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Accreditation

New Generation Christian School IS accredited through AdvancED-(SACS)

What is AdvancED?

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While our expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. Our goal isn’t to certify that schools are good enough. Rather, our commitment is 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 32,000 schools and school systems—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations. AdvancED was created through a 2006 merger of the PreK-12 divisions of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)—and expanded through the addition of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) in 2011.

For more information regarding AdvancED, please visit AdvancED’s website by clicking HERE.

New Generation’s AdvancED Artifacts

The following are New Gen’s artifacts, which have been submitted to AdvancED (SACS), and have been accepted by AdvancED’s (SACS’) rigorous standards and indicators:

Standard 1:  Purpose and Direction – The school maintains and communicates a purpose and direction that commit to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.

Indicator 1.1 – The school engages in a systematic, inclusive, and comprehensive process to  review, revise, and communicate a school purpose for student success.

Student Survey (Grades 3-5)

Student Survey (Grades 6-12)

Parent Survey

Staff Survey

New Gen’s Website

Newsletters

Annual Report

Student Handbook

School Improvement Plan

Indicator 1.2 – The school’s leadership and staff commit to a culture that is based on shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning and supports challenging, equitable educational programs and learning experiences for all students that include achievement of learning, thinking, and life skills.

New Gen’s Statement of Purpose (found on our website and in our Student Handbook):

The vision of New Generation School is to reach the spiritual, educational and emotional needs of the diverse students in Columbia County. We will accomplish this by providing sound Biblical counsel as well as individualized education and emotional interventions, in a caring and accepting environment.

Initial Interview with Students & Parents

Initial Interview with Staff

P&P Staff Training

Bi-weekly Elementary Department Meetings

Bi-weekly Middle School Department Meetings

Bi-weekly High School Department Meetings

Bi-weekly Department Head Meetings

‘All Staff’ Meetings

Indicator 1.3 The school’s leadership implements a continuous improvement process that provides clear direction for improving conditions that support student learning.

Student Survey (Grades 3-5)

Student Survey (Grades 6-12)

Parent Survey

Staff Survey

Testing 3x/year

P&P Staff Correction of Below-Par Mid-year Testing

Example of Reviews of Mid-Year Testing Plans

P&P Professional Development

P&P Staff Meetings

Bi-weekly Elementary Department Meetings

Bi-weekly Middle School Department Meetings

Bi-weekly High School Department Meetings

Bi-weekly Department Head Meetings

‘All Staff’ Meetings

End of and beginning of year evaluation meetings

Standard 2:  Governance and Leadership – The school operates under governance and leadership that promote and support student performance and school effectiveness.

Indicator 2.1 – The governing body establishes policies and supports practices that ensure effective administration of the school.

Student Handbook

Governing Body’s Policies, Procedures, & Practices

Employee Handbook

Audited financials (see Main Office, as this document contains sensitive information)

Board Meeting Notes for budget approval (see Main Office, as this document contains sensitive information)

Indicator 2.2 - The governing body operates responsibly and functions effectively.

Governing Body Minutes related to training (see Main Office, as this document may contain privileged information)

Proof of Legal Counsel

Governing Body Policies on Roles and Responsibilities & Governing Code of Ethics

Conflict of Interest (see Main Office)

Professional Development Notes for Board (see Main Office, as this document contains sensitive information)

P&P Professional Development

Indicator 2.3 – The governing body ensures that the school leadership has the autonomy to meet goals for achievement and instruction and to manage day-to-day operations effectively.

School Improvement Plan

Roles and Responsibilities of School Leadership:

Roles/Responsibilities:  Board of Directors

Role/Responsibility:  Director

Role/Responsibility:  Principal

Role/Responsibility: Department Head

Role/Responsibility:  Office Manager

Stakeholder Input and Feedback:

New Gen Student Survey

New Gen Parent Survey

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Elementary)

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Middle & High School)

AdvancED Parent Survey Results

AdvancED Staff Survey Results

Agendas and Minutes of Meetings:

All Staff Meeting

Department Head Meeting

Elementary Dept. Meeting

Middle School Dept. Meeting

High School Dept. Meeting

Indicator 2.4 – Leadership and staff foster a culture consistent with the school’s purpose and direction.

