Accreditation Visit to be Conducted at NHS

Accreditation Visit at Norwalk High by Committee on Public Secondary Schools
Posted on 03/03/2015
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Norwalk High School’s visit is from Sunday, March 22, 2015 through Wednesday, March 25, 2015 for accreditation.


Sixteen educators will conduct an on-site accreditation visit of Norwalk High School on Sunday, March 22, 2015 through Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Principal Reginald Roberts announced today. The accreditation visit will be conducted under the direction of the Committee on Public Secondary Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The visiting committee will be chaired by Mrs. Catherine Knowles, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services, Wachusett Regional School District, Jefferson, Massachusetts. Mrs. Knowles has had extensive experience in the Association’s accreditation process. Principal Roberts said, "The purpose of this accreditation visit is to review and determine from an outside professional viewpoint the extent to which the school is meeting the Standards for Accreditation.”


As part of the evaluation, the visiting committee will meet with all school constituents, review the school’s self-study, visit a number of classes, and examine examples of student work submitted by the school. During the comprehensive self-study, the faculty attempted to identify the school's strengths and determined those areas in which changes would be beneficial. The chair of the visiting committee, Mrs. Knowles said, "Our purpose in visiting Norwalk High School is to assist the faculty in its pursuit of quality education for its students." Principal Roberts pointed out, "The members of the visiting committee are contributing their services to the school. This spirit of professional cooperation is one of the noted features of the New England Association. The goal of an accreditation visit is to stimulate a continuing drive for improvement in the school."


The members of the visiting committee are teachers and administrators from a variety of schools in the state of Connecticut area. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges is a voluntary membership organization of more than 1,800 public schools, colleges and universities, independent schools, and vocational, technical, and career institutions. Of these, over 650 secondary schools have been accredited through the Association's Committee on Public Secondary Schools. The Committee works with individual public schools to improve the quality of education through a continuous process of accreditation and evaluation.