For the fourth consecutive year, Bethpage High School has been named a Blue Star School by the W!SE organization, the company that runs the financial literacy program. This award is given to schools in which 75 percent or more of the students in the financial literacy program have proven to be financially literate via the financial literacy exam.

In addition, teacher John Larochester, has been named a Gold Star Teacher for the 2012-13 school year by W!SE. He was chosen for the honor based upon his students achieving a 90% passing rate on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test last year.He is one of approximately 300 teachers across the country who met the criteria for this award.

The Blue Star School banner and Gold Star Teacher Award will be presented to the district during the MoneyPower Conference in New York City in November.