Learn about Glenforest's Accreditation through AdvancED
WHAT IS AdvancED Accreditation?
AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. It is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions and systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While their expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. Their goal isn’t to certify that educational institutions are good enough. Rather, their commitment is to help these institutions continuously improve.
Requirements for Accredited Schools
Elementary School Qualifications
Secondary School Qualifications
- Employ a school administrator with at least a bachelor’s degree who does not teach more than two of the following: two periods a day or coach two varsity athletic teams, or one of each. An assistant administrator, who teaches less than a full load, is required in schools over 250 enrollment.
- Employ teachers in grades K5 (hired after January 1994) through 12 whose academic training, experience, or combination of same, fully indicate the professional ability, insight, and enthusiasm necessary to complete classroom assignment satisfactorily. Each teacher in grades K5-12 must have a minimum of a state certificate and/or bachelor’s degree.
- Employ a sufficient number of such teachers to sustain a curriculum that shall include one or both of the General Diploma Requirements and College Preparatory Diploma Requirements.
*Note: Two units of the same foreign language may be substituted for two of the following three units: One unit of science, one unit of mathematics, or one unit of social studies.
College Preparatory Diploma
|Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)||3|
|Science (Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics I)||3|
|Social Studies (American History, European History, Government/Econ)||3|
|Foreign Language (two units of the same language)||2|