Catholic schools in the archdiocese were awarded School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national organization that confers the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement seal.
Michael Deegan, interim superintendent of schools, announced the accreditation April 4.
The accreditation process involves three ongoing components of meeting high quality standards, implementing a continuous process of improvement and engaging in quality assurance through internal and external review. The system’s accreditation is for a five-year term with regular monitoring of progress and reporting throughout the term.
“School System Accreditation as conferred by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission provides Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York a nationally-recognized mark of excellence for our systems and its schools,” Deegan said.
“It demonstrates our commitment to excellence, openness to external review and feedback, and desire to be the best we can on behalf of the students we serve.”
Dr. Mark Elgart, president/CEO of AdvancED, said, “AdvancED School System Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school system on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York are to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.”