MHS was one of just 126 schools in Wisconsin and 887 in the United States to be named a Gold Standard School by Next Gen Personal Finance.
The other Dane County schools to receive a Gold Standard ranking were Madison Memorial, Madison West and Monona Grove. There were another 112 schools in Wisconsin that were awarded silver or bronze recognition.
Gold Standard is the highest ranking awarded to school's by NGPF's Got Finance? School Search Tool, which distills data from more than 11,000 course catalogues to rank high schools for their access to personal finance courses.
MHS offers three personal finance courses through its business department. Students nust earn a half-credit (semester) of personal finance, consumer financial literacy, or economics as part of their graduation requirements at MHS.
"With soem of life's biggest financial decisions looming -- first jobs and cars, college selection, financial aid applications -- high school is when students need a comprehensive personal finance education,'' NGPF co-founder Tim Ranzetta said in a statement. "Requiring at least a semester course is the only airtight way to guarantee access for all. We're thrilled to recognize these Gold Standard Schools for doing just that.''
Just one in six U.S. students are required to take personal finance to graduate.
Visit the NGPF website to learn more.