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Cardinal O'Hara High School
Middle States Reaccreditation
Cardinal O’Hara High School is pleased to announce that it has received reaccreditation from the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. Accreditation is a multifaceted evaluation process that schools and school systems voluntarily use to demonstrate they are meeting a defined set of research-based performance standards. The 12 Middle States Standards for Accreditation are: 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, and information resources.
The reaccreditation process begins with a self-study that is conducted by the school or school system and requires input from school leaders, teachers, parents and students. Following the self-study, a team of volunteer educators from Middle States member schools conducts an on-site peer review visit to observe school operations and interview various stakeholders.
“Reaccreditation is an important milestone for our school,” reflected Eileen Vice, principal. “Our months of work on the self study, along with our goals and outcomes, will help us continue to expand and enhance our programs and services for students. We are blessed to have a dedicated team of professionals working each day to ensure that an O’Hara education is second-to-none.”