Thursday, March 19, 2009

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

There is so much going on this time of year, and immediately upon our return, we were all back in full swing at the school. Teachers and students picked up where they left off. With the sun shining brighter each day and snow on its way out, we all feel the excitement of spring and the reality that the school year is taking a turn into the final weeks. We are happy to be refreshed as we tackle the tasks ahead in the time remaining.

This week was particularly important to the development of the school. On Tuesday, we were visited by the NEASC Accreditation Committee. This initial visit followed the submission of our application requesting to be admitted into the self-study process. This process typically takes 18 months to 2 years to complete once begun. The three administrators who visited were very impressed with the school and its projects and history. They visited each classroom and met with Beth and Willy at great length to discuss all aspects of the school. We are very pleased by their praise and encouragement and are anxious to embark on this journey towards accreditation. This status will validate all of the hard work contributed thus far by so many who have dedicated time and talents to this school, including the teachers, students and their families among others. Our cooperation as a community has brought the school to this point, one where we can envision such a milestone as accreditation. Thank you all for your past and continued support!!!