Lebanon High School Receives Accreditation Decision from Committee on Public Secondary School

 

Mr. Thomas Marshall, Principal of Lebanon High School was recently notified that the Committee on Public Secondary Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has recommended that the school receive continued accreditation in the Association. The Committee's decision was based upon review of an evaluation report prepared by a visiting committee in the spring of 2014.

 

Mr. Thomas Marshall stated: "We feel that the Committee's decision confirms the results of the extensive self-study which our faculty and administration conducted over an 18 month period. We are convinced that the findings of our self-study, coupled with recommendations of the Committee on Public Secondary Schools visiting committee, will assist us in developing priorities for further improvements in our school.”

 

 

The Committee was impressed with many of the Lebanon High School programs and services and received commendations in the following areas:

 

 


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    The core values “To Learn, To Help, To Succeed” which are guiding principles for the school and ingrained in the school culture


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    The addition of the position of a school director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment


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    The re-assessment period at the end of the day for students to continue to work on competencies that have not been met


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    The widely-used Extended Learning Opportunities program directed by a full-time coordinator and learning studio classes to increase student-directed learning


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    The faculty’s motivation and dedication to personalized instruction


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    The availability and flexibility of the faculty to work with students to be successful


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    The adaptation of the school schedule to meet the needs of students who are academically challenged and close achievement gaps


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    The practice of providing students with rubrics prior to summative assessments


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    The examination of data by the AYP committee and subsequent sharing of this information with faculty members to help meet students’ needs


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    The safe, positive, respectful, and supportive culture that students experience in the school


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    The care and concern of faculty members for students in the building


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    The low teacher-to-student ratio that provides more attention for individual student needs.



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The Committee on Public Secondary Schools requires that accredited schools submit a Two-Year progress report to indicate the changes the school has made to improve their school. In anticipation of these progress reports, the professional staff and administration at Lebanon High School will immediately undertake a follow-up program to review the self-study findings and the visiting committee report to establish the order in which recommendations will be carried out.

 

 

The New England Association of School and Colleges is a voluntary membership organization of more than 1,850 public and independent schools, colleges and universities, and vocational, technical, and career institutions. Of these, approximately 650 schools have been accredited through the Association's Committee on Public Secondary Schools. The Association works with individual schools to improve the quality of education through a continuous process of evaluation and accreditation.

 

 

For more information please contact, Mr. Thomas Marshall, Principal of Lebanon High School at 603-448-2055.

 

 

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