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St. Jerome school will be hosting accreditation evaluation team

Published March 21. 2011 05:00PM

St. Jerome Regional School, Tamaqua, will have its re-accreditation evaluation visit by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The evaluation visit is scheduled for April 3-6.

SJRS began the self-study process last year. Faculty and Administration completed an in-depth study of the following areas of the school: philosophy, community, educational program studies, leadership, school climate and organization, facilities, student services, and information and resources.

At the conclusion of the self- study, the faculty developed an action plan, set strategic goals, critical and collateral events and a timeline to reinforce their commitment to continuous improvement in education.

The Middle States visiting team members are educators and administrators who will assess the school on the twelve standards set by the Middle States Association. They will evaluate the academic program and conduct small group interviews with teachers, students, parents, pastors and school advisory board members.

After the visiting team assessment, commendations and recommendations will be given to the Middle States Commission to determine re-accreditation for St. Jerome Regional School.

The mission of the Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools is to develop and apply standards and protocols, support educational communities, guide school improvement, encourage innovation, and grant accreditation in a manner that improves educational quality and increases public trust.

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