The Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. To earn this nationally recognized accreditation, our school successfully completed an intensive stakeholder survey, which includes self-study by staff, students, parents, component school district representatives. Such self-assessments are comprehensive and provide data to be used as a tool for continuous improvement and positive change. Indeed, to maintain our accreditation and prepare for a visit by a Middle States team in the spring of 2012, Career and Technical Education (CTE) staff, students, business partners and other stakeholders are involved in ongoing accreditation activities.
From March 20-23, 2012, Career & Tech is scheduled for an accreditation evaluation visit by a validation team from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Our school is seeking reaccreditation.
The Middle States reaccreditation process is an ongoing, strategic planning effort, rather than a short-term preparation for the upcoming visit by the Middle States team. By becoming active in various subcommittees, the steering committee and by just voicing input into the self-study and planning efforts, Career & Tech staff, community members and students all help move our school in a positive direction.
The Middle States protocol is part of a strong, single plan for growth and improvement that uses multiple, rich sources of data and information, including:
From March 20-23, 2012, the Capital Region Career & Technical School is scheduled for an accreditation evaluation visit by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools.
The Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools accepts comments from members of the institutions stakeholder community with first-hand information pertaining to the institutions qualifications for accreditation and will consider such comments when making its accreditation decision.
The Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools Standards for Accreditation for Career and Technology Institutions can be viewed at http://www.css-msa.org/pdfs/Standards_for_Career_Tech_with_Indicators.pdf.
To be considered, comments must be in writing, include the printed name, address, and telephone number of the writer, and must be signed by the writer. Anonymous comments will not be considered.
Comments must be received not later than 30 days prior to the first
day of the visit by the Evaluation Team and must be mailed to:
Deputy Executive Director
Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104