WAY has been granted AdvancED Corporation Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers accreditation. WAY achieved accreditation under the AdvancED District Accreditation Model. This means that the corporation and all of its schools are accredited, and that WAY is recognized across the nation as a quality education system.
The corporation schools are accredited by either the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) or the Southern Association Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) each of which are accreditation divisions of AdvancED. The corporation has responsibility to ensure that its corporate-owned or franchised schools continuously meet the rigorous accreditation standards.
The accreditation process involves three ongoing components: 1) meeting high quality standards; 2) implementing a continuous process of improvement; and 3) engaging in quality assurance through internal and external review. The corporation?s accreditation is for a five-year term with regular monitoring of progress and reporting occurring during the term.
Corporation Accreditation as conferred by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission provides WAY a nationally-recognized mark of quality for our corporation, and demonstrates to our parents, students, and education partners our commitment to excellence, our openness to external review and feedback, and our desire to be the best we can be on behalf of the students we serve.
Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED, stated, "Corporation Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire corporation on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. WAY is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement."
Parents and interested community members can learn more about the District Accreditation Process at www.advanc-ed.org
Dedicated to advancing excellence in education through accreditation, research, and professional services, AdvancED is the world's largest education community, serving and engaging over 27,000 public and private schools and districts in 69 countries and serving nearly 16 million students. AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) 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.
For more information, please visit www.advanc-ed.org.