The NEASC process is made up of three main parts; Reflection, Review, and Renewal.
Currently, MJSHS has completed the first two stages (Reflection and Review) listed on the right-hand side of this page.
The Decennial Report falls under the Renewal Stage of the accreditation process.
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By using the recommendations found in the Decennial Report as a guide, Administrators and staff will soon begin working on infrastructure and programs that will allow our school to grow. This continuous process will allow us to better prepare our students for the challenges they will face after graduation.
*Please read the explanation to the right for a more detailed explanation of how the process is set up.*
Member institutions undergo a rigorous and comprehensive Self-Reflection. The process engages the entire educational community — faculty, administrators, staff, students, community members, and board members — in structured analysis, self-assessment, and planning in response to the Standards of Accreditation.
A committee of peers, comprised of trained, professional educators who have volunteered to serve on an Accreditation Visiting Team, conduct an on-site assessment of an institution which is informed by the school's Self-Reflection and based on the Standards. Visiting Teams evaluate the schools alignment with the stated Commission Standards — a process that includes observations of teaching and learning, reviewing the findings of the self-assessment, identifying areas of strength, and making recommendations to assist with better alignment with the Standards, school improvement, growth, and future planning.
Following receipt of the Visiting Team report(s), school personnel then respond to recommendations stated in the Visiting Team Report by designing and implementing short- and long-range plans for improvement and growth. Strategic planning and regular follow-up reports are monitored by a commission of elected peers and overseen by a professional staff to ensure that goals and recommended institutional improvement can be accomplished. The NEASC Commissions are authorized to conduct on-site evaluations at shorter intervals if institutional circumstances so dictate. Additional personalized support and/or intervention is provided, as necessary, to respond to information gathered through regular reports from the institution or through comments from the public concerning a failure to comply with the Standards.