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    Please refer to the Standards Introduction document which is provided as a separate
                           attachment for clarification of Standards.

   Begin by going to the School Info tab at the bottom of the document/annual report and
complete the information for your school. For those areas that are highlighted in yellow you
will note that the highlight disappears when the box is filled in. Your school may not be filling
                           in all of the boxes on the School Info page.

   Please note all of the tabs at the bottom of the screen. There is one tab for each of the
   following standards: Mission, Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, Leadership, School
Services, Facilities and Finance and Culture of Continual Improvement. The Summary Tab will
                 auto calculate and you do not need to complete that final page.

Only the yellow cells that you are required to fill out will accept information. Remember that
there is a comment box at the end of each standard that you are required to complete if you
                           have scored anything less than "Met" (3).

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and save the workbook/annual report first and then select print and check the box that says
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                                Oregon Advisory Committee
                            Northwest Accreditation Commission
                               707 - 13th Street, SE, Suite 100
                                Salem, Oregon 97301 -14035
                                               Online Schools
                                     Standards and Annual Report Form
                                                  2011-12
                                               Due October 15, 2011
School Name                                                         State                         Oregon

Mailing Address                                                     City

                                                                    Zip
Physical Address                                                    School District
County                                                              Telephone
                                                                    Fax
Principal/Administrator                                             E-mail Address

For private schools,
owner of record

1. Student Enrollment on October 1, 2011 in grades covered in this report:
                                            K                          st                                   nd
               Pre-K                                                 1                                     2
                        3rd                        4th                          5th                        6th
                          th                        th                              th                         th
                        7                          8                            9                         10
                  11th                     12th                               13th                  14th
Total Enrollment on Last Annual Report (2010)                       Total Enrollment This Year (2011)


                                 Select one               Registered with the Department of Education for Select
2. School Status                                          the 2011-12 school year?                        one



3. School Type:                  Select one               4. Type of Schedule:           Select one

5. Has your school experienced a “substantive change” that may have altered
the objectives, programs, offerings, etc. since your last response team visit?           Select
(NWAC Policy 6.2)                                                                        one

I (we) hereby certify that the statements in this report are true to the best of my (our) knowledge and belief.
Principal’s Signature _______________________________________________________________________
Superintendent’s Signature __________________________________________________________________
Signature of Person Completing Report ________________________________________________________


  Year of Last Site Visit:                                  Planned Year for next Site Visit:
                A Self- and Team-Evaluation is required every six (6) years.




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           TEACHING AND LEARNING STANDARD
           Guiding Principle: The school's mission statement describes the essence of what the school as a community
           of learners is seeking to achieve. The expectations for student learning are based on and drawn from the
           school's mission statement. These expectations are the fundamental goals by which the school continually
           assesses the effectiveness of the teaching and learning process. Every component of the school community
           must focus on enabling all students to achieve the school's expectations for student learning.




   1.       MISSION, BELIEFS, AND EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT LEARNING
           Met
           Substantially Met
           Partially Met                                                                    Select   Scoring   School
           Not Presently Met                                                                Score    Weight    Score

         A mission statement and expectations for student learning clearly convey the
         purpose and goals of the program. It serves as the basis for the program's
     1.1 day-to-day operations, as well as a guide for its strategic plans for the future.                3        0
         Communication between and support from stakeholders is a critical
         component of a mission statement.

     1.2 The school's mission statement represents the school community's                                 3        0
         fundamental values and beliefs about student learning.
         The mission statement reflects the individual character of the school and
     1.3                                                                                                  2        0
         indicates its special purposes.
         The mission statement reflects the characteristics and needs of the student
     1.4 populations, by clearly and concisely stating who the organization is, what it                   2        0
         does, and whom it serves.

           The school defines individual academic, civic and social learning
     1.5                                                                                                  3        0
           expectations that are measurable and reflect the school's mission and uses
           indicators to assess individual's progress in achieving those expectations.

     1.6 For each academic expectation of the mission, the school has a targeted                          3        0
         level of successful achievement identified in an indicator.

            The school’s mission statement, beliefs and expectations for student
     1.7                                                                                                  2        0
           learning guide the procedures, policies, and decisions of the school and is
           evident in the culture of the school.




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           The mission statement is reviewed periodically and is made available to the
     1.8                                                                                                         2         0
           public.



