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Massachusetts Mayflower Academy Earns AdvancED Accreditation - Tech Learning
Accreditation team reports “proprietary curriculum is designed to promote high learning expectations that lead to student achievement and preparation for the next level."

Massachusetts Mayflower Academy, a nonprofit full-time online private high school powered The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.), has received accreditation from AdvancED, a global leader in providing continuous improvement and accreditation services. An AdvancED external review team recommended the academy for accreditation after reviewing the school on May 31 - June 2, 2017.

The AdvancED review team determined that Massachusetts Mayflower Academy “provides a state of the art technology platform, including a multifaceted LMS and SIS that support teacher effectiveness and student success.” Upon evaluating the academy’s offering of more than 200 courses, the team reported that the Massachusetts Mayflower Academy “proprietary curriculum is designed to promote high learning expectations that lead to student achievement and preparation for the next level.”

Additionally, the review team analyzed the academy’s institutional purpose and direction. It found that Massachusetts Mayflower Academy “leadership and staff at all levels have cultivated a culture that promotes high-quality standards in the digital leaning environment.”

Founded in 2006, AdvancED is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions and systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. The organization serves as a trusted partner to 34,000 educational institutions − employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students − across the United States and 70 other nations.

“Earning the distinction of accreditation from AdvancED is a wonderful validation of our approach to online teaching and learning,” said Carol Ribeiro, President & CEO of The Virtual High School (VHS). “VHS has more than twenty years of experience designing and delivering teacher-led online courses to students around the world. We’re pleased that students who need a full-time online school option, can now enroll in Massachusetts Mayflower Academy and benefit from our experience and expertise.”

Students, with the assistance of their parents or guardians, can apply for the academy by going to MassachusettsMayflowerAcademy.org. Accepted students will learn in an online class environment and work with students from all over the United States and around the world. Classes have low student-teacher ratios and high student-teacher interaction, with an average class size of 21 students.

About AdvancED

AdvancED is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site school quality reviews of Pre-K through 12 schools and school systems to help educators and their communities ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While their expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in accreditation, AdvancED is also committed to help schools improve. Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, we serve as a trusted partner to over 34,000 schools and school systems—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 71 other nations.

About The Virtual High School Inc.

The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.) is an online learning pioneer. Since 1996, the nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts has set the standard for quality online education. VHS provides courses taught in global online classrooms for secondary school students and online professional development for educators. The organization also meets the unique educational needs of schools through custom course development and individualized course offerings. VHS design and delivery standards are the model used by the National Education Association in their recommended standards for online learning. The organization has won numerous awards, including the Stockholm Challenge Award for Global Excellence in Information Technology, and is a three-time winner of the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) award for Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Best Practices. For more information, visit www.vhslearning.org or call (978) 897-1900.

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