• FlexTech Novi recognized for development of personal finance curriculum

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    February 12, 2019
    NOVI, Mich.—FlexTech Novi has been named a Gold Standard School by Next Gen Personal Finance thanks to financial literacy teacher Stephanie Butman’s development of a personal finance curriculum for senior students.
     
    Through Butman’s efforts on the development of the Financial Literacy course, students at FlexTech are now gaining fulfilling and enriching opportunities that help guide them in their financial goals, both now and in the future.
     
    Next Gen Personal Finance, a nonprofit on a mission to bring financial education to every high school in America, has provided interactive, relevant and meaningful resources to incorporate into the FlexTech course.
     
    The Gold Standard is the highest rank given to schools in NGPF’s Got Finance? School Search Tool, which distills data from over 11,000 course catalogues to rank high schools for their access to personal finance courses.
     
    Just 1 in 6 U.S. students is required to take personal finance to graduate today. Only Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia include personal finance in their state graduation requirements.
     
    Butman went above and beyond the necessary school requirements to create this meaningful course for students because she understands the benefits it will bring to their futures.
     
    “Teaching Financial Literacy has honestly been one of the most rewarding experiences for me as a math teacher,” Butman said. “I feel like I am truly helping students enter their next chapter after high school financially educated and aware.
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    FlexTech High School is a public charter school serving students in Brighton, Novi and Shepherd. FlexTech is a 21st century school encouraging students to design their own path to graduation by taking advantage of interest-driven projects and flexible scheduling. For more information, visit flextech-hs.org.  
     
    Contact:
    Sarah Pazur
    (313) 244-3982
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