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Middle States Accreditation Team

November 19, 2018

Welcome current and potential students, staff, advisory and community members;

Salem County Vocational Technical Schools has begun the rigorous process through the Middle States Association (MSA).  Middle States Association is a non-profit organization specializing in the accreditation of private and public schools in the United States and abroad.

One may ask what is Middle States Accreditation?  MSA is an external process that validates school quality and student achievement, and provides a focus for continuous school improvement. The Middle States Commission delivers one of the highest available forms of accreditation as one of seven United States Department of Education-recognized regional agencies. Many schools from the elementary through collegiate levels are Middle States accredited.  SCTVS is working toward MSA because we are committed to academic excellence for all high school and adult education students.

Accreditation is a process in which SCVTS must undergo a self-study. The study consists of these 12 Middle State standards: Philosophy/Mission; Governance and Leadership; School Improvement Planning; Finances; Facilities; School Climate and Organization; Health and Safety; Educational Program; Assessment and Evidence of Student Learning; Student Services; Student Life and Student Activities; and Information Resources and Technology.  We are working as a team to gather information in these 12 areas and preparing for site visit from MSA in the Spring of 2019.

The accreditation represents our organization's commitment to providing high school and adult education programs that meet rigorous external standards.  We are proud of this accomplishment we have made thus far and will continue to make progress as we grow and improve through this accreditation process.  

Thank you for your support!