All Eligible Loudoun County Schools Achieve Accreditation
Yesterday, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) identified those schools in the state that have achieved accreditation status through their Quality Profiles. The profiles provide information about student achievement, college and career readiness, program completion, school safety, teacher quality and other topics of interest to parents and the general public.
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) announced that every eligible school in the division has achieved accreditation through VDOE. The only school not recognized was Elaine E. Thompson Elementary, the division’s newest school, which opened this year. It will be eligible for accreditation after it has been operating for at least one year. LCPS Superintendent Dr. Scott Ziegler stated, “Achieving accreditation demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement for all our schools, as well as college, career and civic readiness for every student.”
Being identified as an accredited school also aligns with the division’s third goal in its Strategic Plan for Excellence, Enriched Division. The recognition directly reflects LCPS’ commitment to maintaining an inclusive, safe, caring and rigorous learning environment as the foundation for student growth.
“The accreditation of all our schools is a testament to the hard work that happens in the classrooms of LCPS every day,” stated Loudoun County School Board Chair Jeff Morse. “Full accreditation is a critical stepping off point with which we begin our pursuit of academic excellence through One LCPS.”
Approximately one-third of the state’s school divisions had every one of their schools achieve accreditation, including Loudoun County. More information regarding VDOE’s Standards of Accreditation (SOA) can be found on their website.