                                                                                               TOTAL                       0

           For any boxes above that are marked other than “Met” please provide an explanation using the following text box as to
           why the standard is not being met and what might be accomplished to become “Met.”




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          TEACHING AND LEARNING STANDARD
          Guiding Principle: The curriculum including coursework, co-curricular activities, and other school-approved
          educational experiences, is the school's formal plan to fulfill its mission and expectations for student
          learning. The curriculum links the school's beliefs, its expectations for student learning, and its instructional
          practices. The strength of that link is dependent upon the commitment and involvement of the professional
          staff to a comprehensive, ongoing review of the curriculum.



   2. CURRICULUM
          Met
          Substantially Met
          Partially Met
                                                                                             Select    Scoring    School
          Not Presently Met
                                                                                             Score     Weight     Score

    2.1 Each curriculum area has clearly stated and attainable educational goals.                           3         0
        The curriculum is aligned with the school-wide academic expectations and
    2.2 ensures that all students have sufficient opportunity to achieve each of those                      3         0
        expectations.
    2.3 The curriculum:
      a    prescribes content;                                                                              2         0
      b    integrates relevant learning expectations;                                                       2         0
      c    includes course-specific learning goals;                                                         2         0
      d suggests instructional strategies;                                                                  2         0
      e suggests assessment techniques;                                                                     2         0
      f provides for high-degree of interaction between teacher and learners.                               2         0
        The curriculum engages all students in inquiry, problem-solving, and higher
        order thinking as well as providing opportunities for the authentic
    2.4                                                                                                     3         0
        application of knowledge and skills.

         The curriculum is appropriately integrated and emphasizes depth of
    2.5                                                                                                     2         0
        understanding over breadth of coverage.
        There is effective curricular coordination and articulation between and
    2.6                                                                                                     2         0
        among all academic areas within the school.
        The school has a written policy statement concerning the selection of quality
    2.7 instructional materials and appropriate technology to enable and enrich                             2         0
        student learning.
        The instructional materials are selected to support the specific objectives of
        individual courses as well as the school's overall mission and goals. There
        are substantive checks and balances throughout the design, development,
    2.8 and quality assessment processes to ensure the effective implementation of                          2         0
        the curriculum.

          The materials provided to the student are adequate to meet the course
    2.9                                                                                                     3         0
          objectives.




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           Met
           Substantially Met
           Partially Met
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           Not Presently Met
                                                                                                 Score     Weight      Score
        Instructional materials, technology, equipment, supplies, facilities, and
   2.10 staffing levels, are sufficient to allow for the effective implementation of the                        2          0
        curriculum.
        The reading level of the materials is appropriate to the reading-level
   2.11                                                                                                         2          0
        competence of the students.
        The materials are reviewed and evaluated regularly to ensure quality,
   2.12 consistency with the curriculum, currency, and advancement of student                                   2          0
        learning outcomes.
        The procedures for granting credit and/or for determining progress toward
   2.13 graduation are consistent with the school's stated purposes.                                            2          0

        The policies and procedures for granting and/or transferring credit are in
        writing and are available to enrolled students. Policies and procedures for
   2.14 granting and/or transferring credit conform to the Northwest Accredutation                              2          0
        Commission requirements in Policies and Procedures 5.6.6

        The school commits sufficient time, financial resources, and personnel to the
   2.15 development, evaluation, and revision of curriculum.                                                    2          0

        Professional development activities support the development and
   2.16                                                                                                         2          0
        implementation of the curriculum.
         The program of studies meets the appropriate state and national standards,
   2.17 ADA compliance, and copyright and fair use.                                                             2          0

   2.18    Curriculum:
      a.   Course organization and navigation is clear and coherent.                                            2          0
      b.   Is designed to accommodate different learning styles.                                                2          0
      c.   Is designed with consideration for time and place limitations of students.                           2          0


                                                                                               TOTAL                       0

           For any boxes above that are marked other than “Met” please provide an explanation using the following text box as to
           why the standard is not being met and what might be accomplished to become “Met.”




