NCSS awarded Ad­vancED School Sys­tem Ac­cred­i­ta­tion

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - KAYLA ROBINS krobins@cov­news.com

The New­ton County School Sys­tem and, there­fore, each in­di­vid­ual school within the dis­trict was granted Ad­vancED School Sys­tem Ac­cred­i­ta­tion from the Ad­vancED Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Com­mis­sion, the na­tional com­mis­sion that con­fers the South­ern As­so­ci­a­tion of Col­leges and Schools Coun­cil on Ac­cred­i­ta­tion on School Im­prove­ment (SACS CASI) ac­cred­i­ta­tion seal.

“School Sys­tem Ac­cred­i­ta­tion as con­ferred by the Ad­vancED Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Com­mis­sion pro­vides (NCSS) a na­tion­ally rec­og­nized mark of qual­ity for our sys­tem and all the schools within our sys­tem,” NCSS Su­per­in­ten­dent Sa­man­tha Fuhrey said. “It demon­strates to our com­mu­nity our com­mit­ment to ex­cel­lence, our open­ness to ex­ter­nal re­view and feed­back and our de­sire to be the best we can be on be­half of the stu­dents we serve.”

The ac­cred­i­ta­tion process in­volves three on­go­ing com­po­nents:

- Meet­ing high qual­ity stan­dards

- Im­ple­ment­ing a con­tin­u­ous process of im­prove­ment

- En­gag­ing in qual­ity as­sur­ance through in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal re­view

NCSS ac­cred­i­ta­tion is for a five-year term with reg­u­lar mon­i­tor­ing of progress and re­port­ing oc­cur­ring dur­ing the term.

Ac­vancED is the world’s largest ed­u­ca­tion com­mu­nity, serv­ing and en­gag­ing 30,000 pub­lic and pri­vate schools and school sys­tems in more than 70 coun­tries and serv­ing more than 16 mil­lion stu­dents, ac­cord­ing to an NCSS press re­lease.

“Ad­vancED School Ac­cred­i­ta­tion is a rig­or­ous process that fo­cuses the en­tire school sys­tem on the pri­mary goal of cre­at­ing life­long learn­ers,” said Mark El­gart, pres­i­dent/CEO of Ad­vancED. “(NCSS) is to be com­mended for en­gag­ing in this process and demon­strat­ing a com­mit­ment to con­tin­u­ous im­prove­ment.”

To learn more about the Sys­tem Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Process, go to advanc-ed.org.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.