K-12 School Point of Contacts (POCs)

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K-12 Accreditation

Ms. Lee Kolbert
PX 4-7602



Dr. Cheryl McKeever
PX 4-8850



VPK Accreditation

Early Learning Accreditation Website

M.J. Steele
PX 4-5884


K-12 Accreditation Engagement Review Dates

January 28-31, 2018

Click here for: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about K-12 Accreditation

POC Resources

  1. Google Drive (POCs and Principals only)
  2. Webinar Recordings
  3. Bulletin April 2017
  4. 2013 Report (External Review Final Report)
  5. Strategic Plan


By October 20, 2017
Required FORM: Upload  PDFs of School Assurances and SQF Reports. Click here to go to form.

What People Are Saying About The POC Workshops

"Ms. Kolbert is extremely knowledgeable and is an engaging presenter!"

"It was one of the better trainings that I have been to in the district.  Thank you for your time and energy."

"At this time my questions are answered. I feel comfortable that Ms Kolbert is available as required."

"Partnering with others from different schools was very beneficial in sharing ideas. The collaboration helped me to understand how the SQF's apply to my school. Also, I would like to add that I appreciated the summer session, because the initial idea of being the POC was overwhelming. I'm glad I have the summer break to get a headstart."

"It was a pleasure to meet you and I enjoyed the easiness of the presentation."

"I really liked that the social anxiety was removed from going to table to table and preassigned."

"The workshop was very comprehensive."

"I truly enjoyed your training Thursday. It was very informative and you broke it that in a way that  made it very easy to understand."

"No suggestions, it was very helpful and the amount of time spent on it was appropriate. Thank you."

"Lee was great, she had a good pace and kept us motivated! Thank you!"

"great job"

"It was very informative, thank you."

"Very thorough and supportive training."

"Excellent training!"

" I liked the format of the workshop."

"I liked how it was us discussing it and bouncing ideas off each other. I really wouldn't change anything."

"It was very helpful, thank you so much!"

"At this time my questions are answered. I feel comfortable that Ms Kolbert is available as required."

AdvancED Video

The AdvancED Accreditation Process, a protocol embraced around the world, is a clear and comprehensive program of evaluation and external review, supported by research-based standards, and dedicated to helping schools, districts and education providers continuously improve. AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, serving more than 30,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 70 countries that educate over 16 million students.

As the global leader in advancing education excellence through accreditation and school improvement, AdvancED brings together more than 100 years of experience and the expertise of the three largest US-based accreditation agencies — the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

accred-seal-bluesThe Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) is a division of AdvancED. The mission of SACS CASI is the improvement of education in the south through accreditation.

The School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) has held AdvancED's most prestigious Accredited status since first becoming a fully accredited school district in 2008. District Accreditation recognizes that increasing student achievement involves more than improving instruction.  It is a result of how well all the parts of the education system – the District, school, and classroom – work together to meet the needs of students.