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            TEACHING AND LEARNING STANDARD
            Guiding Principle: The quality of instruction in a school is the single most important factor affecting the
            quality of student learning, the achievement of expectations for student learning, the delivery of the
            curriculum, and the assessment of student progress. Instructional practices must be grounded in the school's
            mission, beliefs, and expectations for student learning, supported by research in best practice, and refined
            and improved based on identified student needs. Teachers are expected to be reflective about their
            instructional strategies and to collaborate with their colleagues about instruction and student learning.




   3.       INSTRUCTION
            Met
            Substantially Met
            Partially Met
                                                                                            Select   Scoring    School
            Not Presently Met
                                                                                            Score    Weight     Score
             Instructional strategies are consistent with the school's mission statement
     3.1                                                                                                  3         0
            and expectations for student learning.
     3.2    Teachers use a variety of instructional strategies to:
       a        personalize instruction;                                                                  2         0
       b       make connections across disciplines;                                                       2         0
       c       engage students as active learners;                                                        2         0
       d       engage students as self-directed learners;                                                 2         0
       e       involve students in higher order thinking;                                                 2         0
       f       provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge or skills;                           2         0
       g       promote student self-assessment; and                                                       2         0
               recognize diversity, multiculturalism, individual differences, and other
        h      prevalent unique characteristics of the student population including                       2         0
            time and place limitations of students.
             Teachers use feedback from a variety of sources including other teachers,
     3.3    students, supervisors, and parents as a means of improving instruction.                       2         0

         Teachers are proficient in their content area, knowledgeable about current
         research and best practice on effective instructional approaches, and
     3.4                                                                                                  3         0
         reflective about their own practices.

         All teachers are given appropriate orientation training in distance education
     3.5 or online learning methodologies and technologies prior to starting their                        2         0
         teaching assignments.
         Analysis of instructional strategies is a significant part of the professional
         culture of the school; teachers regularly review and adapt their strategies
     3.6                                                                                                  3         0
         based on changes in student demographics.

     3.7 Technology is integrated into and supportive of teaching.                                        2         0



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           Failing students are provided special assistance and counseling.
     3.8                                                                                                         2         0
         The school's professional development program is guided by identified
         instructional needs and provides opportunities for teachers to develop and
     3.9                                                                                                         3         0
         improve their instructional strategies.

         Teacher supervision and evaluation processes are used to improve
    3.10                                                                                                         3         0
         instruction in order to meet the needs of all students.
         The school establishes and holds teachers accountable for timely teacher to
    3.11 student communication and meaningful assessment feedback.                                               3         0


    3.12                                                                                                         3         0
           The school provides timely, effective technical support to teachers.


                                                                                               TOTAL                       0

           For any boxes above that are marked other than “Met” please provide an explanation using the following text box as to
           why the standard is not being met and what might be accomplished to become “Met.”




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          TEACHING AND LEARNING STANDARD
          Guiding Principle: Assessment is an integral part of the teaching and learning process. Its purpose is to
          inform students regarding their learning progress and teachers regarding ways to adjust the curriculum and
          instruction to respond effectively to the learning needs of students. Further, it communicates to the school
          community the progress of students in achieving the school's expectations for student earning as well as
          course-specific learning goals. Assessment results must be continually analyzed to improve curriculum and
          instruction.



   4. ASSESSMENT
          Met
          Substantially Met
          Partially Met
                                                                                          Select    Scoring    School
          Not Presently Met
                                                                                          Score     Weight     Score
        The school has a process to assess both school-wide and individual student
    4.1 progress in achieving the academic expectations of the mission.                                 3         0

        The school's professional staff uses data (climate survey, empirical, etc.) to
    4.2 assess the success of the school’s efforts in achieving civic and social                        2         0
        expectations.
        The school regularly reviews its mission statement, beliefs, and expectations
        for student learning using a variety of data to ensure that these reflect
    4.3 student needs, community expectations, the district mission, and state and                      2         0
        national standards.

        For each learning activity, the relevant academic expectations and course-
    4.4 specific learning goals that will be assessed are clearly articulated for                       3         0
        students.
        Assessment of student learning is based on course-specific indicators.
    4.5                                                                                                 3         0
        Teachers or instructional materials employ varied assessment strategies and
        activity types to determine student knowledge, skills, and competencies and
    4.6                                                                                                 3         0
        to assess student growth over time.

