Seven Adirondack schools have been named Schools of Distinction by College For Every Student, an honor that recognizes the development and execution of an exemplary plan for CFES Scholars and the entire school in the CFES core practices of Mentoring, Leadership Through Service, and Pathways to College and Career. In total, 33 schools across the U.S. and Ireland received the School of Distinction honor.
In order to be considered for the School of Distinction title, a school must meet a strict set of criteria, including implementing programs for the entire school and involving Scholar families in activities. Achieving CFES School of Distinction status is a collaborative effort with the purpose of helping all students become college and career ready.
“These Adirondack schools are global models,” said Rick Dalton, CFES President and CEO. “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.”
Below is the list of the Adirondack schools receiving the CFES School of Distinction honor:
- Crown Point Central School – Crown Point, NY
- Keeseville Elementary School – Keeseville, NY
- Plattsburgh High School – Plattsburgh, NY
- Peru Central School – Peru, NY
- Saranac Central School – Saranac, NY
- Ticonderoga Central School – Ticonderoga, NY
- Willsboro Central School – Willsboro, NY
About College For Every Student
College For Every Student (CFES) is a global leader helping K-12 students from low-income rural and urban communities become college and career ready. CFES has helped 100,000 students since 1991, and today supports 25,000 students through partnerships with schools, businesses and colleges in 30 states and Ireland. The CFES Program engages students in three core practices — Mentoring, Leadership Through Service, and Pathways to College and Career — that raise aspirations, and develop, grit, teamwork, resilience, leadership and other Essential Skills, advancing social and educational uplift. (www.collegefes.org)