Port St. Joe Elementary honored with “School of Distinction” award for fourth year

School of Distinction

The College for Every Student organization presented Port St. Joe Elementary with its fourth “School of Distinction” banner.

Wes Locher
Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 12:09 PM.

Four was a charm for Port St. Joe Elementary School.

The College for Every Student organization (CFES) honored Port St. Joe Elementary with its fourth-straight “School of Distinction” award in a ceremony held on Monday.

The award recognized the school’s efforts to broaden horizons and raising aspirations among their students during the 2012-13 school year.

Port St. Joe Elementary is one of just 25 schools nationwide to receive the “School of Distinction” award and one of four schools to receive it four years in a row.

The award recognizes schools with exemplary programs that incorporate the three CFES core practices: Leadership through Service, Mentoring, and Pathways to College.

These schools not only provide intensive exposure to the three practices for targeted students, known as CFES Scholars, but create a college-going culture that promotes college readiness and success for the entire student body.

“The ‘School of Distinction’ program was created four years ago and Port St. Joe Elementary has received the honor all four years,” said CFES President and CEO Rick Dalton. “They have shown and continue to show their commitment to providing students with the tools and skills they need to be college-ready.”

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