When a university is admitting a new student, the student’s grades are considered. So are external, universal standards such as SAT or ACT scores. Admissions officers know this score is less subjective than grades.
When a school wants to show it is aligned with excellence, it often chooses external measurement and feedback through accreditation. AdvancEd is the accrediting body used in the Northwest by NWAC, as well as throughout the US and world. (http://www.advanc-ed.org/services/accreditation)
LEADPrep went through this rigorous process. Last week a team of four school administrators from around the state poured over our documents; evaluated teachers; met with parents, students and board members; and looked at policies, financials, and many other “artifacts” to determine if LEADPrep had met the 33 indicators and six assurances needed for the stamp of accreditation. WE DID!!
This is just the beginning of the accreditation model’s cycle of continuous improvement. The review team provided recommendations for growth that will be addressed; they will return for future reviews.
LEADPrep is proud of this stamp of excellence. We intend to continue improving and providing a personalized, experiential learning community so our teens are confidently prepared for successful life journeys!