Gramon School Holds Commencement Ceremony
The Gramon School and Glenview Academy, providing individualized and innovative programs to address the special needs of students with behavioral disabilities, held a commencement ceremony on Monday, June 25 in Fairfield.
Honored at the ceremony were the 12th grade graduates of the Gramon School and the 8th grade Glenview Academy students who are advancing to the High School level. The students from the Gramon Family of Schools are from districts throughout northern New Jersey.
“Each of you should be proud of your perseverance and hard work, which has impressed all of us at Gramon and Glenview.” Dr. Kazmark said. “You have shown us that you have…and will form lasting relationships. Relationships that will serve others and help you as you continue to grow and learn.”
The 12th grade graduates of the Gramon School are:
• Kayla P.
• Brandon H.
• Michelin R.
• Frenchell L.
• Cheo G.
While graduation is the culmination of four years of high school, it is not the end of the learning process for Gramon students. “During their time at Gramon, our students learn both the social and critical thinking skills that they need to succeed in life,” Dr. Kazmark said. “Our job is to prepare our students for a life in which they will contribute to their families and their community.”
This year, the Gramon graduates will pursue post-secondary education or enter the workforce:
• Michelin will attend Lincoln Technical Institute to attain accreditation in their Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) program
• Kayla will attend Union County Community College to earn certification as an emergency medical technician
• Brandon will complete a program at the HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences
• Frenchell will pursue a Fashion Design program
• Cheo has secured an entry level position with a local small business
“We are proud to celebrate the achievements and hard work of the students at all of our schools,” Dr. Kazmark said. “They have each made significant progress in achieving their academic and personal goals and we wish them continued success in their future endeavors.”
The seniors each received a certificate of completion from Gramon and will receive diplomas from their sending school districts.
The Gramon Family of Schools originated with one school in 1939, serving adolescents and young adults with special needs. Glenview Academy opened in 1984 with the recognition that intervention is more effective when a child’s developmental problems are addressed as early as possible. With rising incidences of children diagnosed on the autism spectrum, the Gramon Family of Schools opened New Beginnings and New Beginnings Annex to provide programs to address these critical needs. For more information about the Gramon Family of Schools, visit http://www.gramonschools.org or call 973-808-9555.