        The school's professional development program allows for opportunities for
    4.7 teachers to collaborate in developing a broad range of student assessment                       3         0
        strategies.
        The school’s professional staff communicates individual student progress in
    4.8 achieving school-wide academic expectations to students and their families.                     2         0

          Assessment enables students to monitor their own learning progress.
    4.9                                                                                                 3         0
          Grading policy and practices are published to students and easy to read.
   4.10                                                                                                 3         0



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          Met
          Substantially Met
          Partially Met
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          Not Presently Met
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        Each course must have defined exit levels of performance that will ensure
        comparable achievement by the student to what they might receive in
   4.11                                                                                                         3         0
        traditional programs or by other methods of teaching and learning.

        Results and analysis of assessment are used to drive curriculum and
   4.12                                                                                                         3         0
        instruction.
        A record that documents the results of all student performance is
   4.13                                                                                                         2         0
        maintained.
        Every student must sign an honor code verifying that they are responsible
   4.14 for completing all work themselves and that no person has unfairly assisted                             2         0
        them.
        All final examinations are monitored by trained persons other than parents
   4.15 or those who might be considered to have a conflict of interest.                                        3         0




                                                                                              TOTAL                       0

          For any boxes above that are marked other than “Met” please provide an explanation using the following text box as to
          why the standard is not being met and what might be accomplished to become “Met.”




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           SUPPORT STANDARD
           Guiding Principle: The way that a school organizes learning for students, fosters leadership, and engages its
           members has a profound effect on teaching and learning. The professional culture of the school must be
           characterized by thoughtful, reflective, and constructive discourse about decision-making and practices that
           support student learning and well-being.


   5.      LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATION
           Met
           Substantially Met
           Partially Met
                                                                                            Select   Scoring    School
           Not Presently Met
                                                                                            Score    Weight     Score
         The school administrator has sufficient autonomy and decision-making
     5.1 authority to lead the school in achieving the mission, beliefs, and                              3         0
         expectations for student learning.
         The school administrator provides leadership in the school community by
     5.2 creating and maintaining a shared vision, direction, and focus for student                       2         0
         learning.
          Staff members as well as administrators provide leadership essential to the
     5.3                                                                                                  2         0
         improvement of the school.
     5.4 Staff turnover does not impact school effectiveness.                                             3         0
         The organization of the school and its educational programs allows for the
     5.5 achievement of the school's mission, beliefs, and expectations for student                       2         0
         learning.
         Meaningful roles in the decision-making process are accorded to students,
     5.6 parents, and all members of the school staff to promote an atmosphere of                         2         0
         participation, responsibility, and ownership.
         There is a formal system through which each full-time student has an adult
         staff member who knows the student well and assists the student in
     5.7                                                                                                  2         0
         achieving the expectations for student learning.

         Clearly defined roles and responsibilities are evident to create collaborative
     5.8 teams to assure effective delivery of quality education.                                         2         0

           All school staff is involved in promoting the well-being and learning of
     5.9                                                                                                  3         0
           students.
           Student success is regularly acknowledged, celebrated, and displayed.
    5.10                                                                                                  3         0
           The climate of the school is safe, positive, respectful, and supportive
    5.11                                                                                                  3         0
           resulting in a sense of pride and ownership.




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           Met
           Substantially Met
           Partially Met
                                                                                           Select   Scoring   School
           Not Presently Met
                                                                                           Score    Weight    Score
         The school engages in practices that promotes safety and has established a
         plan that includes preventions, interventions, crisis management, and post-
    5.12 crisis recovery. For online programs, this includes policies and terms of use                  3        0
         for online interaction.


    5.13                                                                                                2        0
         The governing board includes person(s) that reflect the public interest.
         The governing board is responsible for establishing and monitoring school
    5.14                                                                                                1        0
         policy.
         Policies pertaining to the discretionary authority of the administration of the
    5.15                                                                                                2        0
         school are clearly defined.
         The administration is signficantly involved in the selection, assignment and
    5.16                                                                                                2        0
         retention of personnel.

    5.17 The school employs adequate staff, both professional and non-certificated,                     2        0
         to support student enrollment and to realize its stated purposes.
         The school meets all applicable state requirements and regulations for
         licensure, organization, administration, and control unless state authorities
    5.18                                                                                                3        0
         have granted official exemption.



    5.19 The role of the board is well-defined in the by-laws of the school or                          2        0
         organization. The board fulfills the role defined for it in the bylaws.

