Central Texas College (CTC) recently announced its online alternative high school, CTC Online High School, earned continuing accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. This action was taken at the AdvancED Accreditation Commission meeting held in Tempe, Arizona in June this year. CTC Online High School has been accredited since 1973.
SACS CASI provides nationally recognized accreditation for the purpose of continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. Accreditation is granted on a five-year term. To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement.
“Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents and community we are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators,” said Larry Kruse, coordinator – CTC Online High School.
SACS CASI accreditation is recognized across state lines. This not only eases the transfer process as students move from accredited school to accredited school, but also assures parents the school is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice.
Dr. Mark Elgart, president/CEO of AdvancED, the parent organization of SACS CASI, said, “SACS CASI accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. CTC Online High School is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.”
Parents and interested community members can learn more about accreditation at http://www.advanc-ed.org.
About CTC Online High School
An alternative to traditional high school, CTC’s fully-accredited online high school offers students a choice of two excellent high school graduation programs. The Recommended Program consists of 26 credits and includes college-prep coursework. The Minimum Program consists of 22 credits and includes all essential high school coursework. It offers an online self-paced, open entry/open exit virtual high school program with a curriculum aligned with the standards set by the State of Texas. The CTC Online High School is available to prospective students worldwide and the online format provides the flexibility that many students look for, especially military personnel and their family members. It is accessible anywhere an Internet connection is available.
About AdvancED and SACS CASI
Dedicated to advancing excellence in education through accreditation, research and professional services, AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, serving and engaging 30,000 public and private schools and school systems in more than 70 countries and serving more than 16 million students. AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).
SACS CASI is a non-governmental, voluntary agency that accredits nearly 13,000 public and non-public institutions throughout the world.