For the past two and a half days, Magnolia Heights hosted a Peer Review Team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) as part of the school’s re-accreditation process. The visiting team, comprised of teachers and administrators from Mississippi, Tennessee, and North Carolina, toured the campus, visited classrooms, interviewed students, faculty, trustees, and parents, checked the school’s compliance with standards, and validated the school’s 5-Year School Improvement Plan.
The committee unanimously recommended re-accreditation and left very favorably impressed with Magnolia Heights, its students and faculty, and the level of educational excellence fostered at the school.
SAIS has 338 member schools from 11 southeastern states, the Caribbean, and Latin America, making SAIS one of the largest regional independent school associations in the country. SAIS represents over 180,000 students. SACS is part of AdvancED. AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, serving more than 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 69 countries that educate over 15 million students.
This validates what we already know: that our students are receiving an outstanding college preparatory education that will indeed prepare them for the rigors of college and life beyond, and is recognized by peer educators from schools across the region as such. I want to thank everyone who participated in the process and particularly to thank Allison Burris and her School Improvement Committee.