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district accreditation overview

International Accreditation Agency

District Accreditation Overview

"District accreditation supports the Palm Beach County School District's ongoing commitment for enhanced student achievement and establishes a nationally recognized mark of excellence for students, their parents, and the business community."

- E. Wayne Gent, Superintendent

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District Accreditation Overview

The School District of Palm Beach County’s


The School District of Palm Beach County is committed to providing a world-class education with excellence and equity to empower each student to reach his or her highest potential with the most effective staff to foster the knowledge, skills, and ethics required for responsible citizenship and productive careers.


The School District of Palm Beach County envisions a dynamic collaborative multicultural community where education and lifelong learning are valued and supported, and all learners reach their highest potential and succeed in the global economy.


The School District of Palm Beach County and ALL of its schools are working towards District Accreditation through the international company, AdvancED.Charter Schools individually apply for accreditation.

International Accreditation Agency

who is
Who is ?

Brings together three of the largest US-based accreditation agencies:

  • North CentralAssociation Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI)
  • Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)
some benefits
Some Benefits

International Accreditation Agency

For Students:

  • Experience ease in transferring credits
  • Secure greater access to federal loans, scholarships, post-secondary education and military programs

For Parents:

  • Gain confidence in the school system
  • Make informed decisions

For District and Schools:

  • Adhere to globally accepted educational standards of excellence
  • Experience a cost savings
the district and each school will
The District and Each School will:

Conduct Internal Review

Participate in an External Review



  • Elementary Schools
  • Accredited
  • Middle Schools
  • High Schools


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School District of Palm Beach County


The District and

Each School

accreditation is based on meeting the criteria of five advanced standards
Accreditation is Based on Meeting the Criteria of Five AdvancED Standards
  • Purpose and Direction
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Teaching and Assessing for Learning
  • Resources and Support Systems
  • Using Results for Continuous Improvement
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Quality Assurance Review (QAR) Team
  • 35-40 AdvancED members visit the district
  • Represent Florida as well as districts throughout the nation
quality assurance review schedule
Quality Assurance Review Schedule

January 27-30, 2013

  • Day One - Arrive at Hotel , Orientation
  • Day Two - District Offices, Meet with Leadership and Principals
  • Day Three - School Visits, Interviews with Stakeholders
  • Day Four - District Offices, Follow-up on Questions and Exit Report at School Board Meeting


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The School District of Palm Beach County, FloridaMr. Frank Barbieri, Jr., Esq., ChairDebra Robinson, M.D., Vice-ChairMarcia AndrewsMonroe Benaim, M.D.Karen M. BrillJennifer Prior Brown, Esq.Charles E. ShawE. Wayne GentSuperintendent of SchoolsPalm Beach County Schools—Rated “A” by the Florida Department of Education 2005-2012“Home of Florida’s First LEED Gold Certified School”The School District of Palm Beach County is an Equal Education Opportunity Provider and Employer