ITBS Testing

P&P on review of mid-year testing

Yearly meetings on improvements held at the beginning and end of school year

Pre-planning (typically takes place in August)

Stakeholder Surveys:

New Gen Student Survey

New Gen Parent Survey

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Elementary)

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Middle & High School)

AdvancED Parent Survey Results

AdvancED Staff Survey Results

Staff Training on CHAMPs, How Difficult Can This Be?, and in-services

New Gen Hiring Policy

Departmental Meetings for collaboration:

All Staff Meeting

Department Head Meeting

Elementary Dept. Meeting

Middle School Dept. Meeting

High School Dept. Meeting

List of School Functions

Awards & Graduation Ceremonies 

Indicator 2.5 – Leadership engages stakeholders effectively in support of the school’s purpose and direction.

Involvement of Stakeholder in a School Improvement Plan

Planners/emails/reminders 2x/week

Student Handbook

New Gen Website

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All Staff Meeting

Department Head Meeting

Elementary Dept. Meeting

Middle School Dept. Meeting

High School Dept. Meeting

Advisory Committee’s Goal Setting

Pre-planning (typically takes place in August)

Indicator 2.6 – Leadership and staff supervision and evaluation processes result in improved professional practice and student success.

Professional Development Process

New Gen Student Survey

New Gen Parent Survey

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Elementary)

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Middle & High School)

AdvancED Parent Survey Results

AdvancED Staff Survey Results

P&P Mid-Year Testing Evaluation

Standard 3:  Teaching and Assessing for Learning – The school’s curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning.

Indicator 3.1 – The school’s curriculum provides equitable and challenging learning experiences that ensure all students have sufficient opportunities to develop learning, thinking, and life skills that lead to success at the next level.

New Gen Student Survey

New Gen Parent Survey

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Elementary)

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Middle & High School)

AdvancED Parent Survey Results

AdvancED Staff Survey Results

Lesson Plans – Elementary Sample

Lesson Plans – Middle School Math Sample

Lesson Plans – High School English Sample

Placement Methods

Online Curriculum:

Compass Learning

MySciLearn Fast ForWord

Raz-Kidz Reading

Dual Enrollment

80% Mastery Requirement

Matriculation to College Rates

ITBS Testing Results

MySciLearn Fast ForWord Results

Educational Philosophy (pg. 4)

Spiral Curriculum allows for frequent review

Indicator 3.2 – Curriculum, instruction, and assessment are monitored and adjusted systematically in response to data from multiple assessments of student learning and an examination of professional practice.

Common Assessments

Professional Development Plans

Student Education Action Plans based on ITBS

Saxon curriculum tests – Math & English, 80% mastery

Online Curriculum:  Assessments set to 80% mastery level

Compass Learning

MySciLearn Fast ForWord

Raz-Kidz Reading (Elementary)

Indicator 3.3 – Teachers engage students in their learning through instructional strategies that ensure achievement of learning expectations.

Authentic Assessments

Examples of teacher’s use of technology as an instructional resource:

Compass Learning (All Subjects:  Elementary, Middle, and High School)

MySciLearn Fast ForWord (Reading:  Elementary, Middle, and High School)

Raz-Kidz Reading (Elementary)

Examples of student’s use of technology as a learning tool:

Compass Learning (All Subjects:  Elementary, Middle, and High School)

MySciLearn Fast ForWord (Reading:  Elementary, Middle, and High School)

Raz-Kidz Reading (Elementary)

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Elementary)

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Middle & High School)

AdvancED Parent Survey Results

80% Mastery Requirement

Various Instructional Practices, such as:  teacher modeling, Kagan strategies, rubrics (different levels), Socratic seminar, cooperative learning, and direct instruction.

Indicator 3.4 – School leaders monitor and support the improvement of instructional practices of teachers to ensure student success.

Documentation of collection of lesson plans

Documentation of collection of lesson plans II

Documentation of collection of grades

Supervision and Evaluation Procedures

Professional Development Plans

Peer or mentoring opportunities and interactions

Recognition of Teachers

Classroom Observations

ITBS Action Plans Sample

Department Head Meetings

Administration of Approval of Additional Classroom Needs

Administration of Approval of Additional Classroom Need (Part II)

CHAMPs Books/Training

Indicator 3.5 – Teachers participate in collaborative learning communities to instruction and student learning.

