On November 10-13 Superior Schools Corporation and Plato Academy Schools hosted an AdvancED External Review team that visited the system and a cross-section of its schools to evaluate the system’s adherence to the AdvancED Accreditation Standards and to make a recommendation for AdvancED Corporate System Accreditation.
The team found that Superior Schools Corporation and Plato Academy Schools met the requirements for accreditation and announced that it will be recommending the system for AdvancED Corporate System Accreditation. Their recommendation will be reviewed and acted upon by the national AdvancED Accreditation Commission in January.
To earn AdvancED School System Accreditation, systems must: 1) meet the AdvancED Accreditation Standards; 2) implement a continuous process of improvement; and 3) host an External Review team once every five years.
As a part of the accreditation process, a team of trained professionals from across the state and nation reviewed Superior Schools Corporation and Plato Academy Schools documents and performance data; interviewed system, school, and community stakeholders; conducted site reviews to several schools; and observed system and school practices in action. The team offered both commendations and recommendations to the system.
“AdvancED School System Accreditation is a rigorous process that demonstrates to our students, parents, and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing safe and enriching learning environments, and maintaining efficient and effective operations staffed by highly qualified educators,” stated Steve Christopoulos, CEO of Superior Schools.