This is a very important vote for our communities
March 22, 2017
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,
Twelve educators will conduct an on-site accreditation visit of Northfield Middle & High School from Sunday, April 2 through Wednesday, April 5, 2017. 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 David Sweet, Assistant Principal, Scituate High School, Scituate, RI. Mr. Sweet has had extensive experience in the Association’s accreditation process. 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, which was conducted over the past sixteen months, 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, David Sweet, said, "Our purpose in visiting Northfield Middle & High School is to assist the faculty in its pursuit of quality education for its students."
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 Vermont, as well as from other New England states.
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges is a voluntary membership organization of more than 2,000 public schools, colleges and universities, independent schools, and vocational, technical, and career institutions. Of these, over 630 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.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact myself or Kathy Robertson by calling (802) 485-4500.