MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Elementary School Principal Ruth Stevens and high school principal Brian Davis announced last week that both schools have been granted continuing accreditation for the 2003-04 school year from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI).
The association recognized the school the end of March at its annual meeting in Chicago.
According to Stevens and Davis, to earn accreditation, schools must meet NCA CASI's standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous school improvement plan focused on increasing student performance.
"NCA accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators," stated Davis.
"NCA CASI accreditation is recognized across state lines, which not only eases the transfer process as students move from accredited school to accredited school but also ensures parents that the school is meeting regionally and nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice," Stevens said.
Both Stevens and Davis agreed that the NCA CASI process keeps everyone in the elementary and high school focused on raising student achievement.