Agendas and minutes of collaborative learning committees

Agendas and minutes of collaborative learning committees II

Calendar/schedule of learning community meetings

All Staff Meeting

Department Head Meeting

Elementary Dept. Meeting

Middle School Dept. Meeting

High School Dept. Meeting

In-service Training Days

Pre-Planning Week (see August on school calendar)

Indicator 3.6 – Teachers implement the school’s instructional process in support of student learning.

 Placement Tests:  ITBS, 80% mastery, Saxon Placement Test

Compass Learning’s Assessments & Learning Paths (pg. 12)

MySciLearn Fast ForWord Assessments & Learning Paths

Indicator 3.7 – Mentoring, coaching, and induction programs support instructional improvement consistent with the school’s values and beliefs about teaching and learning.

Staff Training:  How Difficult Can This Be?, Harry Wong training, etc.

Classroom Observations

Department Head Meeting

Elementary Dept. Meeting

Middle School Dept. Meeting

High School Dept. Meeting

In-service Training

Department Head Job Description

Professional Development Plans

Indicator 3.8 – The school engages families in meaningful ways in their children’s education and keeps them informed of their children’s learning progress.

New Gen Parent Survey

AdvancED Parent Survey Results

Calendar

P&P Parent Communication

Planners – used to facilitate parent/teacher comments and communication (pg. 7-8)

Weekly Reminders sent in email and paper form

Progress Reports

Report Cards

New Gen’s Facebook Page

Social Media/Texting

School-Sponsored Event for Students/Families

New Gen Sports-related Parent Communication

New Gen Sports-related Parent Meetings

Indicator 3.9 – The school has a formal structure whereby each student is well known by at least one adult advocate in the school who supports that student’s educational experience.

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Elementary)

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Middle & High School)

AdvancED Parent Survey Results

Student Admission Policy

Middle School’s Bonding Experience

Elementary Dept. Meeting

Middle School Dept. Meeting

High School Dept. Meeting

Student Education Plan – to be enforced by Dept. Head

Classroom Size: (pg. 3-4; Elementary/max 12 students, Middle & High School/max 14 students)

Indicator 3.10 – Grading and reporting are based on clearly defined criteria that represent the attainment of content knowledge and skills and are consistent across grade levels and courses.

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Elementary)

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Middle & High School)

AdvancED Parent Survey Results

Elementary Report Card

Middle & High School Report Card

Grading Scale: (pg. 6-7)

90 – 100        A        Excellent

80 – 89          B        Very Good

70 – 79          C        Average

60 – 69          D        Below Average

0 –  59           F        Failed

80% Mastery

Saxon Math

Student Handbook

Indicator 3.11 – All Staff members participate in a continuous program of professional learning.

Professional Development Plans

P&P Staff Training

Training Sample

All Staff Meeting

Department Head Meeting

Elementary Dept. Meeting

Middle School Dept. Meeting

High School Dept. Meeting

Indicator 3.12 – The school provides and coordinates learning support services to meet the unique learning needs of students.

ITBS 3x/year

P&P Mid-Year Testing Review

Contract with Therapies

Documentation of collaboration with therapies

MySciLearn – Fast ForWord – Sample of Students’ Gains

MySciLearn  – Fast ForWord – Results

How Difficult Can It Be?

How Difficult Can It Be? video samples

Mental Health Services Letter

 Standard 4:  Resources and Support Systems – The school has resources and provides services that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.

Indicator 4.1Qualified professional and support staff are sufficient in number to fulfill their roles and    responsibilities necessary to support the school’s purpose, direction, and the educational program.

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Elementary)

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Middle & High School)

AdvancED Parent Survey Results

P&P Employee New Hire

Documentation of Highly Qualified Staff (see Main Office, as these documents contain personal information)

13:1 Student:Teacher Ratio, three administrative staff and two paraprofessionals to 200 students

Almost all teachers have a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher)

Indicator 4.2Instructional time, material resources, and fiscal resources are sufficient to support the purpose and direction of the school.

