ESSEX, NY – A select group of 26 schools from across the U.S and 2 in Ireland have been recognized by CFES Brilliant Pathways as Schools of Distinction for their exemplary efforts in helping students become college and career ready.
The competitive award acknowledges the development and execution of a highly-effective plan for the entire student body to become college and career ready through the CFES 10-Point College and Career Readiness Plan. The plan encompasses the organization’s three core practices of Essential Skills™, Mentoring and Pathways to College and Career.
A global leader in helping low-income students become college and career ready, CFES currently supports 25,000 students through partnerships with 200 rural and urban K-12 schools and districts in 30 states and Ireland. Relying on research-driven methods and best practices, CFES has sent 95 percent of its students to college from both urban and rural areas from across the United States.
“The innovative and comprehensive plans implemented by these schools are proven models for success that schools across the country can emulate,” said Rick Dalton, CFES Brilliant Pathways President and CEO. “They have created a culture of college and career readiness that is a foundation for economic development in their regions.”
To become a School of Distinction, a school must fulfill a meticulous and varied set of criteria. These include implementing cutting-edge, school wide programs that advance college and career readiness.
August Ahrens Elementary School
AuSable Valley Central School
Balbriggan Community College
Beekmantown Middle School
Brooklyn Institute for Liberal Arts
Booker Middle School
Career Readiness Academy at Mosley
Crown Point Central School
Delaware Academy Central School at Delhi
Eugene Ashley High School
Eximius College Preparatory Academy
Friendship Central School
Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Central School
John T. Hoggard High School
JW Leary Junior High School
Kalon Prep Academy
Kohala Middle School
Moriah Central School
Mulberry Middle School
New Hanover High School
Northeastern Clinton Central School
Northern Lehigh High School
Otter Valley Union High School
Pelham Preparatory Academy
Plattsburgh High School
Sanford B. Dole Middle School
St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush
Ticonderoga Central School