As we try to build on the positives in our community , such as our school system, it is disheartening to hear such negativity. Our schools are something we should be using to promote our town. Telling people that we " lost our accreditation" is especially counterproductive and very damaging to our community image. The bottom line is that it isn't true.
The full New England Association of Schools and Colleges report is on the Academy website. The following is the SAU announcement of the most recent reaccreditation which also contained a number of commendations.
Moultonborough Academy Continues to be accredited by NEASC
During the school year, 2012-2013, Moultonborough Academy received its reaccreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NEASC works to establish and maintain high standards for all levels of education—pre-kindergarten through doctoral level.
In December, 2013, following the completion of an intensive self-study process and the week long on-site visit from the NEASC team, Moultonborough Academy received word that the Committee on Public Secondary Schools voted to award MA continued accreditation in the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. This vote affirmed that the Academy continues to evolve as an educational institution in line with the NEASC standards. The committee was impressed with many of the programs at MA and commended us for the following:
- The extent to which the community charter is evident in the school
- A safe, positive, and respectful learning environment
- The degree to which the written curriculum matches the taught curriculum
- Curriculum which engages students in problem-solving, higher order thinking, and provides opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in authentic ways
- 21st century learning expectations are embedded in our curriculum
- MA’s personalized education
- Students are engaged as active and self-directed learners
- The integration of technology and its availability to students and staff
- Extra help provided by teachers before, during, and after school
- A competency based grading system
- The instructional leadership of the principal and assistant principal
- The Parent Advisory Council
- Base Camp program in the middle school
- Initiative and leadership of the faculty and staff in school improvement
- Low student to teacher ratio
- Support of the budget by the community
- Well maintained school site and plant
- Mentoring program and other community partnerships
While Moultonborough Academy has been and continues to be a fully accredited school, the staff and administration continue to work to strengthen our instruction, curriculum, and programs for all students in order to fulfill our vision to prepare and empower each student to shape his or her future with knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary to thrive in a changing world.