This article originally appeared in the Plattsburgh Press Republican

Crown Point Central School, Saranac High School and Ticonderoga Middle and High School have been recognized by CFES Brilliant Pathways as Schools of Distinction.

“This honor acknowledges the creation and execution of an exemplary plan for the entire school in CFES core practices to build college and career readiness,” a media release stated.

Crown Point, Saranac and Ticonderoga are among 28 schools in the U.S. and Ireland that received the School of Distinction status.

These schools engaged in a yearlong process to implement innovative programs, build a schoolwide focus on college and career readiness, and engage families as partners in school activities.

“Crown Point, Saranac and Ticonderoga are global models,” Rick Dalton, CFES Brilliant Pathways president and CEO, said in the release.

“They are successfully creating a culture of college and career readiness and are helping their students develop the essential skills they need to succeed in the 21st century workforce.”

Schools that received this award for the 2017-18 academic year will be honored at the CFES Brilliant Pathways Conference Nov. 3 in Burlington, Vt.