What Does District Accreditation Mean And Why Is It Important?
In September of 2006 the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) approved Fremont Public Schools for District Accreditation Quality Achievement Award. As such, Fremont became the first district in the state of Nebraska to receive such recognition.
In the intervening five years, the North Central Association was reconstituted and combined with the Southern Association to form the relatively newly named AdvancED accrediting agency. AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, representing over 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and 69 countries worldwide and serving nearly 15 million students.
Fremont has scored another first. It should be the first district in Nebraska to be recommended for renewal of District Accreditation for another five years. This recommendation was based on a thorough three-day review of the district, its instructional programs and organization. The analysis was conducted by an eight-member quality assessment review team composed of four individuals from within the state and four from other states.
To earn District Accreditation, schools must meet seven standards representing the association’s highest and most rigorous requirements, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school, implement a continuous school improvement plan focused on increasing student performance and receive approval by the national organization.
Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents, and community that we will continue to move forward on all levels and that we are focused on raising student achievement and improving opportunities. It is a great moment for the community to receive this recommendation for providing a safe and enriching learning environment and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators.