RENAISSANCE ACADEMY EARNS MIDDLE STATES ACCREDITATION

RENAISSANCE ACADEMY EARNS MIDDLE STATES ACCREDITATION
Posted on 01/20/2015
This is the image for the news article titled RENAISSANCE ACADEMY EARNS MIDDLE STATES ACCREDITATIONPhoenixville, PA — The Renaissance Academy Charter School is proud to announce that it has earned accreditation by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools, a worldwide leader in accreditation and continuous school improvement.

“We are pleased to have earned accreditation by the Middle States Association (MSA) and to share our success with the greater school community, especially the teachers, parents and students who worked so hard to make this possible,” said Renaissance Academy CEO, Gina Guarino Buli. “Accreditation confirms and validates the work we do each and every day to ensure a high quality education for our students.”

Accreditation is a process which schools voluntarily undergo to demonstrate they are meeting a defined set of performance standards. The accreditation process helps schools – and ultimately students – to continuously grow and improve.

The process begins with a self-study that is conducted by the school staff and requires input from school leaders, teachers, parents and students. Following the self-study, a team of volunteer educators from Association member schools conducts an on-site peer review visit to observe school operations and interview various stakeholders. The visiting MSA team makes its recommendation to the Middle States Association Commissions, whose board then votes on the accreditation status.

“The accreditation process is an effective and efficient approach to helping schools plan for the future, promote staff development and advance student achievement,” said Henry G. Cram, Ed.D., president of the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. “School leaders, teachers and parents are to be commended for working together to establish goals focused on providing high quality education for all students.”

About Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA)
The Middle States Association is a worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement. For over 125 years, MSA has been helping school leaders establish and reach their goals, develop strategic plans, promote staff development and advance student achievement. With more than 2,700 MSA-accredited schools in nearly 100 countries, MSA is proud of its continuing legacy and its ongoing innovations to meet the challenges of the 21st century and improve educational opportunities for all children.