American School Receives Additional Accreditation

Recently American School received additional accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools/Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.  This new accreditation from MSA-CESS includes our online middle school courses in addition to our online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  A statement from MSA-CESS explains the accreditation process in this way: 

"MSA-CESS accredits preK-12 public, private, parochial, and charter schools. In addition, MSA-CESS accredits non-degree granting career and technical post-secondary institutions, special purpose schools, supplementary education centers, learning services providers, and distance education institutions. 
Accreditation is a multifaceted evaluation process that schools and school systems voluntarily use to demonstrate they are meeting a defined set of research-based performance standards. The 12 Standards for Accreditation are: mission; governance and leadership; school improvement planning; finances; facilities; school organization and staff; health with and safety; educational program; assessment and evidence of student learning; student services; student life and activities, and information resources.
The accreditation process begins with a self-study that is conducted by the school and school system 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 team makes its recommendation to the Middle States Association Commissions, which vote on the accreditations."

We are grateful for this accreditation and invite you to visit our accreditations and affiliations page to learn more.