Team to examine PHS’s adherence to academic standards

Three educators will conduct an on-site Collaborative Conference visit with Plainville High School on Oct. 18 and 19, Principal Roberto Medic said, according to a school district press release.

The Collaborative Conference visit will be conducted under the direction of the Commission on Public Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The Collaborative Conference visiting team will be chaired by Alyson Geary, Deputy Director at NEASC, who has had extensive experience in the association’s accreditation process.

“The purpose of this Collaborative Conference is to review and determine from an outside professional viewpoint, the extent to which the school is aligned to the Standards for Accreditation and identify priority areas for growth and improvement. As part of the Conference, the team will meet with school constituents, review the school’s Self-Reflection, visit a number of classes, and examine examples of student work submitted by the school. During the comprehensive Self-Reflection, the faculty attempted to identify the school’s strengths and determined those areas in which changes would be beneficial,” Medic said according to the press release. “The members of the team are contributing their services to the school. This spirit of professional collaboration 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 chair of the Collaborative Conference visiting team, Alyson Geary said, the press release reported, “Our purpose in visiting Plainville High School is to assist the faculty in its pursuit of quality education for its students.”

The members of the team are teachers and administrators in Connecticut.

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 725 schools have been accredited through the association’s Commission on Public Schools. The Commission works with individual public schools to improve the quality of education through a continuous process of accreditation and ongoing monitoring.

“I am very proud of the work done by our teachers and administrators to prepare for the NEASC reaccreditation process. They have spent considerable time on self- reflection of our curriculum, vision, and mission. I look forward to a very positive visit in October with the NEASC Committee,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett, according to the press release.