who has taught personal finance at Brookwood for the past four years, represented the school at the ceremony.

The rankings were based on the results of standardized test scores from high school students who have studied personal finances during the past school year. Brookwood High's personal finance course is a one-semester elective course.

During the past few years, the school's students have earned a number of accolades for their performance in personal finance tests and team competitions.

The high school's personal finance teams have won the Alabama Personal Finance Challenge for the past three years and will compete against other state high school teams Tuesday in this year's competition at the University of Alabama.

The state competition is sponsored by the Alabama Council on Economic Education, State Treasurer Young Boozer and Wells Fargo. The state's top two teams in Tuesday's competiton will go to the national competition. …

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