    5.20 The school has measures in place to ensure quality, integrity and validity of                  3        0
         student data, including completion and retention rate.

           A school that functions under the authority of another organization has a
    5.21                                                                                                2        0
           demonstrated commitment from the parent organization to support the
           immplementation and ongoing operation of this school.

         Sustainability of the school is articulated through strategic and operational
    5.22 planning and implemented through ongoing operations (e.g., commitment to                       2        0
         sustainable funding, maintaining quality staff and compliance with
         applicable educational statutes).




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           Met
           Substantially Met
           Partially Met
                                                                                                 Select    Scoring     School
           Not Presently Met
                                                                                                 Score     Weight      Score
         Assessment of the operational continuity under the condition of change of
    5.23 ownership, as applicable, has been conducted in cooperation with the                                   3         0
         Northwest Accreditation Commission.
         Board members have knowledge of the K-12 online education field, or
    5.24                                                                                                        3         0
         receive appropriate training after joining the board.




                                                                                              TOTAL                       0

          For any boxes above that are marked other than “Met” please provide an explanation using the following text box as to
          why the standard is not being met and what might be accomplished to become “Met.”




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           TEACHING AND LEARNING STANDARD
           Guiding Principle: The curriculum including coursework, co-curricular activities, and other school-approved
           educational experiences, is the school's formal plan to fulfill its mission and expectations for student learning.
           The curriculum links the school's beliefs, its expectations for student learning, and its instructional practices.
           The strength of that link is dependent upon the commitment and involvement of the professional staff to a
           comprehensive, ongoing review of the curriculum.



   6.      SCHOOL SERVICES
           Met
           Substantially Met
           Partially Met
                                                                                               Select   Scoring     School
           Not Presently Met
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           Student Support Services
         The school's student support services are consistent with the school's mission,
     6.1 beliefs, and expectations for student learning.                                                     1          0

         The school allocates resources, programs, and services so that all students
     6.2 have an equal opportunity to achieve the school's expectations for student                          2          0
         learning.
         Student support personnel enhance student learning by interacting and
         working cooperatively with professional and other staff to address the
     6.3                                                                                                     2          0
         academic, social, emotional and physical needs of students.

         All student support services are regularly evaluated and revised as needed to
     6.4                                                                                                     2          0
         support improved student learning.
         All administrative, teaching and counseling staff are in compliance with the
     6.5 certification requirements of the state in which the school is located.                             3          0

         There is sufficient administrative support staff to accomplish the mission of
     6.6                                                                                                     2          0
         the school.
         There are sufficient numbers of instructional staff to meet the requirements of
     6.7 the state, as applicable, and accomplish the mission of the school.                                 2          0

         There is a system for effective and ongoing communication with students,
         parents/guardians, and school personnel, designed to keep them informed
     6.8                                                                                                     1          0
         about the types of available student support services and identified student
         needs.
         The school has a procedure for the timely transfer of students' records.
     6.9                                                                                                     3          0


        The school provides written materials that clearly define its program and its
   6.10 expectations for students so that the students being served can make                                 2          0
        appropriate and informed choices before they apply for admission while
        selecting courses.




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           Met
           Substantially Met
           Partially Met
                                                                                           Select    Scoring   School
           Not Presently Met
                                                                                           Score     Weight    Score

   6.11 The school has clearly defined eligibility requirements and admission                            2        0
        procedures that are made known to potential students and their parents.

   6.12 The school only admits those students who have potential for a reasonable                        1        0
        chance of benefit from the instruction and completion of the course(s).
        The written enrollment/registration agreement and other written materials
        clearly specify what the student can expect from the course(s), the services
   6.13                                                                                                  2        0
        that will be provided by the school, and student obligations, including
        financial.
        The non-professional clerical and paraprofessional staff members are
   6.14 carefully selected and have appropriate training and background for their                        2        0
        position.

   6.15 Policies for the selection and assignment of personnel are non-discriminatory                    2        0
        in reference to race, ethnic origin, ADA, and sex.

   6.16                                                                                                  3        0
           Student (parent/guardian) inquiries are answeed promptly and satisfactorily.

   6.17 Adequate provisions are made for the prompt delivery and return of                               2        0
        instructional materials, lessons, and examinations to and from the students.

