The school's vision of a world view for all of its students is well outlined and is used
to guide the mission of the school
1.2 Mission Statement:
The school has developed a concise mission statement that reflects its vision and guides all
instructional programs, school activities, and community outreach. The school can clearly
demonstrate the process through which the mission statement was created and that it involved
all stakeholders in its creation.
1.3 Mission Development and Use:
The school vision and mission are clearly displayed throughout the facility, included in all
school publications, and are reflected in and support the school's strategic goals, guide policies,
procedures, and the decision making process.
1.4 Measurement of Mission Statement:
The mission statement has been developed in such a way that accomplishment of the mission
can be measured, is evident in all school programs and in the school's culture.
1.5 Review of Mission:
The school demonstrates the ongoing review, development, and promotion of the school's
2.1 Mission Driven:
The teachers and curriculum are guided by an understanding of the school's unique mission statement.
2.2 Standards Based
The curriculum is based on a clearly referenced and accepted standard which meets all governmental regulations.
2.3 Curriculum Design
The development of the curriculum follows accepted organizational formats and follows the adoption/revision policy of the school.
2.4 Curriculum Scope and Sequence
The curriculum demonstrates a complete scope of the subject matter (what is the total body of knowledge that each student should know about the subject matter upon graduation) and sequence (what happens at each grade level to help students to move from one level to another).
2.5 Grade Specific Goals
Each subject at each grade level has specific curricular goals.
2.6 Adjustment for Individual Students
Teachers demonstrate the ability to assist all students to achieve the learning objectives of each subject at each grade level, with specific interventions for students who are below or above grade level expectations.
2.7 Teacher Qualifications
All teaching staff meet the governmental and professional requirements.
2.8 Use of Instructional Materials
Instructional materials are current, in adequate supply and used as a resource for the curriculum and not the sole source for the development of the curriculum.
2.9 Teacher Evaluation
The teachers are regularly evaluated by trained evaluators with input from students, parents and other staff members.
2.10 Teaching Strategies
Teachers demonstrate skill in the "art" of teaching by helping students relate the subject matter to the society in which they live, advance the learning process to higher order thinking skills, and make connections from one area of learning to another.
2.11 Professional Development and Collaboration
Teachers are given opportunity for collaboration and participate in professional development activities to improve their teaching skills.
2.12 Teacher use of Technology
Teachers demonstrate an understanding of the available technology resources including the use of computers and other equipment designed to bring technology into the classroom. Teachers have taken time to research what online materials are available including those provided by the publishers of any instructional materials they may use. Teachers have also provided opportunities for students to access online educational materials to further explore topics outside of the classroom. The use of technology instruction is part of the professional development program.
2.13 Assessment Design
Teachers use a variety of formative and summative assessments to guide the instructional process
2.14 Student Assessment
Assessment of student learning is based on the curricular goals, and is systematically used for all subjects at each grade level to determine each student's entry level knowledge, and end of course knowledge. This information is used to modify or expand the curriculum where necessary to assure student improvement.
2.15 External Assessment
The school uses an external, standardized assessment system to validate the performance of all students and how the results of the school's internal assessments are validated by national and/or international norms.
2.16 Student Performance Communicated
Student performance is regularly documented and shared with students and parents, including examples of the work completed by the students
3.1 Stakeholder Input:
The school has a process for receiving input from all staff members, students and parents regarding school policies and operations.
3.2 Organizational Chart:
The school has developed and published an organizational chart that outlines the administrative structure of the school and has developed position descriptions for all employees.
3.3 Staff Meetings:
Staff meetings to discuss policies, procedures and general information are conducted on a regular basis.
3.4 Student Code of Conduct:
The school has developed and made available for all shareholders a code of conduct for students, including a process for progressive discipline
3.5 Appeals and complaints:
The school has developed and made available for all stakeholders a policy and procedure for any appeals or complaints from any stakeholder.
3.6 Policies and Procedures:
The school has developed and made available for all stakeholders policies and procedures manuals for staff and students that clearly outline all school expectations.
3.7 Financial Management:
The school financial accounts are properly managed by a qualified accountant or bookkeeper on a regular basis.
3.8 School Finances:
The board/owner(s) of the school have supplied a budget reflecting adequate resources to assure the school's continued operation, professional development, and growth.
3.9 Student Safety:
The school has developed a comprehensive safety plan, ongoing procedures that assure that all physical facilities and grounds are safe for students, and an emergency response plan to guide all staff and students of proper procedures to follow.
3.10 Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep:
The school facility is adequate to meet the educational objectives of the program and has a regular schedule of cleaning and maintenance to repair any furniture, equipment or damage to the facility.
4.1 Adequate Funding:
Program coordination and adequate resources have been provided for all school/student services that are external to, but support the classroom instruction.
4.2 Support Staff:
An adequate number of qualified personnel have been provided to administer the school/student services.
4.3 Availability of Technology:
Current technology resources are used to improve student learning, are evident throughout the school, and students are provided opportunities to use technology inside and outside the classroom through online resources.
4.4 Student Records and Transcripts:
Student progress is regularly reported to students and parents or guardians and a permanent record and transcript is maintained for all students.
4.5 Grading Policy:
The school has a clearly defined policy for grading and granting of grade completion or credit.
4.6 Counseling Services:
Academic guidance and counseling services are made available for all students to assist them in planning a course of study that will prepare them to meet their future goals for career and study, and a referral process for community resources is made available.
4.7 Health Room:
The school has an adequately furnished health room for students and an updated health plan to deal with student needs.
4.8 Community Service:
The school engages students, parents, and teachers in community service projects.
5.1 School/Student Profile:
The school/student profile contains comprehensive information about the community, the staff, the students and student performance and growth in the curricular program. The profile information is used to develop the school/student improvement plan.
The school/student profile directs the goals in the School/Student Improvement Plan and has goals that are aimed at growth in student performance.
The strategies listed to accomplish the goals are worthy of the school's efforts.
The school/student improvement plan has incorporated systematic validation by internal and external (Standard 2.15) assessments.
5.5 Stakeholder Involvement:
The school/student improvement plan has engaged all stakeholders in its development and in the strategies to assure the success of the goals.
The school has developed timelines for the goals in the school/student improvement plan with short term, mid-term and long range targets.
Clear plans are set for continued quality management with strategies, time lines and responsibilities to assure the implementation of the school goals.