Middles States Association Accreditation

Immaculate Heart Central School is Accredited for Grade Levels PK-12

Term of Accreditation:
May 1, 2019 - May 1, 2026

Middle States Association (MSA) Standards for Accreditation:

According to the Middle States Association website, there are 12 prominent areas that the Middle States Observation team observes:

  • 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
  • Information Resources

Benefits of Becoming Accredited by the Middle States Association:

  • Provides a systematic process that requires a school to justify its existence, establish a vision of its future, and determine specific objectives to realize that vision
  • Reveals information that serves as a sound basis for school or district improvement, strategic planning, restructuring, and staff development
  • Takes a holistic approach, examining the entire school-philosophy and goals, its community, programs and services, facilities and financial stability
  • Provides the means to manage change through regular assessment, planning, implementation, and reassessment
  • Helps schools/districts establish priorities for improvement by using comprehensive, research-based needs assessments, rather than faddish approaches to improvement
  • Requires the establishment and implementation of a multi-year improvement plan based upon the school's vision of the future
  • Provides an excellent growth experience for staff, who participate on volunteer visiting teams to evaluate other schools

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.

For More Information Click Here to Visit the Middles States Association Website