C4L Academy is proud to announce that we have formally earned the distinction of a 5 year accreditation by AdvancED! AdvancEd is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are "a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. The AdvancED Standards for Quality Schools and the AdvancED Accreditation Process offer schools a roadmap for the pursuit of excellence in education and student learning, unleashing their own power to transform.“
The AdvancED accreditation process for C4L Academy began with an internal school review, followed by a number of surveys of our students, staff, and teaching faculty. The results of the evaluation are represented in the Index of Education Quality (IEQ™). The IEQ™ comprises three domains:
1) the impact of teaching and learning on student performance. 2) the leadership capacity to govern. 3) the use of resources and data to support and optimize learning.
The External Review Team commended C4L Academy for having “a firm foundation and strong commitment to provide the very best for its students, as well as a commitment to excellence that will be enhanced as the school continues to focus on school improvement.”
Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more than 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools and designed primarily to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational standards. Today, the accreditation process is used at all levels of education and is recognized for its ability to effectively drive student performance and continuous improvement in education.
C4L Academy is committed to a management structure which places responsibility, accountability, and resources with those individuals working directly with students. The needs of society can best be served by assisting in the development of students who have confidence in themselves, their abilities and skills, and who have a deep sense of their own worth and the worth of others.
➤ Adults have a right to earn their high school diploma so that they can become functioning members of society.
➤ Removing obstacles for student achievement such as geographical challenges and learning challenges through technology and utilizing a leadership team who specialize in the unique learning needs of adult students.
➤ Providing a functional curriculum suited to adult learners’ needs and applicable to their lives.
➤ Building learners with 21st century skills such as meeting deadlines, becoming technologically skilled, and developing professional skills.
➤ Partnering and collaborating with students.
➤ That the current educational system is not suitable for all adult learners and seeks to change that system through the creation of a program suitable to their needs.
➤ Adult learners are entitled to equal access of high school material and content relevant to their lives.
➤ Promoting self-confidence and self-worth in students.
➤ Preparing students for success in their vocational program and as functioning and contributing members of society.