The Importance of Accreditation
Who seeks Accreditation?
MNSAA accredits K-12 elementary and secondary nonpublic schools in Minnesota. MNSAA’s mission is to be a catalyst for enhancing the quality of K-12 nonpublic education in Minnesota through a comprehensive process of accreditation.
Why Schools Seek Accreditation
√ Provides a framework for the best possible educational program for learners.
√ Offers objective outside validation that a school has met high standards of excellence and is actively seeking a quality educational program.
√ Assures stakeholders that the school program and organization periodically undergoes an intensive self-evaluation and a review by unaffiliated educators.
√ Provides a long range strategic planning focused on student achievement and ongoing school improvement.
√Facilitates a process whereby staff communication results in shared commitment to future directions.
√ Offers a network of educational relationships for the exchange of ideas and methods to meet student needs.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: It provides SMS with a framework that we will need to
*learn what we are good at
*learn what we need to improve
*provide the best environment for our students to be successful