Dillard's SACS Visitation Results
October 16th and 17th, 2008
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement
What does it mean to have School Accreditation?
School that are focused on Accreditation are continuously striving to improve student learning and achievement. They are committed to upholding high standards and quality education. Teachers in these school feel a deep responsibility to work together, give and receive feedback and are committed to learning, sharing and growing collaboratively. These schools choose to:
Commit to quality schooling standards (Based on educational standards, best practices, and are centered around teaching and learning)
Engage in continuous process of improvement (Identify vision of student learning, establish plan, implement interventions, and document results)
Demonstrate quality through review (School stakeholders and outside educators evaluate to determine if goals are being met.
What is the value and benefits of Accreditation?
Support- School receives materials, technical assistance and guidance towards future goals and accreditation
Professional Opportunities- Educators have opportunities to build networks with other schools and have the opportunities for valuable learning experiences. In addition, the school is recognized by the educational community as a quality school focused on high student achievement and continuous improvement.
Benefits for Students- Students have greater access to special programs, grants and scholarships with other accredited schools.
Recognition for Schools- Affirms and recognizes the efforts of the school to improve the quality of education of students. Students, parents and community can have confidence that the school is maintaining quality education and are providing a safe and enriched learning environment.
You can learn more about the SACS Accrediation process by visiting their web site HERE!