Commonwealth Charter Academy Reaccredited by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools

Commonwealth Charter Academy Reaccredited by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools HARRISBURG – Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA), the largest K through 12 public cyber charter school in Pennsylvania, recently was reaccredited for an additional seven years by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). First accredited in […]

10/27/2021

Commonwealth Charter Academy Reaccredited by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools

HARRISBURG – Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA), the largest K through 12 public cyber charter school in Pennsylvania, recently was reaccredited for an additional seven years by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS).

First accredited in 2013, this renewal marks the second time that CCA has been recognized by a worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement.

“Our continued accreditation affirms the commitment of CCA administrators, teachers, and staff to ensure a world-class, high-quality education is provided to every student who enters our virtual doors,” said CCA President and CEO Thomas D. Longenecker. “As we approach nearly 20 years of delivering an online education to tens of thousands of students across Pennsylvania, we have raised the bar for what it means to serve students and families.”

Receiving accreditation is a multifaceted process for schools to demonstrate that they are meeting a defined set of research-based performance standards.

The 12 Middle States Standards for Accreditation are mission; governance and leadership; school improvement planning; finances; facilities; school organization and staff; health and safety; educational program; assessment and evidence of student learning; student services; student life and activities; and information resources.

As an MSA-CESS accredited school, CCA:

  • Adheres to the Middle States Standards for Accreditation;
  • Uses its mission, beliefs, and goals as the basis of daily decision-making;
  • Operates in the public interest and in accordance with ethical practice;
  • Accepts responsibility for the level of performance of its students;
  • Remains committed to continuous improvement in student learning and to its capacity to produce the levels of learning desired and expected by its community;
  • Operates in a collegial and collaborative with all of its stakeholders; and
  • Sustains its focus on implementing recommendations, addressing monitoring issues and correcting stipulations that may be part of its notification of accreditation, and fulfills its maintenance requirements to the Commissions.

“I am proud to lead an organization that is made up of professionals whose sole mission is to prepare today’s students for future success, whether they choose to enter the workforce, enlist in the military, or further their education in college or the skilled trades,” Longenecker said. “CCA’s reaccreditation by the Middle States Association is a direct result of the trust and confidence our students and families place in our school to be a partner in their child’s education.”

Media Contact: Tim Eller, 717-710-3335, [email protected]

 

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