Southwest named among nation’s best for finance education

Lincoln Southwest High School has been named one of the top 100 schools in the country for teaching financial literacy.

Southwest made the list “100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance,” released last month by the non-profit organization Working in Support of Education (W!se). The group’s mission is to develop financial literacy among young Americans.

Southwest earned its spot on the list because its students earned outstanding scores on W!se’s national standardized Financial Literacy Certification Test. The “100 Best” ranking is the only national ranking in high school financial education.

Southwest teacher Josh Hinrichs and Julie Hippen, from the Lincoln Public Schools Career and Technical Education Department, accepted the honor during a recent W!se conference in New York City.

Published: May 6, 2019, Updated: May 6, 2019

Julie Hippen of LPS and Josh Hinrichs, a business teacher at Southwest