Gilbertsville-Mount Upton has been recognized as a CFES Brilliant Pathways School of Distinction based on its performance during the 2019-2020 school year, Superintendent Annette Hammond announced Friday.
Hammond recently received a letter of commendation from CFES Brilliant Pathways Vice President of Programs Tara Smith, who wrote:
“Achievement of School of Distinction status is testimony that Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Central School not only developed and executed an exemplary plan for its CFES Scholars, but also involved the entire school in the CFES core practices of mentoring, essential skills, and pathways to college and career. This is a particularly impressive achievement in the wake of a global pandemic that has upended the entire education system and forced schools to implement creative solutions.”
GMU will receive an award and banner to display at school in recognition of this achievement. CFES Brilliant Pathways also recognized GMU with a School of Distinction Award for the 2018-2019 school year.
According to the CFES Brilliant Pathways website, its mission includes working “side-by-side with schools, colleges and businesses to help students find their own brilliant pathways by becoming college and career ready.” Districts that partner with CFES Brilliant Pathways to help high school students graduate and find college opportunities – regardless of income – are eligible for the award.
CFES Brilliant Pathways reports that 99 percent of its Scholars graduate high school and 95 percent enroll in college. For more information, visit the website https://brilliantpathways.org/
or call GMU’s main office at 607-783-2207.