Booker Middle once again recognized as College for Every Student Brilliant Pathways School of Distinction

School also earned honor in 2018

LaShawn Frost. Photo courtesy Sarasota County School District

Booker Middle School in Sarasota has been named a College For Every Student (CFES) Brilliant Pathways School of Distinction for its performance during the 2018-19 school year, the Sarasota County School District has announced.

It also earned the recognition in 2018.

“CFES Brilliant Pathways, founded in 1991 in central New York, aims to help students unlock their brightest futures,” a news release says. “CFES Brilliant Pathways empowers educators and gives communities a chance to participate in the 21st-century economy,” the release points out. The programs have reached 100,000 students over more than 25 years, the release adds.

The programs “introduce students to college and career possibilities, provide crucial resources to educators — such as professional development, support and evaluation, and workshops — and help students and their families demystify the path to college,” the release explains.

“Booker Middle School not only developed and executed an exemplary plan for its CFES Scholars,” the release adds, “but [it] also involved the entire school in the CFES core practices of Mentoring, Essential Skills, and Pathways.”

“We are overjoyed to be chosen as a CFES Brilliant Pathways School of Distinction,” said LaShawn Frost, Booker Middle School principal, in the release. “Our team delivers exemplary, results-driven learning experiences to all of our students each day,” she added in the release. “The CFES Scholars program continues to challenge Booker Middle’s students to grow and thrive, preparing them for college and career excellence. I am extremely proud of our brilliant students, and look forward to seeing the indelible impact they have on our world.”