Excel Education Systems Earns Middle States Association Accreditation

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Excel Education Systems, an online school district is excited to announce that it has earned accreditation by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), a worldwide leader in accreditation and continuous school improvement. Excel Education Systems district schools Excel High School, and Northgate Academy both received high praise for their dedication to quality assurance and student outcomes.

Middle States accreditation serves as an independent validation of the good work we do, and the accreditation process focused our attention on strategic planning and continuous improvement practices,” said Rod Clarkson, Excel’s CEO.

Excel Education Systems announced today that it has earned accreditation from the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools, a worldwide leader in accreditation and continuous school improvement. Excel Education Systems district schools Excel High School and Northgate Academy both received high praise for their dedication to quality assurance and student outcomes.

“Middle States accreditation serves as an independent validation of the good work we do, and the accreditation process focused our attention on strategic planning and continuous improvement practices,” said Rod Clarkson, Excel’s CEO. “We are proud to have earned MSA accreditation and look forward to continuing to work with our administrators, teachers, and parents to provide high-quality education for all students.”

MSA accreditation is a multifaceted evaluation process that schools and school systems voluntarily use to demonstrate they are meeting a defined set of research-based performance standards. The twelve Middle States Standards for Accreditation are: mission; governance and leadership; school improvement planning; finances; facilities; school organization and staff; health and safety; educational program; assessment and evidence of student learning; student services; student life and activities, and information resources.

The accreditation process begins with a self-study that is conducted by the school system and requires input from school leaders, teachers, parents, and students. Following the self-study, a team of volunteer educators from Middle States member schools conducts an on-site peer review visit to observe school operations and interview various stakeholders.

The visiting team makes its recommendation to the Middle States Association Commission, which votes on the accreditation.

About Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS)

Based in Philadelphia, the Middle States Association is the worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement. Since 1887, Middle States has been helping school leaders establish and reach their goals, develop strategic plans, promote staff development, and advance student achievement. With more than 2,700 accredited schools and school systems in nearly 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and in over 110 countries, Middle States is proud of its continuing legacy and its ongoing innovations to meet the challenges of improving education in the 21st century. For more information, visit http://www.msa-cess.org.

About Excel Education Systems

Since 2005, Excel Education Systems has delivered high-quality, accredited, online K-12, adult high school, and college programs to students globally. The cornerstone of the Excel program includes personalized learning, flexibility to learn where and when students learn best, highly qualified instructors, an award-winning, standards-aligned curriculum, easy-to-use technology, and a diverse online learning community. For more information, call 800-620-3844 or visit https://exceled.com/.

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