           Information is provided to students, parents, and mentors on how to
   6.18                                                                                                  2        0
           communicate with the online teacher and student support services, including
           information on the process for those communications

   6.19 The school provides an orientation of online technologies and successful                         2        0
        online student practices for students and parents
        The school provides timely and effective technical and student services
   6.20                                                                                                  2        0
        support.
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           Guidance Services
           The school provides a full range of comprehensive guidance services,
   6.22
           including:
       a     Personal counseling;                                                                        1        0
       b    Career and college counseling;                                                               1        0
       c     Student course selection assistance;                                                        1        0
              Collaborative outreach to community and area mental health agencies
       d                                                                                                 1        0
              and social service providers;




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          Met
          Substantially Met
          Partially Met
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          Not Presently Met
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        The ratio of students to those who provide guidance and counseling services
   6.23 is sufficient to meet the requirements of the state and accomplish the mission                          2         0
        of the school.
                                                                                               Subtotal                   0
          Library Information Services
        All students have access to library services through a traditional or virtual
   6.24                                                                                                         2         0
        library, overseen by a qualified specialist.

        A wide range of materials, technologies, and other library/information
   6.25                                                                                                         1         0
        services that are responsive to the school’s student population are available to
        students and faculty and utilized to improve teaching and learning.
        The library/information services program fosters independent inquiry by
   6.26 enabling students and faculty to use various school and community                                       2         0
        information resources and technologies.
        Policies are in place for the selection and removal of information resources
   6.27 and the use of technologies and the internet.                                                           2         0

                                                                                               Subtotal                   0
          Family and Community Services
        The school engages parents and families as partners in each student's
   6.28 education and encourages their participation in school programs.                                        2         0

          The school fosters productive business/community/higher education
   6.29                                                                                                         1         0
          partnerships that support student learning.
                                                                                               Subtotal                   0




                                                                                              TOTAL                       0

          For any boxes above that are marked other than “Met” please provide an explanation using the following text box as to
          why the standard is not being met and what might be accomplished to become “Met.”




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          SUPPORT STANDARD
          Guiding Principle: The school plant (consisting of site, buildings, equipment, and services) is an important
          factor in the functioning of the educational program. The school plant serves as a vehicle for the
          implementation of the school mission. The school plant should provide for a variety of instructional
          activities and programs and for the health and safety of ALL persons. The school plant should incorporate
          aesthetic features that contribute to a positive educational atmosphere while providing for needed flexibility.
          In addition to an appropriate facility, sufficient fiscal resources must be available, accounted for and
          effectively used in order for any school to accomplish its mission and expectations for student learning.




   7. FACILITIES AND FINANCE
          Met
          Substantially Met
          Partially Met
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          Not Presently Met
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        The administrative site supports and enhance all aspects of the educational
    7.1 program and the support services for student learning.                                            2         0

        The administrative site meets all applicable federal and state laws and is in
    7.2 compliance with local fire, health, and safety regulations.                                       3         0

        Equipment is adequate, properly maintained, inventoried, and replaced when
    7.3                                                                                                   1         0
        appropriate.
        A planned and adequately funded program of building and site management
    7.4 ensures the appropriate maintenance, repair, and cleanliness of the                               1         0
        administrative site.
        There is ongoing planning to address future programs, enrollment changes,
    7.5 staffing, facility, and technology needs as well as capital improvements.                         1         0

        Faculty and administrators have active involvement in the budgetary process
    7.6 as it supports all aspects of the educational program.                                            1         0

         The administration has the authority to administer its discretionary budget,
    7.7                                                                                                   2         0
        where applicable.
        The school is not in or in the prospect of moving into protection or under the
    7.8                                                                                                   2         0
        auspices of bankruptcy.
        The school has financial resources to provide services to students to meet
    7.9 the stated purposes of the school and to provide the educational program to                       1         0
        the student.
        Proper budgetary procedures and generally accepted accounting principles
   7.10 and practices are followed for all school funds.                                                  1         0




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          Met
          Substantially Met
          Partially Met
                                                                                                 Select    Scoring     School
          Not Presently Met
                                                                                                 Score     Weight      Score
        The total cost for a course of instruction, including all textbooks, materials,
        and instructional services, is made known to students at the time of their
   7.11                                                                                                         1         0
        application and/or registration, where applicable.

