Profile School has received the Commission on Public Secondary Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) re-accreditation report. This report is available on the Profile school's website, and Bethlehem, Easton, Franconia, and Sugar Hill libraries. This report is a result of the Visiting Committee's evaluation that was completed in October. The report is an evaluation of the seven standards: core values and beliefs, curriculum, instruction, assessment, school culture, school resources, and community resources.
After review of the report from the Committee on Public Secondary Schools at its March 25-26, 2012 meeting, the committee awarded the Profile School continued accreditation in NEASC. The committee commended and acknowledged Profile on many programs and services, including the following:
â?¢ the community's commitment to learning exemplified by the state-of-the-art multi-purpose facility that supports a variety of high-quality learning opportunities for students.
â?¢ the inclusive process used in developing the school's core values and beliefs about learning.
â?¢ the core values, beliefs, and 21st century learning expectations that are firmly based in research and best practices.
â?¢ the extraordinary positive climate that is reflective of the school's core values.
â?¢ the commitment of time and resources to the development of functioning professional learning communities (PLC's).
â?¢ the whole Literature Circle that focuses depth of understanding beyond grade and ability level.
â?¢ the dedication of the school community to the professional development and the continuing education of teachers and paraprofessionals.
â?¢ the consistent use of lesson and course specific rubrics to ensure students' understanding of what is expected of them prior to summative assessments.
â?¢ the care and concern for student well-being exhibited by members of the staff.
â?¢ the implementation of the new advisory program.
â?¢ the support offered to students and teachers by the library/media center.
â?¢ the implementation of a new advisory/personalization program for all students.
â?¢ the wide variety of opportunities for teacher learning and the administrative vision that foster a dynamic culture and promotes best instructional practices.
â?¢ the small class sizes and student/teacher loads that promote personalization for optimal student learning.
â?¢ the extensive intervention strategies offered to struggling learners.
â?¢ the 1:1 initiative designed to regularly integrate technology into learning.
â?¢ the widespread use of technology by teachers.
â?¢ the efforts to communicate with parents and members of the community.
â?¢ the autonomy afforded the principal to lead the school towards its 21st century learning expectations.
â?¢ the opportunities for learning that stretch beyond the boundaries of the school including on-line learning and community internships.
â?¢ the timely, coordinated, and directive intervention strategies for all students, including identified and at-risk student, that support each student's achievement of the school 21st century learning expectations.