Examples of efforts of school leaders to secure necessary material and fiscal resources:

Chromebook Acquisition for Students Part I

Chromebook Acquisition for Students Part II

Chromebook Acquisition for Students Part III

Chromebooks Acquisition for Students Part IV

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Elementary)

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Middle & High School)

AdvancED Parent Survey Results

AdvancED Staff Survey Results

School Calendar – Total instructional time is comparable to public and other private schools.

School has been in operation for 12 years and is financially solvent.

There is no lack of computers, internet, infrastructure, curriculum, or other items required for education.

Indicator 4.3The school maintains facilities, services, and equipment to provide a safe, clean, and healthy environment for all students and staff.

Documentation of compliance with local and state inspections’ requirements:

Fire Inspection Clearance

Health Inspection Clearance

Emergency Procedures:

Fire Safety & Crisis Management Plans

Emergency Evacuation Plan

There is a full-time maintenance person.  Staff is responsible for cleaning their individual portables/classrooms.  There is a process of reporting things that are in need of repair and to follow up to ensure repair is complete.

System for Maintenance Requests

Indicator 4.4Students and school personnel use a range of media and informative resources to support the school’s educational programs.

List of Varied Classroom Resources

Indicator 4.5The technology infrastructure supports the school’s teaching, learning, and operational needs.

Technology Plan

List of Varied Classroom Resources

Indicator 4.6The school provides support services to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of the student population being served.

Therapy Services

Weekly Chapel Services

Onsite Support

Agreements with school community agencies for student/family support

Indicator 4.7The school provides services that support the counseling, assessment, referral, educational, and career planning needs of all students.

Dual Enrollment Agreement with local college

PERT Pre-testing onsite twice/yearly

Therapy Services

Student Education Plan

Informal counseling occurring at all times

Referrals to community mental health facilities are provided on an individual basis, as needed.

 Standard 5:  Using Results for Continuous Improvement

Indicator 5.1The school establishes and maintains a clearly defined and comprehensive student assessment system.

P&P Assessments

Indicator 5.2Professional and support staff continuously collect, analyze, and apply learning from a range of data sources, including comparison and trend data about student learning, instruction, program evaluation, and organizational conditions.

New Gen Student Survey

New Gen Parent Survey

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Elementary)

AdvancED Student Survey Results (Middle & High School)

AdvancED Parent Survey Results

AdvancED Staff Survey Results

ITBS Scoring Instructions uniformly implemented through the school

Assessment Procedures

Example of use of data to design, implement, and evaluate continuous improvement plans and apply learning

List of data sources related to student learning, instruction, program effectiveness, and conditions that support learning

Indicator 5.3Professional and support staff are trained in the evaluation, interpretation, and use of data.

All staff are trained in the administration of the testing instrument.

Staff are given access to all testing results and encouraged to review data for improvement in their classroom.

This year, it was mandated that any teacher whose children were not making improvement in the mid-year testing by a degree of 80% (or higher) would have to write an intervention plan.

Sample Intervention Plan

Indicator 5.4The school engages in a continuous process to determine verifiable improvement in student learning, including readiness for and success at the next level.

Evidence of Student Growth:

Data Graphs

MySciLearn Fast ForWord Report

MySciLearn Fast ForWord Results

ITBS 3x/year

All graduating seniors must pass the 12th grade exam at a 10th grade level (or higher) in order to receive their high school diploma.  This testing requirement is used across the board and includes our ESE students as well.

Saxon, Pace English, Compass Learning, and MySciLearn Fast Forward all have internal, systematic reviews to ensure mastery of content.

Indicator 5.5Leadership monitors and communicates comprehensive information about student learning, conditions that support student learning, and the achievement of school improvement goals to stakeholders.

Biannual meetings with staff and management

Report cards

Testing results shared with staff

Yearly letters to parents regarding program enhancements (if not more often)

Quarterly Meetings with Board of Directors (see Main Office to view these documents as they contain sensitive information)

Pre and post test data reporting to parents (see Main Office to view these documents as they contain confidential, student information)

ACCREDITED? New Gen IS…

New Gen IS ACCREDITED by AdvancED (SACS - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)!

New Gen is the ONLY private school in Columbia County that is AdvancED (SACS) accredited.

For more information, click HERE

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