Accreditation and school improvement assists Salem Christian School in changing for the better in an orderly and systematic way. The process brings a special synergy to the school by engaging every school constituent in a process of organizational appraisal.
Salem Christian School has found that the ACSI and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation process was a highly effective way to evaluate itself in light of its unique educational mission.
Accreditation and school improvement helps the school become better through purposeful proper systems. It is intended to bring a every school stakeholder into the process. Through this the constituents help in providing a true appraisal of the school.
Why did we go through the process?
- It documents that the school is true to its own foundational statements (mission, vision, core values, goals)
- It affirms that the school meets standards of quality established by the international school community
- It provides validation of the credibility of the school through a peer review process
- It promotes accountability to the school community
- It improves instruction targeting increased student achievement
- It promotes ongoing instructional improvement through a continuous process of self-assessment and systematic school development
- It encourages the evaluation of biblical and spiritual integration of the school
- It transfers credits between schools and between nation’s school system
ACSI accreditation is recognized:
Approval by the U.S. Department of Education for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, I-20 and I-17 forms. Various U.S. state, national, and international recognitions. Endorsement to administer College Board/ACT exams on the school site.