Wilson Hill Academy is pleased to announce that we have earned accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED.
SACS CASI provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement.
SACS CASI accreditation is recognized across state lines, which not only eases the transfer process as students move from accredited school to accredited school but also assures parents that the school is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice.
Dr. Mark Elgart, President & CEO of AdvancED, the parent organization of SACS CASI, stated, “SACS CASI Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. Wilson Hill Academy is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.”
Wilson Hill Academy’s college advisor, Kelly Hood, explains, “Accreditation serves students and their parents by validating a student’s hard work in the eyes of secondary and higher education institutions worldwide. While some institutions welcome students from home schooling or virtual school, sometimes individuals on the admissions frontlines hold biases against such students for a variety of reasons. While these biases are slowly shifting, they may never disappear. Affiliation with a globally-recognized accrediting body overcomes biases. Accreditation promotes WHA as a recognized brand of excellent college-prep education, which enhances the transcript of all WHA students.”
Parents and interested community members can learn more about accreditation at www.cognia.org.