What is accreditation?
Accreditation is the method of evaluating the programs and policies of a high school to make sure they meet certain criteria, which are usually set by outside agencies. When schools meet the minimum criteria, they are granted accreditation.
Accredited high school diplomas are diplomas that are offered to students who have successfully finished their school education from any of the accredited colleges or universities across America. These diplomas are becoming more and more important, as they are considered to be the minimum educational requirement for candidates applying for either jobs or higher education. Surveys conducted in America ascertain that people who have high school diplomas earn more income than those who don’t.
Why is accreditation important?
Accreditation is intended to protect schools, employers, and students. It guarantees that a particular high school is teaching its students at a level that is acceptable nationally.
When students acquire diplomas from accredited high schools, they can be assured that colleges will accept it and employers recognize it. Similarly, when colleges accept students or employers hire people, they can be assured that a student or prospective employee has undergone quality training from an accredited school.
The AdvancED Accreditation Process is comprehensive, evaluating all the parts of an institution. The process focuses on vision and goals, and evaluates teaching and learning, and how results are documented and resources are allocated. The seven AdvancED Standards are the foundation of the Accreditation Process and serve as your guide to continuous improvement. Read more at AdvancED.org.