Northwest Accreditation Commission will be at the Grange Tuesday at 6:30pm
Dr. Richard Darst State Director for the Northwest Accreditation Commission will be at the Grange Tuesday at 6:30pm to give a one hour presentation on Accreditation and will answer any questions the community has. This would have been Corbett School District's 75th year being accredited, but it was removed in 1999/2000. If you are interested in seeing our schools pursue accreditation please come out!
You can find out more about this topic here: http://corbettpost.com/csd/is-csd-accredited/ A few misconceptions:
1. We have to have a library to be accredited.
Since our library was turned into classrooms to make room for Charter seats - Randy Trani thought we had to have a library to be accredited. Actually, we don't have to have a library, just access to a library or books (Multnomah county library qualifies).
2. We need counselors.
Since we don't have counselors in Corbett, Randy thought this was a problem. But we only have to have access to a counselor and MESD qualifies.
3. There is too much busy work filling out reports.
This actually doesn't need to be done to be accredited according to Dr. Darst. They want basic things like directions around the school, directions to where the policy and procedures manual is, list of times teachers are available to be interviewed and the bell schedule.
The reality is that the cost to apply is only $100. The cost to be yearly is $450 plus $.17 per student. ( So less than $600 for the year. ) To put that in perspective, we spend over 50,000 a year on AP tests, and our schools DID NOT RANK this year in Newsweek because they changed their criteria to look at more than just tests taken ( http://corbettpost.com/news/newsweek/ ) Bring yourself, your friends, neighbors, anyone who would like to learn more about the accreditation process, cost and benefits. Thank you.