McCracken County School System Recognized for Achieving Accreditation
The McCracken County School System was recognized for achieving accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) after the AdvancED Accreditation Commission ratified Council action for a status of accredited.
SACS CASI, an accrediting division for AdvancED, assists schools and school systems through the accreditation process and helps those institutions demonstrate a continuous commitment to providing quality education programs that are aimed at improving student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet AdvancED’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school, and implement a continuous process of school improvement.
“We are proud of our tradition of accreditation,” stated Heath Cartwright, assistant superintendent. “It demonstrates to parents and our community that we are dedicated to providing students with a quality education and that we are open to external scrutiny. It assures them that we are focused on improving learning for all students.”
Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED, the parent organization of SACS CASI, commended the school for its achievement. “Achieving continuous accreditation is an exceptional accomplishment. The staff and school community at the McCracken County School System deserve our highest praise for their ongoing pursuit of quality and excellence.”
Parents and interested community members can learn more about accreditation at www.advanc-ed.org.
About AdvancED and SACS CASI
AdvancED is a global enterprise, operating three regional accrediting agencies, accrediting 30,000 institutions in over 70 countries serving over 16 million students. AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). Accreditation is a process of helping institutions improve through a systematic program of evaluation, assuring that an institution not only meets quality standards, but also that it demonstrates a continuous commitment to providing quality education programs that are aimed at improving student performance.
Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017