Chambers County School’s appear headed towards another five years of accreditation. In a presentation at last week’s Chambers County Board of Education meeting members of Advanc-Ed (formerly known as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or SACS) recommended that the system be reaccredited. The system was first accredited in 2009 by SACS.
Advanc-Ed’s six-member accreditation made the recommendation following a three and a half day stay in the county observing the system. There will be a customary external review that takes place over the next 30 days before the extension is official.
Advanc-Ed is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that accredits primary and secondary schools throughout the United States. Their committee, headed by Dr. David Hurst, spent their time in the county observing activities in the classrooms and speaking to students, parents and community stakeholders about the system’s schools.
Hurst said the committee was received with much hospitality and he praised many aspects of the system. “There are so many good things going on here,” he said. “Don’t stop, keep the momentum going in the right direction.”
Hurst outlined that Advanc-Ed accreditation is a protocol for institutions committed for systemic, systematic and sustainable improvement. The approach emphasizes three aspects: (1) the impact of teaching and learning, (2) leadership capacity and (3) resource utilization. Read the rest of this entry »