The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is pleased to announce that Potomac Lighthouse Public Charter School, grades PK3-6, has been awarded accreditation by the commission on Elementary Schools for a seven year term extending from May 1, 2012 until May 1, 2019.
MSCESS accreditation signifies the educational community of Potomac Lighthouse Public Charter School has engaged in a rigorous process of developing self-knowledge; has hosted an evaluation team of independently-appointed educators; and has created an on-going Strategic Plan to move school improvement forward. The process involved many elements of the Lighthouse Public Charter School community, including faculty, parents, and students.
Accreditation also signifies that Lighthouse Public Charter School has met the Middle States Standards for a quality school. These standards reflect current research and best practices from throughout the education profession. During the term of accreditation the school community will engage in a Commission-directed series of reports and/or site visits to maintain the vigor of the accreditation process.
MSCESS works with public and private schools from New York State to the District of Columbia, in the US Caribbean, and in various locations around the globe. MSCESS represents two of the three accrediting Commissions of the over 100-year old Middle States Association. The Middle States Association is the second-oldest regional accreditor in the United States and is comprised of the Commission on Elementary Schools, the Commission on Secondary Schools and the Commission on Higher Education.
Accreditation by MSA-CESS is recognized around the world as an indication of trustworthiness, educational quality, and a commitment to on-going school improvement. Henry, G. Cram, Jr., Ed. D., President of MSA-CESS, offered his congratulations to the entire Lighthouse Public Charter School community adding “Middle States accreditation is recognition of both prior achievements and a commitment to greater future accomplishments.”
Potomac Lighthouse Public Charter School is part of the Lighthouse Academies’ national nonprofit network of charter schools. Our schools provide opportunities for children to discover, achieve, and prepare for success in college, incorporating an arts-infused philosophy. We develop children’s critical decision-making skills to prepare them for success in life. We work relentlessly to achieve these outcomes through a self-sustaining financial model to transform children’s futures.