Quality Standards

Through the accreditation process, the school staff continuously reviews the standards and indicators to ensure that the standards are being met and to identify areas that the school may need to strengthen or improve. This review requires the school to identify the data, information, evidence, and documented results that validate that it is meeting each standard.

STANDARD 1 – VISION AND PURPOSE

The school establishes and communicates a shared purpose and direction for improving the performance of students and the effectiveness of the school.

STANDARD 2 – GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP

The school provides governance and leadership that promote student performance and school effectiveness.

STANDARD 3 – TEACHING AND LEARNING

The school provides research-based curriculum and instructional methods that facilitate achievement for all students.

STANDARD 4 – DOCUMENTING AND USING RESULTS

The school enacts a comprehensive assessment system that monitors and documents performance and uses these results to improve student performance and school effectiveness.

STANDARD 5 – RESOURCES AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS

The school has the resources and services necessary to support its vision and purpose and to ensure achievement for all students.

STANDARD 6 – STAKEHOLDER COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS

The school fosters effective communications and relationships with and among its stakeholders.

STANDARD 7 – COMMITMENT TO CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

The school establishes, implements, and monitors a continuous process of improvement that focuses on student performance.