        Terms of tuition and/or fees payment are clearly defined in the application,
   7.12                                                                                                         1         0
        where applicable.
        Tuition collection procedures shall be in keeping with sound and ethical
        business practices and protect the financial interest of the school, where                              2         0
   7.13 applicable.
        All advertising and promotional literature is completely truthful and ethical.
   7.14                                                                                                         1         0
          All advertising and promotional literature clearly states the purpose of the
   7.15                                                                                                         2         0
          school's program of instruction.

   7.16 None of the school's advertising and promotional literature is offensive or                             2         0
        negative towards other schools or educational agencies.



                                                                                              TOTAL                       0

          For any boxes above that are marked other than “Met” please provide an explanation using the following text box as to
          why the standard is not being met and what might be accomplished to become “Met.”




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            SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT STANDARD
            Guiding Principle: A quality school develops and maintains an externally validated process and plan for
            school improvement. Goals resulting from the evaluation process should include targeted levels of
            achievement and
            should be measurable


   8.       CULTURE OF CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT
            Met
            Substantially Met
            Partially Met
                                                                                             Select   Scoring   School
            Not Presently Met
                                                                                             Score    Weight    Score
         The school has developed and implemented a comprehensive school
     8.1 improvement plan that is reviewed and revised on an ongoing basis.                               3           0

            Results of school improvement are identified, documented, used, and
     8.2                                                                                                  2           0
            communicated to all stakeholders.
            The school improvement effort is externally validated on a periodic basis.
     8.3                                                                                                  3           0
         The school improvement plan is consistent with external accountability
     8.4 requirements to which the school is accountable.                                                 3           0

            The school improvement process provides an orderly system for:
     8.5
               Selecting the most appropriate areas upon which to focus
        a                                                                                                 2           0
               improvement efforts.
              Developing strategies that are designed to improve student
        b                                                                                                 2           0
              performance.
        c     Implementing those strategies.                                                              2           0
        d     Monitoring the process.                                                                     2           0
        e     Evaluating the process to ensure that success has been attained.                            2           0
              Regularly conducting and analyzing data bsed on national, state, or
        f                                                                                                 2           0
            program metrics.
              Determining program success by measuring student achievement and
        g                                                                                                 2           0
            satisfaction based on assessment techniques.
              Ensuring students participate in state and national standardized testing, as
        h                                                                                                 2           0
            appropriate, and evaluating results against state and national data.
            The school improvement process is the result of a school self-study that
            addresses the major recommendations for improvement as identified in the
     8.6                                                                                                  3           0
            self-evaluation or outside team report.

         The school staff and administration work together to systematically
     8.7 anticipate and appropriately respond to change as the school improvement                         2           0
         process is implemented.




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          Met
          Substantially Met
          Partially Met
                                                                                                 Select    Scoring     School
          Not Presently Met
                                                                                                 Score     Weight      Score
         Goal statements for the school improvement process are properly aligned
     8.8 with the implementation plan and clearly identify measures of success.                                 2         0

         A reasonable, specific timeline for the implementation of each area within
     8.9 the school improvement process is identified.                                                          2         0

          The school improvement process involves a measure of student satisfaction
   8.10                                                                                                         3         0
          with the program.




                                                                                              TOTAL                       0

          For any boxes above that are marked other than “Met” please provide an explanation using the following text box as to
          why the standard is not being met and what might be accomplished to become “Met.”




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                        ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE SCORING GUIDE




                                     INDICATOR POINTS*                                  Possible   Score
               Standard 1 - Mission, Beliefs and Expectations for Student Learning      0-60               0
               Standard 2 - Curruculum                                                  0-162              0
               Standard 3 - Instruction                                                 0-135              0
               Standard 4 -Assessment                                                   0-120              0


               Standard 5 - Leadership and and Organization                             0-171              0
               Standard 6 -School Services                                              0-168              0
               Standard 7 -Facilities and Finance                                       0-72               0
               Standard 8 - Culture of Continual Improvement                            0-117              0
               Report Not Received On Time -50




                                                                                        TOTAL         0


                                             Rating Analysis:

                                     Approved                   828-1005
                                     Approved w/Comment         726-827
                                     Advised                     338-725
                                     Warned                      179-337
                                      Dropped                      0-178

                                             On-line Schools




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