Immaculate Heart Central Junior/Senior High School re-earned its accreditation in 2010 by the prestigious Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Education. In our official notification of accreditation, President Dr. Henry G. Cram, noted “we are pleased that you continue to be among the schools throughout the world that meet the internationally recognized standards of quality of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.”
The visiting Middle States Evaluation Team expressed admiration for IHC, its students, faculty and administration, and academic and other programs.
What is the Middle States Association?
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) was established in 1887 and is a nongovernmental, nonprofit, peer-administered organization. The Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools accredit early-childhood through post-secondary, non-degree granting public, private, faith-based educational institutions including special purpose schools, supplementary education centers, learning services providers, and distance education institutions. The Middle States Association provides leadership in school improvement for its member schools in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.
The Middle States Association uses 12 Standards of Quality to determine if a school should be accredited. A school must also demonstrate that they have developed 3 to 5 Objectives for improving their school, and have accomplished those Objectives. The emphasis is on student performance.