THIS IS AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL
A Message for Parents and the Community
What is Regional Accreditation?
Regional accreditation means membership in one of the six regional, nationally recognized associations which accredit schools in the 50 states and in many countries. These associations are governed by officers selected from among member schools and school districts.
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is recognition of a high-quality and well-balanced educational program. Accreditation serves as the catalyst for school improvement. It generally helps to upgrade the quality of instruction and the school's program of study. Accredited schools meet Northwest Association of Accredited Schools' (NAAS) accreditation standards considered essential for quality education.
How did my School Become Accredited?
Accreditation is a four step process. It requires that schools renew themselves every six years by conducting a self-study, hosting a peer evaluation team to review and validate the self-study; completing a school improvement plan and engaging in continual school improvement. The process usually includes the completion of an Annual Report or other approved approaches to validating compliance with the standards.
Is Regional Accreditation New?
The Northwest Association was founded in 1917 and has grown to over 1800 member schools in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. NAAS also accredits schools internationally and is the primary association for accrediting distance education and travel study schools.
What is the Value of Accreditation for this School?
One over-riding value of accreditation is the promotion of continuous school improvement which leads to greater student achievement. In addition, it affirms that objective conditions for quality and progress exist in the school. Accreditation attests to the potential for excellence and provides a method for the school to show how it meets approved regional accreditation standards and thereby stands as a beacon in the community.
To the Public:
To the School:
To the Teachers:
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What are the Accreditation Standards?
TEACHING AND LEARNING STANDARDS
1. Mission, Beliefs, and Expectations for Student
5. Leadership and Organization
6. School Services
* Library Information Services
* Special Education Services
* Family and Community Services
7. Facilities and Finance
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT STANDARD
8. Culture of Continual Improvement
* Student Support Services
* Guidance Services* Health Services