Plato Academy Schools are Fully Accredited under AdvancED SACS/CASI
Plato Academy Schools, have been awarded full accreditation for Corporate Systems accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools / Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. (SACS CASI).
AdvancED is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that accredits primary and secondary schools. Using a set of rigorous research-based standards and evidence based criteria, the AdvancED Performance Accreditation team examines the whole institution of our school system, meaning our policies, programs, practices, learning conditions and cultural context – to determine how well the parts work together to carry out Plato Academy’s vision and how we meet the needs of every learner.
Plato Academy worked collaboratively through a process of internal review and toward an intensive external review process in which we successfully demonstrated compliance with 5 standards for continuous improvement. By earning accreditation from SACS, Plato Academy commits to its students, their families, the community, and colleges and universities that Plato Academy strive to exceed the expectations of a common set of rigorous standards.
Why does Accreditation matter?
- Promotes Relentless Pursuit of Excellence
- Parents Can Make Informed Decisions
- Shared Expertise and Professional Learning
- Receive External and Objective Validations
Mission & Purpose
Plato Academy Schools share an aligned mission that prioritizes high expectations for continuous improvement of student performance through a committed and collaborative effort between all stakeholders based on shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.
Governance & Leadership
Each Plato Academy school has a board comprised of volunteer members who are passionate about education and providing students learning experiences of the highest quality. To help each school succeed, the board ensures effective governance and leadership that promotes and support student performance and school effectiveness.
Teaching & Assessing for learning
At Plato Academy we use an extensive recruiting process to find the best teacher candidates and we retain them by entrusting them with great autonomy, relying on data from multiple valid assessments to ensure their effective delivery of the schools’ curriculum. We regularly survey students, parents, and teachers and use their feedback to improve parent/student satisfaction, school design and instructional delivery.
Resources & Support Systems
Plato Academy Schools have the resources and provide services to meet the high standards outlined in its mission. Safe, inviting facilities, leading-edge learning technology, nurturing student support services, and so many other integral components are combined together to create sound learning environments where students can realize their full potential.
The relentless pursuit of excellence at Plato Academy entails goal-setting and monitoring goal-attainment. At Plato Academy we utilize a comprehensive and varied assessment system that generates a range of reliable and useful data about student learning and school effectiveness and we use those results to guide continuous improvement.