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K-12 School Point of Contacts (POCs)

  1. Principal's designate POC in Principal's Resource Center (All changes should be changed in the Principals' Resource Center AND emailed to Lee Kolbert)
  2. School POC Awareness Webinars - May 8, 2017 -(Recording under Resources in middle column.)
  3. School POC training; repeated in June and again in August. All school POCs must attend one session. Click here to register and see dates and times. 
  4. School POC Open Labs for SQF assistance every Tuesday from August 28, 2017 through October 10, 2017 at 2:00pm-4:00pm in FHESC-D9792 (EDW Labs)
    • August 28, 2017
    • September 5, 2017
    • September 12, 2017
    • September 19, 2017
    • September 26, 2017
    • October 3, 2017
    • October 10, 2017

What's It All About?

K-12 DA Resources

  1. Google Drive (POCs and Principals only)
  2. Bulletin April 2017
  3. 2013 Report
  4. May 8th-PPT FY18 K-12 POC awareness-overview accreditation
  5. May 8th (12pm)-POC overview Webinar recording (30 min.)
  6. NEW Standards FY18
  7. School-quality-factors (SQFs) (Word version for offline work)
  8. eleot 2.0 (classroom student learning observation tool)
  9. AdvancED-glossary-FY18
  10. Strategic Plan

K-12 DA POC Activity

The form below contains the "Required Actions" from the 2013 District Accreditation report. As we prepare for our Jan 2018 accreditation visit, it is important to assess how well we are addressing each of these areas. Read each "Required Action" carefully, and with your school leadership team, briefly answer each item. Use the link below that corresponds to your school. Please complete this prior to your first training. You may want to draft your responses offline using this Word version: POC HW offline draft. Don't forget to submit your final responses online.

Elementary 

Middle

High

Contact Us

K-12 Accreditation

Dr. Cheryl McKeever
PX 4-8850

cheryl.mckeever@palmbeachschools.org

Ms. Lee Kolbert
PX 4-7602

lee.kolbert@palmbeachschools.org

VPK Accreditation

M.J. Steele
PX 4-5884

m.j.steel@palmbeachschools.org

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.