The McDonell Area Catholic Schools hold the academic performance of our students in high regard. Our schools have been accredited for many years and as of 2016 we have received full accreditation by AdvancEd as a PreK-12 system. One of three Early Childhood Centers who hold accreditation through AdvancED.
AdvancEd is a consortium of educational institutions that provides accreditation and consultative services to accredited schools and school systems. In April 2006, the North Central Association (NCA), the Southern Association (SACS), and the National Student of School Evaluation (NSSE) came together to form one strong and unified organization under the name of AdvancEd. AdvancEd is the world’s largest educational community, representing over 23,000 public and private schools and districts in 30 states and 65 countries and serving nearly 15 million students.
To be accredited, the system must:
- Meet the AdvancEd Accreditation Standards for Quality School Systems and ensure that all schools meet the AdvancEd Standards for Quality Schools.
- Engage in continuous improvement.
- Demonstrate quality assurance through external review.
A detailed description of the AdvancEd accreditation process can be found at the AdvancEd website.